German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

PhD Student for Polarimetry of Laser Plasma Electron Beams

Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY

Hamburg, Germany

The FLC group shapes the physics case and develops detector tech­nol­ogies and concepts for future particle collider experiments. Compact plasma-based accelera­tors with their extremely high accelera­tion gradients could revolutionize accelerator applications from radiation facilities via light sources to future particle colliders. In order to demonstrate the generation of polarised electron beams from laser plasma accelera­tion (LPA) as one of the key pre­requisites for collider and material science applications, this project targets the development of an electron polarimeter to diagnose beams from a novel LPA source of polarised beams.

The position

  • Design of a novel polarimeter for LPA generated electron beams
  • Experimental implementation of the polarimeter design
  • Measurement of the polarisation degree of LPA generated electron beams
  • Master in experimental physics
  • Advanced knowledge in particle detectors and/or accelerator physics
  • Experience in programming (C++, Python… ) and hands-on laboratory work
  • Team ability and very good English language skills

For further information, please contact Dr. Jenny List +49 40 8998-3681,

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: FHDO004/2020