Fakultät für Physik

research interests:
hadron collider physics, detector development, grid computing

- development of hybrid pixel detectors and electronics
- grid computing in high energy physics (Tier-2/3, GoeGrid)
- studies of superconducting cavities for future accelerators
- physics of the top quark
- search for and physics of higgs bosons
- search for supersymmetric particles as candidates for dark matter

career path:
1990-1993 student of physics and mathematics at University of Bonn
1993-1996 DPhil student at University of Oxford on ZEUS experiment
at HERA
1997-1998 PostDoc at University of Oxford on ZEUS experiment at HERA
1997 MSc by research student at University of Oxford on ZEUS
experiment at HERA
1999-2000 CERN research fellow on OPAL experiment at LEP and
on CMS experiment at LHC
2000-2001 CERN research staff on OPAL experiment at LEP and
on CMS experiment at LHC
2001-2006 junior faculty (Hochschulassistent) at University of Bonn
on D0 experiment at Tevatron, OPAL experiment at LEP and
ATLAS experiment at LHC
2003-2005 visiting assistent professor at Rochester University/NY
and Fermilab/Batavia with Tom Ferbel as AvH Feodor-Lynen
fellow
2005-2006 interim professor in experimental particle physics at
University of Göttingen
2006 Habilitation at University of Bonn on "Top Quark Physics at
Hadron Colliders"
2006 DFG-Heisenberg fellow at Max-Planck-Institute for Physics
(Werner-Heisenberg-Institut) on ATLAS experiment at LHC
2006 - full professor at Georg-August-University of Göttingen on
ATLAS experiment at LHC and on D0 experiment at Tevatron.
Member of FSP-101 ATLAS
Member of Helmholtz-Alliance "Physics at the Terascale"

awards:
2001 Young Physicists Prize of the European Physics Society (EPS)
2006 Heisenberg fellowship
2007 Förderpreis des Stiftungsrates der Georg-August-Universität
Göttingen in "Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit"