Data Analysis

The dream of modern physics - the theory of everything - is not yet realised. Although the modern theory of elementary particles and fields, the Standard Model, describes the results of all particle scattering experiments with high precision, many questions remain open, such as

  • How are all fundamental interactions unified?
  • Why are there three generations of quarks and leptons?
  • Why are there six quark flavours and their mixing?
  • What is dark matter?
  • ...


Various extensions of the Standard Model have been proposed to deal with these issues. Some of these theories would bring a new revolution in physics, if they are confirmed by experiments. Analysing data collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, we are looking for the signatures predicted in these theories. Currently we are interested precision tests of the Standard Model itself and in searches for Dark Matter at the LHC. But before any discovery can be claimed, one has to ensure that no detector effects fake the signals of new physics. Therefore we also involved in detector performance studies and new analysis methods.

More information about our specific research topics can be found at the following links:

Test of the Standard Model

The Standard Model (SM) is a theory describing fundamental particles and the interaction between them. These fundamental particles are all ...continue...

Searches for New Physics

Despite the tremendous success for the Standard Model of particle physics, we have no answer to some our deepest questions of the universe. Observations from ...continue...

New Analysis Methods

To improve precision measurements of the Standard Model and to search for New Physics, our group also develops new analysis methods. We explore ...continue...