Workgroup Prof. Neu-Ruffing

Nikhita Khera


PhD student

RPTU Kaiserslautern

Department of Physics

Erwin-Schroedinger Straße

Building 56, Office 277

67663 Kaiserslautern


+49 (0)631 205 5047


  • Seit Juli 2020: PhD student in the group of  Prof. Dr. Elke Neu-Ruffing, TU Kaiserslautern

  • 2020 - 2021: Research Assistant (Intern) at Technical University of Munich;
    Main focus of the work was on the calibration setup for the POCAM (Precision Optical CAlibration Module) planned for the IceCube Upgrade (a cubic km neutrino detector).

  • 2018 - 2020: Student Assistant at Technical University of Munich; working in the ECP(Experimental Physics withCosmic Particles) group of Prof. Dr. Resconi, in the development of two pathfinder experiments STRAW and STRAW-b towards building a cubic kilometre scale neutrino detector in the Pacific Ocean, P-ONE (Pacific Ocean Neutrino Explorer).

  • 2016-2021: Masters (Applied and Engineering Physics) at Technical University Munich

  • 2013-2015: Masters (Applied Physics) atGautam Buddha University

  • 2010-2013: Bachelor of Science (Physics) at University of Delhi, India

Selected publications

POCAM in the IceCube Upgrade - arXiv:2108.05298v1 [astro-ph.HE] 11, Aug 2021

M. Boehmer et al 2019 JINST 14 P02013 - STRAW (STRings for Absorption length in Water): pathfinder for a neutrino telescope in the deep Pacific Ocean

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