• Dr. Suchita Kulkarni

    Standort: Wohllebengasse, 2A03
    Telefon: +43 1 51581 - 2813


My research interest primarily is phenomenology of new physics scenarios. I specially concentrate on models which include a dark matter candidate. Such models can leave their imprint at the cosmic scale as well as at the collider experiments. I evaluate the impact a given new physics model has at the colliders such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) as well as at cosmic scales such as direct and indirect detection experiments and assess the viability of such new physics scenarios with all the existing constraints. I further find ways to discover the viable regions of parameter space of such new physics models. 

My other research interest include open data and open access science. I try to find to ways to make the data from LHC as well as from dark matter experiments available for theorists and for general public.  I have participated in MadAnalysis Public Analysis database. A project, which aims at creating a public database of new physics searches at the LHC. I am also a developer of SModelS, a tool which uses simplified model results of new physics searches at the LHC in a systematic fashion. 

I love to develop tools and perform numerical analysis. 

I work extensively with the LHC experimentalists. I am an associate theorist with the CMS collaboration and work with the CMS analysis group in Vienna. I am also one of the steering group members of the LHC reinterpretation forum. I believe, such an interaction is not only helpful but necessary in order to advance the field. The aim of such exercises is two fold, one is to devise new ways to discover new physics at the LHC and another is to demonstrate the necessity of open data and open access systems by pointing absence of necessary information for theorists in the public results of LHC searches. 


I was born in Mumbai, India where I completed my education until my master's degree. Below is a short sketch of my career so far.

  1. Since September 2014: Joint postdoctoral research fellow with CMS analysis - DM theory group at HEPHY, Vienna
  2. 09/2011 - 08/2013: Postdoctoral research fellow, Theory group, Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique & Cosmologie (LPSC), Grenoble, France
  3. 07/2007 - 08/2011: Doctoral fellow, Theory group of Prof. Manuel Drees, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  4. 06/2004 - 07/2006: Master of Science, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India


For part of my doctoral studies at the University of Bonn, I was a recipient of Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher fellowship.

Betreuung von Studenten

Master Students: (Principle supervisor)

  1. Ms. Genessis Perez (now doing her PhD at KIT) 

Master Students: (co-supervisor) 

  1. Ms. Veronika Magerl (Now doing her PhD at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg)
  2. Mr. Micheal Traub (Moved to industry)

PhD Students: (co-research-supervisor)

  1. Mr. Federico Ambrogi (since November 2014 -- present)


I am active on twitter. As a physicist, I like to tweet about all the fun things happening in physics and as a female physicist, from time to time I like to raise my voice and express my opinion. You can follow me on twitter here

Publikationen (Auswahl)

Reconciling the 2 TeV Excesses at the LHC in a Linear Seesaw Left-Right Model

Frank F. Deppisch, Lukas Graf, Suchita Kulkarni, Sudhanwa Patra, Werner Rodejohann, Narendra Sahu, Utpal Sarkar, Accepted PRD

Dark Matter Benchmark Models for Early LHC Run-2 Searches: Report of the ATLAS/CMS Dark Matter Forum

Daniel Abercrombie, et al., arXiv:1507.00966 [hep-ph]

Monochromatic neutrino lines from sneutrino dark matter

Chiara Arina, Suchita Kulkarni, Joseph Silk, Phys.Rev. D92 (2015) 083519

Light stop in the MSSM after LHC Run 1

Genevieve Belanger, Diptimoy Ghosh, Rohini Godbole, Suchita Kulkarni, JHEP 1509 (2015) 214

Constraints on sneutrino dark matter from LHC Run 1

Chiara Arina, Maria Eugenia Cabrera Catalan, Sabine Kraml, Suchita Kulkarni, Ursula Laa, JHEP 1505 (2015) 142

SModelS v1.0: a short user guide

Sabine Kraml, Suchita Kulkarni, Ursula Laa, Andre Lessa, Veronika Magerl, Wolfgang Magerl, Doris Proschofsky-Spindler, Michael Traub, Wolfgang Waltenberger, LPSC14295, HEPHY-PUB-945-14


A complete list of my publications can be found here.