Georg Weiglein is Leading Scientist at DESY and Visiting Professor of Durham University (U.K.). His main area of research is elementary particle physics, in particular Higgs physics, supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics, electroweak precision physics, renormalisation of spontaneously broken gauge theories, as well as the interplay of physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and possible future colliders. After the spectacular discovery of a signal in the Higgs-boson searches at the LHC it is now the prime goal to identify the underlying physics of the new state and to determine the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking, which is responsible for providing fundamental particles with the property of mass. The research in this area, which is characterised by a close interaction between theory and experiment, may provide access to the underlying physics behind the Standard Model of particle physics.

Academic career

Since 2009 Leading Scientist at DESY, Hamburg
2007 – 2009 Full Professor, Department of Physics, University of Durham, U.K.
2004 – 2007 Reader, Department of Physics, University of Durham, U.K.
2001 – 2004 Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Durham, U.K.
1999 – 2001 Fellow at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
1996 – 1999 Research Associate at University of Karlsruhe
1995 Research Associate at University of Bielefeld
1995 PhD: Physics, University of Würzburg, Supervisior: Prof. Dr. Manfred Böhm
1988–1989 Physics, University Stony Brook, U.S.A.
1985–1991 Physics, University of Würzburg, Degree: Diploma, Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Böhm


Since 2013 Member of “Wissenschaftlicher Beirat des Physikzentrums Bad Honnef”
Since 2013 Member of the Representative Board of the Particle Data Group
Since 2006 Member of the Particle Data Group (overseer of Higgs
and SUSY (until 2012) particle listings)

Publications (Extract)

S. Heinemeyer, W. Hollik and G. Weiglein, “The Masses of the neutral CP - even Higgs bosons in the MSSM: Accurate analysis at the two loop level,” Eur. Phys. J. C 9 (1999) 343 [hep-ph/9812472].
M. Awramik, M. Czakon, A. Freitas and G. Weiglein, “Precise prediction for the W boson mass in the standard model,” Phys. Rev. D 69 (2004) 053006 [hep-ph/0311148].
M. Duhrssen, S. Heinemeyer, H. Logan, D. Rainwater, G. Weiglein and D. Zeppenfeld, “Extracting Higgs boson couplings from CERN LHC data,” Phys. Rev. D 70 (2004) 113009 [hep-ph/0406323].
G. Weiglein et al. [LHC/LC Study Group Collaboration], “Physics interplay of the LHC and the ILC,” Phys. Rept. 426 (2006) 47 [hepph/
S. Heinemeyer, O. Stal and G. Weiglein, “Interpreting the LHC Higgs Search Results in the MSSM,” Phys. Lett. B 710 (2012) 201 [arXiv:1112.3026 [hep-ph]].