Christian Schwanenberger is Leading Scientist at DESY and Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester (UK). He is member of the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva and of the D0 Experiment at the Tevatron collider in Chicago. His main topics of research are elementary particle physics, in particular precision measurements of the properties of the top quark and its electroweak and strong couplings, the interaction between the top quark and the Higgs boson, searches for supersymmetric and other exotic extensions of the standard model of particle physics, and searches for dark matter.
 

Academic career

Since 2015 Leading Scientist, DESY
Since 2015 Visiting Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, UK
2012-2015 Professor of Particle Physics School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, UK
2012-2015 Research stay at Cern in Geneva, Switzerland
2012 Institute of Physics (IoP) High Energy Particle Physics Early Career Prize
2009-2015 Royal Society University Research Fellowship Award, UK
2010-2012 Senior Research Fellow in Particle Physics School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, UK
2007-2009 Advanced Research Fellowship of the Particle Physics & Astronomy Research Council, UK
2006-2010 Lecturer in Particle Physics School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, UK
2005-2007 Research fellowship of German Science Foundation “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” (DFG)
2004-2012 Research stay at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, USA
2004-2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate at Physics Institute, University of Bonn, Germany
2001 Leave of absence: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theory Group LTP at Paul-Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland
1999-2004 Postdoctoral Research  Fellow at DESY, Hamburg, Germany
1999 Dissertation: Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany
1996-1998 PhD Fellowship “Landesgraduiertenförderung”, Land Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1995 Diploma: Physikalisches Institut, University of Heidelberg, Germany
1993-1995 Undergraduate Fellowship of the Fritz-ter-Meer Foundation, Bayer Company, Germany

 

Memberships

Since 2015 CMS Collaboration at the Proton-Proton Collider LHC, CERN, Switzerland
2007-2015 ATLAS Collaboration at the Proton-Proton Collider LHC, CERN, Switzerland
2009 - 2013 Member of the D0 “Speakers Bureau” (committee to select speakers for conference talks)
Since 2004 DØ Collaboration at the Proton-Antiproton Collider Tevatrion, Fermilab, US
2000-2004 H1 Collaboration at the Elektron-Proton Collider HERA, DESY, Germany
Since 2000 Member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), Germany