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

  • Third Generation Gravitational Wave Telescope

    (Third Party Funds Single)

    Term: 1. July 2020 - 30. June 2023
    Funding source: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
  • Optische Intensitätsinterferometrie mit den H.E.S.S. Gammastrahlungsteleskopen

    (Third Party Funds Single)

    Term: 1. January 2020 - 31. December 2022
    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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