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Research interests


I am searching for signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. This involves several different search paths like direct searches for Dark Matter with the CRESST experiment at Gran Sasso and indirect searches for unknown physics signatures with flavour physics. Besides this searches for new phenomena I studied aspects of the strong interaction, in particular the strong coupling constant of Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD). 

Instrumentation and commissioning of modern high energy physics experiments is another focus of my work. Here my emphasis is on tracking, starting from the development and construction of silicon based particle detectors to calibration of tracking detectors using track based alignment algorithms.   

 

Biographical sketch


 Postdoctorate career

  • winter term 16/17 visiting Professor at the Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • since 2014 full Professor at the Vienna University of Technology
  • since 2013 Director of the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2010-2013 W2 Professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich and Junior Research Group Leader at the Excellence Cluster Universe "Origin and Structure of the Universe"
  • 2006-2010  Assistant to the Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich, Germany
  • 2005-2006 Scientific Coordinator of the International Max Planck Research School for Elementary Particle Physics, the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Munich
  • 2001-2005, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Munich
  • 1999-2001, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Maryland, US

 Academic education with degree

  • 1992-1996 Physics at the University of Heidelberg, Diploma, Prof. J. v. Krogh

 Scientific degrees

  • Doctorate: Physics, University of Heidelberg, 1999, Prof. J. v. Krogh

 

 

Funding


  • Spannungsversorgung,  Service und Positionsbestimmung für den Belle II-DEPFET Pixel Detektor, BMBF 05H12WM8
  • Erforschung der Grenzen des Standardmodells mit dem ATLAS Detektor bei LHC (main proposer and project leader: Prof. Dorothee Schaile), BMBF 05H12WM1
  • Excellence Cluster Origin and Structure of the Universe, DFG 153, one out of 25 principal investigator
  • A new detector concept for Dark Matter Searches, Innovation Fund Research, Science and Society of ÖAW
  • Simulation for the development of detectors for direct dark matter searches, FWF I 3299

Supervision


Teaching


 

  • TU Vienna WS 2016/17
    • 141.A49, Lecture "Search for Dark Matter" (Script)
    • 142.069, Seminar "Schlüsselexperimente der Teilchenphysik"
  • TU Vienna SS 2017
    • 141.A52, Lecture "Physik am LHC: Vermessung des Higgs-Bosons und Suche nach Physik jenseits des Standardmodells"(Script)
    • Lecture at the Summer School in Maria Laach, September 2016, "Search for Dark Matter"
  • TU Vienna WS 2016/17
    • 142.069, Seminar "Schlüsselexperimente der Teilchenphysik"
    • 141.A49, Lecture "Search for Dark Matter" (Script)
    • 141.A52 Laboratory class "Experimentelle Methoden der Hochenergiephysik"
  • TU Vienna SS 2016
    •  Lecture "Precision Measurements with Heavy Mesons"
  • TU Vienna WS 2015/16
    • 142.069, Seminar "Schlüsselexperimente der Teilchenphysik", Mo, 16h -18h, Library at HEPHY
    • 141.A52, Lecture "Physik am LHC: Vermessung des Higgs-Bosons und Suche nach Physik jenseits des Standardmodells"(Script), Mi 12h-14h, Freihaus, Seminarraum DA grün 03 C 
    • 141.A52 Laboratory class "Experimentelle Methoden der Hochenergiephysik"
  • TU Vienna SS 2015
    • 141.A49, Lecture "Search for Dark Matter" (Script)
  • TU Vienna WS 2014/15
    • 141.A43, Lecture "Precision Measurements with Heavy Mesons"
    • 141.A52 Laboratory class "Experimentelle Methoden der Hochenergiephysik"

Outreach activities


I gave several presentations about particle physics for the general public, including presentations for high school students within the High Energy Physics Masterclass program. I acted as a tour guide for various experimental setups and I participated in dedicated outreach programs approaching the public in an unusal way like the Cafe and Kosmos program.  

I was in charge for the contribution from HEPHY to the exhibition "The beginning of everything. About Galaxies, Quarks and Collisions"  at the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien. 

During the exhibition I gave a presentation about the Standard Model of particle Physics - "Alles Quark?".

