PRISMA+ Steering Committee

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

 

A | B | D | M | N | O | P | R | S | V | W

Professor Dr. Kurt Aulenbacher
Illustration Institute for Nuclear Physics
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-22804
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Technical Director
Structural Initiative: Mainz Energy-Recovering Superconducting 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. Sonia Bacca
Illustration Institute for Nuclear Physics
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
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Deputy Director
Structural Initiative: Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics (MITP)
Research:

Nuclear physics, few- and many-body systems, electroweak reactions, muonic atoms

 

Professor Dr. Niklaus Berger
Illustration Institute for Nuclear Physics
Staudingerweg 9
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-26266
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Deputy Director
Structural Initiative: PRISMA Detector Lab
Research:
Hadron spectroscopy, lepton flavor violation, muon physics, parity violating electron scattering, silicon pixel tracking detectors, track reconstruction, data acquisition systems

 

Professor Dr. Volker Büscher
Illustration 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 D: Physics at high-energy accelerators
Research:
Experimental high-energy physics, supersymmetry and dark matter, Higgs physics

 

Professor Dr. Achim Denig
Illustration Institute for Nuclear Physics
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-22830
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Section Leader
Research Area A: Exploring the intensity frontier at MESA
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. Frank Maas
Illustration Institute for Nuclear Physics
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-27447
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Deputy Technical Director
Structural Initiative: Mainz Energy-Recovering Superconducting Accelerator (MESA)
Research:

Electromagnetic structure of hadrons, parity-violating electron scattering, particle detectors, particle beam polarimetry, cryo-targets, detector electronics

 

Professor Dr. Lucia Masetti
Illustration Institute of Physics
Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics (ETAP)
Staudingerweg 7
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-22893
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Director
Mainz Physics Academy
Research:

Experimental high-energy physics, top-quark physics, detector development

 

Professor Dr. Harvey B. Meyer
Illustration Institute for Nuclear Physics
Theory Group
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-20350
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Section Leader
Research Area E: Theory and phenomenology of fundamental interactions
Research:

Lattice QCD, hadron structure, finite-temperature QCD, computational methods in particle physics

 

Professor Dr. Matthias Neubert
Illustration 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
Structural Initiative: 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
Illustration Institute of Physics
Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics (ETAP)
Staudingerweg 7
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-25167
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Director
Structural Initiative: PRISMA Detector Lab
Research:

Experimental astroparticle physics, dark matter (direct detection), gamma-ray astrophysics

 

Professor Dr. Randolf Pohl
Illustration Institute for Physics
Quantum, Atomic and Neutron Physics (QUANTUM)
Staudingerweg 7
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-22279
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Section Leader
Research Area B: Precision physics at the low-energy frontier
Research:

Atomic physics, exotic atoms, muonic atoms, precision laser spectroscopy, nuclear physics, fundamental
constants

 

Professor Dr. Dieter Ries
Illustration Institute of Nuclear Chemistry
Fritz-Straßmann-Weg 2
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-25314
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Representative
TRIGA and UCN Physics

 

Professor Dr. Matthias Schott
Illustration 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 C: Exploring the weakly interacting universe
Research:

Electroweak precision physics at hadron colliders, search for axion-like particles, development andconstruction of micro-pattern gas detectors

 

Professor Dr. Pedro Schwaller
Illustration Institute of Physics
Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP)
Staudingerweg 9
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-20507
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Section Leader
Research Area D: Physics at high-energy accelerators
Research:

Beyond the Standard Model physics, collider phenomenology, particle cosmology, baryogenesis, dark matter, physics at future colliders, gravitational waves

 

Professor Dr. Concettina Sfienti
Illustration Institute for Nuclear Physics
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-25841
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Section Leader
Research Area A: Exploring the intensity frontier at MESA
Representative
Irène Joliot-Curie Programme
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. Marc Vanderhaeghen
Illustration Institute for Nuclear Physics
Theory Group
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-23695
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Section Leader
Research Area B: Precision physics at the low-energy frontier
Research:

Hadron structure, QCD and exclusive processes, parton distributions, real and virtual Compton scattering processes, spin structure of the nucleon

 

Professor Dr. Stefan Weinzierl
Illustration 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 E: Theory and phenomenology of fundamental interactions
Research:

Precision calculations in particle physics, mathematical physics

 

Professor Dr. Hartmut Wittig
Illustration Institute for Nuclear Physics
Theory Group
J.-J.-Becherweg 45
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-26808
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Cluster Coordinator and Director
Mainz Physics Academy
Research:
Lattice QCD, physics of hadrons, flavour physics

 

Professor Dr. Michael Wurm
Illustration Institute of Physics
Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics (ETAP)
Staudingerweg 7
55128 Mainz
Tel.: +49 6131 39-23928
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Section Leader
Research Area C: Exploring the weakly interacting universe
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