Undergraduate Research

Available Projects

Development of a position sensitive cosmic-ray detector

Faculty Sponsor: A. Nepomuk Otte (profile)
Research website: otte.gatech.edu
Earliest Start Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Based on a previous design study by an undergraduate student we want to build a position sensitive cosmic-ray detector from plastic scintillator, wavelength shifter, and siliconphotomultipliers as readout. The task is to fabricate a prototype that validates the detector concept.

Performance studies of novel photon detectors for future gamma-ray instruments

Faculty Sponsor: A. Nepomuk Otte (profile)
Research website: otte.gatech.edu
Earliest Start Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

We are looking for an undergraduate student who is interested to study the impact of novel photon detectors in future gamma-ray instruments. The work requires working with C/C++ code and running simulations on a large cluster of several thousands of cores.