Selected publications


DEPFET detectors for direct detection of MeV Dark Matter particles

Alexander Bähr, Holger Kluck, Jelena Ninkovic, Jochen Schieck, Johannes Treis, arXiv

Results on low mass WIMPs using an upgraded CRESST-II detector

G. Angloher, A. Bento, C. Bucci, L. Canonica, A. Erb, F. v. Feilitzsch, N.Ferreiro Iachellini, P. Gorla, A. Gutlein, P. Huff, J. Jochum, M. Kiefer, C. Kister, H. Kluck, J.C. Lanfranchi, J. Loebell, A. Munster, F. Petricca, W. Potzel, F., Eur.Phys.J. C74 (2014) 3184

The COSINUS project - perspectives of a NaI scintillating calorimeter for dark matter search

G. Angloher, P. Carniti, L. Cassina, L. Gironi, C. Gotti, A. Gütlein, D. Hauff, M. Maino, S.S. Nagorny, L. Pagnanini, G. Pessina, F. Petricca, S. Pirro, F. Pröbst, F. Reindl, K. Schäffner, J. Schieck, W. Seidel, Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) 441

Time-dependent angular analysis of the decay $B_{s}^{0} \to J/{\psi\phi}$ and extraction of $\Delta\Gamma_{s}$ and the CP-violating weak phase $\phi_s$ by ATLAS

Georges Aad, Tatevik Abajyan, Brad Abbott, Jalal Abdallah, Samah Abdel Khalek, Ahmed Ali Abdelalim, Ovsat Abdinov, Rosemarie Aben, Babak Abi, Maris Abolins, Ossama AbouZeid, Halina Abramowicz, Henso Abreu, Emilio Acerbi, Bobby Samir Acharya,, JHEP 1212 (2012) 072

Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

Georges Aad, Tatevik Abajyan, Brad Abbott, Jalal Abdallah, Samah Abdel Khalek, Ahmed Ali Abdelalim, Ovsat Abdinov, Rosemarie Aben, Babak Abi, Maris Abolins, Ossama AbouZeid, Halina Abramowicz, Henso Abreu, Bobby Samir Acharya, Leszek Adamczy, Phys.Lett. B716 (2012) 1-29

Measurement of the strong coupling $\alpha_{S}$ from the three-jet rate in $e^{+}e^{-}$ - annihilation using JADE data

Jochen Schieck, Siegfried Bethke, Stefan Kluth, Christoph Pahl, Zoltan Trocsanyi, Eur.Phys.J. C73 (2013) 2332

Observation of CP violation in the $B^0$ meson system

Bernard Aubert, D. Boutigny, J.M. Gaillard, A. Hicheur, Y. Karyotakis, J.P. Lees, P. Robbe, V. Tisserand, A. Palano, G.P. Chen, J.C. Chen, N.D. Qi, G. Rong, P. Wang, Y.S. Zhu, G. Eigen, P.L. Reinertsen, B. Stugu, B. Abbott, G.S. Abrams,, Phys.Rev.Lett. 87 (2001) 091801

Selected presentations


EPS-HEP 2017, Venice

Cosinus - Cryogenic Dark Matter searches with NaI crystals (Eingeladener Konferenzvortrag), 07-07-17, PDF

MPI München, DESY Hamburg, DESY Zeuthen , Germany

The low Side of the dark Side (Kolloquium), 02-05-17, PDF

Moriond EW 2015, Italy

Direct Dark Matter Search with CRESST (Eingeladener Konferenzvortrag), 16-03-15, PDF

MPTL '20, München

Particle Physics - three years after the discovery of the Higgs (Eingeladener Konferenzvortrag), 09-10-15

Vienna Conference on Instrumentation 2013, Vienna

DEPFET Pixels as a vertex detector for the Belle II experiment (Konferenzvortrag), 12-02-13, PDF

Moriond Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories 2012, Moriond, Italy

Heavy Flavour Measurements in ATLAS and CMS (Eingeladener Konferenzvortrag), 06-03-13, PDF

16th International Conference on Quantum Chromo Dynamics, Montpellier, France

Measurement of the strong coupling $\alpha_{S}$ from the three-­jet rate in $e^{+}e^{-}$-annihilation using JADE data (Eingeladener Konferenzvortrag), 09-07-12, PDF

Further Information


Conference Organisation

  • Chair of the local organising committee of the EPS-HEP 2015 
  • Member of the local organising committee of the Vienna Conference on Instrumentation 2016 
  • Member of the local organising committee of the LHCSki 2016 in Obergurgl
  • Member of the local organising committee of the ALPS2017 in Obergurgl
  • Organisation of ATLAS Workshops on Tracking and Alignment, Castle Ringberg, 2006, 2008 and 2011
  • Organisation of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd LHC Detector Alignment Workshop, CERN, 2006, 2007 and 2009 
  • Organization of the Workshop on precision measurements of $\alpha_{S}$ at the Max Planck Institute for Physics, 2011.

Others

  • Scientific coordinator of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Elementary Particle Physics - Theoretical, Experimental and Cosmological Frontiers 
  • Scientific delegate of Austria to CERN council