PRISMA Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the main decision-making body of PRISMA, regarding its overall scientific programme, budget planning, appointments, and allocation of internal research funds.

 

Professor Dr. Kurt Aulenbacher
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Institute for Nuclear Physics
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-22804
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Section Leader
Structural Initiative E: Mainz Energy-recovering Superconduction Accelerator (MESA)
Research: Accelerator physics, spin dynamics and polarimetry at accelerators,spin-polarized electron sources, high brightness photo emission, parity violation in electron–nucleon scattering

Professor Dr. Volker Büscher
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Institute of Physics
Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics (ETAP)
Staudingerweg 7
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-20399
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Section Leader
Research Area B: Origin of Mass and Physics beyond the Standard Model
Research: Experimental high-energy physics, supersymmetry and dark matter, Higgs physics

Professor Dr. Achim Denig
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Institute for Nuclear Physics
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-22830
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Section Leader
Research Area A: Fundamental Interactions
Research: Hadron physics with electromagnetic probesprecision measurements of hadronic form factors, hadron spectroscopy (light quark and charm sector), dark sector physics, hardware: tracking detectors (drift chambers, GEM detectors)

Professor Dr. Werner Heil
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Institute of Physics
Quantum, Atomic and Neutron Physics (QUANTUM)
Staudingerweg 7
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-22885
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Section Leader
Structural Initiative F: TRIGA User Facility
Research:
Electromagnetic structure of the neutron, optical pumping of 3He, nuclear spin-relaxation, hyperpolarised 3He for MR lung imaging, angular correlations in neutron beta-decays, physics with ultra-cold neutrons, search for neutron electric dipole moment


Professor Dr. Matthias Neubert
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Institute of Physics
Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP)
Staudingerweg 7
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-23681
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Cluster Coordinator and Director
Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics (MITP)
Research:
Theoretical elementary-particle physics, QCD and collider physics, flavor physics and CP violation, effective field theories, physics beyond the Standard Model

Professor Dr. Uwe Oberlack
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Institute of Physics
Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics (ETAP)
Staudingerweg 7
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-25167
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Section Leader
Structural Initiative H: PRISMA Detector Lab
Research:
Experimental astroparticle physics, dark matter (direct detection), gamma-ray astrophysics

Professor Dr. Concettina Sfienti
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Institute for Nuclear Physics
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-25841
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Section Leader
Research Area C: Structure of Matter
Structural Initiative H: PRISMA Detector Lab
Research:
Structure of matter, new particles and interactions, physics of hadrons, strangeness in nuclear physics, neutron stars and the nuclear Equation of State

Professor Dr. Stefan Weinzierl
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Institute of Physics
Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP)
Staudingerweg 7
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-25579
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Section Leader
Research Area D: Theoretical Concepts and Mathematical Foundations
Research:
Precision calculations in particle physics, mathematical physics

 

Professor Dr. Hartmut Wittig
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Institute for Nuclear Physics
Theory Group
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-26808
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Cluster Coordinator and Section Leader Research Area D: Theoretical Concepts and Mathematical Foundations
Research:
lattice QCD, physics of hadrons, flavour physics

Professor Dr. Michael Wurm
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Institute of Physics
Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics (ETAP)
Staudingerweg 7
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-23928
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Leader Young Investigator Groups
Research:

Low energy neutrino physics:
search for sterile neutrinos in the SOX experiment, spectroscopy of solar neutrinos in the Borexino experiment, preparation and construction of the JUNO detector for determining the neutrino mass hierarchy, further development of organic liquid scintillators for future neutrino experiments