My research interests involve a deeper understanding of electroweak symmetry breaking and the Higgs boson (discovered at the LHC in 2012). I'm a member of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC based at CERN (in Geneva, Switzerland), where proton-proton collisions at energies of 13/14 TeV are investigated. These collision energies, the highest ever achieved at a collider, allow us to produce heavy fundamental particles such as the Higgs boson, and study phenomena at extremely high energy scales where electroweak symmetry breaking plays an important role.
I am focused on understanding the properties of the Higgs boson, such as its quantum numbers, its couplings to other particles, and its behaviour in more detail through precision measurements with the ATLAS detector. This will enable a better understanding of the physics of electroweak symmetry breaking. I am also interested in searches for new phenomena beyond the Standard Model of particle physics that could appear at TeV energy scales.
- 1999 B.A.Sc.(University of Toronto)
- 2001 M.Sc. (University of Toronto)
- 2007 Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
- 2006-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher (Universität Freiburg)
- 2011-2015 Akademischer Rat (Universität Freiburg)
- since 2015 Professor in experimental particle physics (Universität Göttingen)