Prof. Dr. Stefan Funk

Departament of Physics

Research Projects

  • X-ray and optical phase contrast imaging Dosimetry and advanced photo detectors
  • Phase-contrast imaging of bio-medical materials Eye-lens dosimeter

Current projects

  • Messung der höchsten Energien des kosmischen Elektronenspektrums mit Hilfe von Deep Learning

    (Third Party Funds Single)

    Term: 1. December 2023 - 30. November 2026
    Funding source: DFG-Einzelförderung / Sachbeihilfe (EIN-SBH)
  • Gravitationswellenteleskope der dritten Generation

    (Third Party Funds Single)

    Term: 1. July 2023 - 30. June 2026
    Funding source: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
  • Entwicklung eines Zwei-Interferometer-Scanners zur zerstörungsfreien Analyse von Mikrostrukturen in metallischen Bauteilen mittels Dunkelfeld-Röntgenbildgebung

    (Third Party Funds Single)

    Term: 1. April 2023 - 31. March 2026
    Funding source: DFG-Einzelförderung / Sachbeihilfe (EIN-SBH)
  • Optimierung des Designs von Wasser-Cherenkov-Detektoren für die Gammastrahlenastronomie

    (Third Party Funds Single)

    Term: 1. July 2021 - 30. June 2024
    Funding source: DFG-Einzelförderung / Sachbeihilfe (EIN-SBH)
  • Optische Intensitätsinterferometrie mit den H.E.S.S. Gammastrahlungsteleskopen

    (Third Party Funds Single)

    Term: 1. January 2020 - 31. December 2023
    Funding source: DFG-Einzelförderung / Sachbeihilfe (EIN-SBH)

    The aim of this project is to develop a system for optical intensity interferometry for the H.E.S.S gamma-ray telescopes in Namibia and to perform high-angular resolution measurement of stars in the V and R bands. The proposed project consists of three modules: a) development of the light-detection and electronics chain, b) development of the mechanical and optical struture and c) development of data analysis tools. We aim to demonstrate the feasibility of the full chain developed in this proposal to measure the stellar diameters of bright stars on timescales of a few hours (detect the signal at a projected 5-m baseline within minutes).

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