Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Schultz-Coulon



Experimental high-energy physics at particle accelerators; research work in the framework of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC, CERN) and development of new detector technologies. The main focus of the experimental work lies on the development and operation of trigger systems, the analysis of ATLAS data and the conception of new, high-granular calorimeters for future accelerator experiments, e.g. at the International Linear Collider (CALICE, ILC). Concerning the analysis of LHC data the HEP group at the Kirchhoff-Institute works on the measurement of Standard Modell processes (e.g. jet cross sections, 3-boson final states) and the search for new phenomena beyond the Standard Modell of particle physics (e.g. extra dimensions, mini black holes, supersymmetry). The research work concerning detector R&D focuses on the application of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) for the readout of light produced by scintillating detectors; in this context the application of SiPMs for medical imaging technics is also investigated (EndoTOFPET US, PicoSec).

Selected Publications

Evidence of Wγγ production in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV and limits on anomalous quartic gauge couplings with the ATLAS detector 
ATLAS Collaboration, CERN-PH-EP-2015-009.

Search for the direct production of charginos, neutralinos and staus in final states with at least two hadronically decaying taus and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
ATLAS Collaboration, JHEP 10 (2014) 096.

Measurement of the Inclusive Jet Cross Section in pp Collisions at √s = 2.76 TeV and Comparison to the Inclusive jet Cross Section at √s = 7 TeV Using the ATLAS Detector
ATLAS Collaboration, EPJ C 73 (2013) 2509.

Towards Testing a Two-Higgs-doublet Model with Maximal CP Symmetry  at the LHC: Monte Carlo Event Generator Implementation
J. Brehmer, V. Lendermann, M. Maniatis, O. Nachtmann, H.-C. Schultz-Coulon, R. Stamen, EPJ C 73 (2013) 2380.

ATLAS Search for New Phenomena in Dijet Mass and Angular Distributions  Using pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV 
ATLAS Collaboration, JHEP (2013) 029.

Observation of a New Particle in the Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC
ATLAS Collaboration, Phys. Lett. B716 (2012) 1.

The ATLAS Level-1 Calorimeter Trigger: PreProcessor Implementation and Performance
A. Asman et al., 2012 JINST 7 P12008.

Study of the Response and Photon-counting Resolution of Silicon Photomultipliers using a Generic Simulation Framework
P. Eckert, R. Stamen and H.-C. Schultz-Coulon, 2012 JINST 7 P08011.

Characterisation Studies of Silicon Photomultipliers
P. Eckert, H.-C. Schultz-Coulon, W.Shen, R. Stamen, A. Tadday, NIM A620 (2010) 217.

Combining Triggers in HEP Data Analysis
V. Lendermann, J. Haller, M. Herbst, K.Krüger, H.-C. Schultz-Coulon, R. Stamen, NIM A604 (2009) 707.



Current Lectures & Seminars
Experimentalphysik 2 (PEP2)   INF 308, HS 1, Mo 11:15, Mi 11:15
Earlier Lectures
Experimentalphysik 1 (PEP1)   WiSe 2016/17
Experimentalphysik 2 (PEP2)   SoSe 2016
Experimentalphysik 1 (PEP1)   WiSe 2015/16
The Standard Model of Particle Physics SoSe 2015
Particle Physics WiSe 2014/15
The Standard Model of Particle Physics SoSe 2014
Lecture on Higgs Physics                     WiSe 2013/14
Experimentalphysik 2 (PEP2)                               SoSe 2013
Experimentalphysik 1 (PEP1)                               WiSe 2012/13
Experimentalphysik 2 (PEP2) SoSe 2012
Experimentalphysik 1 (PEP1) WiSe 2011/12
Physics of Particle Detectors SoSe 2011
LHC Physics WiSe 2010/11
Physics of Particle Detectors SoSe 2010
The Standard Model of Particle Physics WiSe 2008/09
Experimentalphysik 3 WiSe 2006/07
Experimentalphysik 3 WiSe 2005/06
Advanced Particle Physics SoSe 2006
Exp. Probes of Fundamental Interactions WiSe 2004
Seminars/Journal Clubs