Space and Astrophysics – Theses

Students interested in doing a Bachelor, Master or PhD thesis at TP IV should contact Reinhard Schlickeiser for more information. Currently available topics are:

  • Whistler waves in dusty plasmas
  • Marginal instability conditions of magnetized thermal anistropic plasmas
  • Resonant particle-wave interactions in cosmic plasmas
  • Fluctuations of magnetized plasmas
  • Secondary electron production by ultrahighenergy cosmic rays
  • Cosmic ray ionization and heating of interstellar clouds
  • Quasilinear relaxation of the mirror- and firehose-instability
  • Cosmic ray transport in chaotic magnetic fields
  • Renormalized quasilinear transport theory of cosmic rays
  • Focused transport and acceleration of cosmic rays
  • Nonlinear synchrotron-self Compton emission of relativistic electrons in equipartition magnetic fields: spectral energy distributions and light curves

Ongoing theses by group members:

Title Author Type
The cosmic ray anisotropy problem M. Caglar Ph.D.
Kinetic theory of fluctuations in astrophysical plasmas U. Kolberg Ph.D.
T. Tolksdorf Ph.D.

Finished Ph.D. theses by group members:

Title Author Year Type Link
Propagation of cosmic rays in the interstellar and intergalactic medium S. Krakau 2016 Ph.D. PDF
Effects of a finite downstream medium in diffusive cosmic ray acceleration at relativistic shock waves T. Antecki 2016 Ph.D. PDF
Plasma Instabilities of Particle Beams in the Intergalactic Medium A. Kempf 2015 Ph.D.
Linear theory of kinetic instabilities in counterstreaming bi-Maxwellian plasmas S. Vafin 2015 Ph.D. PDF
The Cascade Emission of Blazars U. Menzler 2015 Ph.D. PDF
Plasma effects on fast electron-positron pair beams in cosmic voids M. Supsar 2014 Ph.D. PDF
Temperature instabilities in the solar wind plasmaM. Michno2014Ph.D.PDF
Spontan emittierte Fluktuationen in unmagnetisierten Plasmen und der Ursprung kosmischer MagnetfelderT. Felten2014Ph.D.PDF
On the significance of the time-dependent treatment of blazar flaresM. Zacharias2013Ph.D.PDF
Linear theory of temperature instabilities in magnetized thermal plasmasT. Skoda2013Ph.D.PDF
Die Instabilitäten der gewöhnlichen Mode in GegenstromplasmenD. Ibscher2013Ph.D.PDF
Diffusive Beschreibung des fokussierten Transports solarer energiereicher geladener TeilchenS. Artmann2013Ph.D.PDF
Calculation of turbulence power spectra from anisotropic dampingP. Hofmann2011Ph.D.PDF
Über die Energiebilanz und Dynamik kosmischer ElektronenJ. Ruppel2010Ph.D.PDF
Weiterentwicklung des Pick-up-Modell für relativistische JetsD. Gerbig2010Ph.D.PDF
Plasmainstabilitäten in anisotropen GegenstromverteilungenA. Stockem2009Ph.D.PDF
Nonlinear electron synchrotron cooling and synchrotron self-Compton flaring of TeV blazarsC. Röken2009Ph.D.PDF
Lineare und nichtlineare Moden in stossfreien unmagnetisierten PlasmenU. Schaefer-Rolffs2008Ph.D.PDF
Confinement and Anisotropy of Ultrahigh-Energy Cosmic Rays in Isotropic Plasma Wave TurbulenceM. Vukcevic2007Ph.D.PDF
Instabilitäten und Teilchentransport in stossfreien, astrophysikalischen PlasmenR. Tautz2006Ph.D.PDF
Polarisation magnetohydrodynamischer WellenA. Dogan2005Ph.D.PDF
Acceleration and spatial dffusion of galactic cosmic raysR. Weyer2005Ph.D.PDF
Inverse Comptonstreuung und die Hochenergie-Emission relativistischer StosswellenC. Arbeiter2005Ph.D.PDF
Plasmawellendampfung und ihre Interaktion mit dem Transport kosmischer StrahlungF. Spanier2005Ph.D.PDF
Nichtthermische Heizung und Temperaturbilanz in Jets aktiver galaktischer KerneM. Siewert2005Ph.D.PDF
Auswirkung magnetohydrodynamischer Turbulenz und Teilchen-Welle-Wechselwirkung in relativistischen AusflüssenC. Schuster2004Ph.D.PDF
On the Time-Dependent Propagation of Cosmic RaysI. Büsching2004Ph.D.PDF
Topological link invariants of magnetic fieldsC. Mayer2003Ph.D.PDF
On solar wind magnetic fluctuations and their influence on the transport of charged particles in the heliosphereO. Stawicki2003Ph.D.PDF
Transport kosmischer Strahlung in der anisotropen magnetohydrodynamischen TurbulenzA. Schalchi2003Ph.D.PDF