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Modern Astroparticle Physics' Bright Star

Multimessenger Astronomy

The researchers at E5b study the fascinating interface between astrophysics, particle physics and data science. In close collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines, we develop modern methods of data processing, analysis and machine learning and apply them to data from measuring instruments across the electromagnetic spectrum and in the neutrino regime.

To collect this multi-messenger data, we participate in large international collaborations and take leading roles in CTA, MAGIC, FACT and IceCube. In the GLOW consortium, we are committed to creating a bright future for radio astronomy in Germany. An increasingly important link in the chain of scientific discovery is formed by modern simulation methods, e.g. for airlocks and lepton propagation, where scientists from our group play a key role in software development and maintenance. And of course, in the end, we always mind the phenomenological interpretation of the data and the modelling and understanding of cosmic high-energy sources.

Student contributions at all levels play a crucial role in this. A selection of past and ongoing work, as well as suggestions for new topics, can be found on these pages.

Found something of your interest, we always welcome scientific discussion!



Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.