Thea Engler

Notkestraße 85 (CXNS)
22607 Hamburg
Room: Room 02.018



Big Data Challenges in X-Ray Microscopy at the Photon Limit
Supervisors: Prof. Christian Schroer (DESY/UHH), Dr. Johannes Hagemann (DESY), Prof. Mathias Trabs (formerly UHH)

Thea studied physics at the University of Freiburg and the University of Edinburgh. She worked as a research assistant in the Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS) in Freiburg. After she received the bachelor’s degree in 2018, she joined DESY’s summer student program in the theoretical particle physics group of Prof. Georg Weiglein. Thea continued her studies at the University of Freiburg with a master in physics. She specialised in machine learning, advanced particle physics and theoretical quantum optics. For the master thesis, she joined the ATLAS group of Prof. Gregor Herten, and performed a training of an extended b-tagging algorithm with neural networks.
For her PhD, Thea is working on lensless X-ray microscopy at DESY. The goal of the project is to improve the algorithm for the phase retrieval on holograms of very small objects. For that, she is investigating extensions to the existing physical model with methods from data science and mathematics.