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If you are interested in doing a B.Sc. or M.Sc. project (bachelor projekt eller speciale) you are more than welcome to get in touch per E-mail or phone or stop by. Below some suggestions for projects that are currently available or have recently been carried out in the group. If you have any other ideas we would of course be happy to discuss them with you.

Generally the projects have been designed with a foundation of existing data or modeling, so that there will be something to start out with immediately - but also with enough flexibility that the you can pursue own ideas and influence the project as you see fit (e.g., applying for additional observations, modeling specific parts of the data, ...). Many of the projects utilize observations at mid-IR or submillimeter wavelengths, but we don't expect you to have any particular knowledge about  these types of observations before starting the project (you should of course be interested in learning more about them).

For a one-year M.Sc. thesis it will often be possible to finish up the project with a scientific paper that can be submitted to a journal - a plus for anyone wanting to apply for a Ph.D. programme.

The impact of outflows on the physical evolution of protostars

The purpose of the M.Sc project will be to study the importance of outflows on the dense material surrounding low-mass protostars through combining interferometric data with single dish observations. Read more...

The physical structure of a very low-luminosity protostar

In this project we will use multi-wavelength continuum and spectral line observations to study a very low luminosity protostar in detail. We will use submillimeter images from the APEX telescope to study its physical structure including its luminosity, and other physical properties, like the core mass and the density distribution. Read more...

The physics of protostellar jets

This aim of this project is to use the Spitzer mid-infrared spectrograph to map the interaction of jets with their parent protostellar envelopes of a sample of embedded protostars. The analysis of these observations along with data from Herschel, will help to characterize the physical conditions of jet interactions in shocks. Read more...

The small-scale chemical structure of an embedded protostar

The aim of this project is to use high-angular resolution observations from the Submillimeter Array (SMA) to study the variations in the physics and chemistry on few hundred AU scales in the deeply embedded protostar B1-c. Read more...

Chemical clocks for high-mass protostars

The aim of this project is to study the emission of sulfur-bearing molecules toward the young high-mass star G327 from submillimeter observations and use these to constrain its physical and chemical structure - in particular, to address whether the sulfur-chemistry can be used as a chemical clock. Read more...

Formation of protostars in regions of strong UV radiation

The aim of this project is to use millimetre wavelength data from the Submillimeter Array (SMA) and the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) to study the effects from external heating on star formation in the Orion nebula. Read more...

3D structure of molecular clouds, young protostars and disks

The aim of this project is to investigate the 3D structure of star forming regions and protostars and disks. Using sophisticated radiative transfer tools and large observational datasets we will try to come up with descriptions of the source structures and try to investigate the importance of projections etc. - with the aim of making predictions for future observations. If you are interested - get in touch and we will together work out a more detailed description.