Open Bachelor Projects

In general, a Bachelor project can be performed in a field related to any lecture of the Bachelor (or early Master) curriculum. At the institute of theoretical and computational physics these are, e.g., Theoretical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical Electrodynamics, Computational Methods in Technical Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Computer Simulations, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, etc.

Depending on the expertise of our lecturers, possible topics are

  • Prof. von der Linden:
    • Probability theory: Bayesian probability theory and machine learning, machine learning for quantum many-body systems
    • Continuum mechanics: trajectory of a spinning ball, complex analysis for the treatment of potential flows, beam bending
    • Electrodynamics: Maxwell equations and impedance measurements in biological systems
  • Prof. Arrigoni: Numerical and/or analytical treatment or literature search on the following subjects:
    • Selected topics in Theoretical Mechanics or Quantum Mechanics
    • Quantum computer / quantum information: quantum algorithms, entanglement, decoherence
    • Quantum systems out of equilibrium: electronic transport, quantum dots, periodically driven systems (solar cells)
    • Many body systems
  • Prof. Aichhorn:
    • Ab-initio calculation of materials properties: density functional theory calculations, crystal structure optimisations
    • Magnetism: Calculation of coupling parameters, quantum-to-classical mapping, Monte Carlo simulation of classical spin systems
    • Neural networks and machine learning in various contexts
  • Prof. Evertz:
    • Quantum mechanics: Simulations and applications
    • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Prof. Bonthuis:
    • Effect of ion adsorption on cyclic voltammetry curves and impedance spectroscopy
    • The flexibility of charged and uncharged biological membranes in coarse-grained simulations
    • The effect of applying osmotic pressure in lipid membrane systems using molecular simulations
  • Prof. Kernbichler:
    • Nuclear Fusion and related topics (for particularily interested students)
    • Matlab versus Python in Physics and Teaching
    • Matlab – Object Oriented Programming (possibly in connection with teaching)
  • Prof. Kernbichler / Christopher Albert (@IPP Garching):
    • Selected methods and tools for data analysis in magnetic confinement fusion
    • Testing scientific software with Python

Another possibility is to work on a Bachelor project in cooperation with a company.
Regular offers can be found on the blackboard of the student union in the ground floor or on their website.

To give you an idea, what topics are possible please have a look at the list of completed Bachelor projects.