Professor Dr. JOHANNES M. HENN

PRISMA Professorship for Mathematical Physics

In June 2015 Johannes Henn was appointed professor for Mathematical Physics at the Cluster of Excellence PRISMA, Department of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. His research focuses on fundamental properties of gauge theories, the development of general methods for quantum field theory, and their applications to phenomenology of elementary particles.

Johannes Henn conducts research in the field of particle physics with a particular focus on supersymmetric quantum field theories and their relations with string theory. His studies include the recently discovered dualities between scattering amplitudes, correlation functions of local operators, and Wilson loops. The aim of his research is to find new and currently hidden structures in the description of these objects at both weak and strong coupling.

Johannes Henn studied in Augsburg and completed his main studies in France. At Lyon University he took on his doctoral studies graduating there in 2008; title of his PhD Thesis: "Duality between Wilson loops and gluon amplitudes".

Through the appointment of Johannes Henn, the theoretical particle physics community in Mainz has been reinforced with an internationally highly respected scientist.

Scientific career

Full Professor in mathematical physics THEP, JGU Mainz, Germany

2011 – 2015
Long-term member School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA

2008 – 2011
Postdoctoral researcher Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

2005 – 2008
PhD in theoretical physics
Physics Department, Lyon 1 University, France
Title: ‘Duality between Wilson loops and scattering amplitudes’ Advisor: Emery Sokatchev Highest possible distinction ‘Avec félicitations du jury’

2004 – 2005
Master’s degree in theoretical physics Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS), France ENS Lyon scholarship holder


Two-loop helicity amplitudes for the production of two offshell electroweak bosons in quark-antiquark collisions
F. Caola, J. M. Henn, K. Melnikov, A. V. Smirnov and V. A. Smirnov
arXiv:1408.6409 [hep-ph] 10.1007/JHEP11(2014)041 JHEP 1411, 041 (2014)

A solvable relativistic hydrogen-like system
S. Caron-Huot and J. M. Henn
arXiv:1408.0296 [hep-th] 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.161601 Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 161601 (2014)

The four-loop cusp anomalous dimension in N = 4 super Yang-Mills and analytic integration techniques for Wilson line integrals
J. M. Henn and T. Huber
JHEP 1309, 147 (2013)

Multiloop integrals in dimensional regularization made simple
J. M. Henn
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 251601 (2013)

An exact formula for the radiation of a moving quark in N=4 super Yang Mills
D. Correa, J. Henn, J. Maldacena and A. Sever
JHEP 1206, 048 (2012)

The three-loop form factor in N=4 super Yang-Mills
T. Gehrmann, J. M. Henn and T. Huber
JHEP 1203 (2012) 101

Analytic result for the two-loop six-point NMHV amplitude in N=4 super Yang-Mills theory
L. J. Dixon, J. M. Drummond and J. M. Henn
JHEP 1201, 024 (2012)

Scattering into the fifth dimension of N=4 super Yang-Mills
L. F. Alday, J. M. Henn, J. Plefka and T. Schuster
JHEP 1001, 077 (2010)

Yangian symmetry of scattering amplitudes in N=4 super Yang-Mills theory
J. M. Drummond, J. M. Henn and J. Plefka
JHEP 0905, 046 (2009)

Conformal Ward identities for Wilson loops and a test of the duality with gluon amplitudes
J. M. Drummond, J. Henn, G. P. Korchemsky and E. Sokatchev
Nucl. Phys. B 826, 337 (2010)