Matthias Kasemann is Leading Scientist at DESY and works in the field of experimental particle physics. The subject of his research is the examination of the Standard Model of particle physics with experiments at the largest accelerator facilities LEP, HERA, Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider LHC in Geneva. This comprises the construction and operation of particle detectors as well as data evaluation. These analyses require globally coordinated efforts due to the enormous data volume. An analysis using a dedicated Grid Computing was first performed at the Tevatron experiments CDF and DO at a large extent. Today, the complex LHC data analyses are realised at more than 100 data centres worldwide. The successful establishment and the start-up of this globally distributed computing infrastructure has played a significant role in the discovery of the Higgs boson by the ATLAS and CMS experiments. Matthias Kasemann has played an important role in the coordination of the CMS experiment at CERN in the recent years. He heads the CMS research group at DESY.

Academic career

Since 2014 Team Leader CMS Group, DESY
Since 2010 Involved in LHC analysis and various management  roles at CERN, Geneva
2007-2009 Computing Coordinator of the CMS Experiment at CERN, Geneva
Since 2003 Leading Scientist, DESY
1998-2002 Head of Computing Division at FNAL, Batavia, IL, USA
1998-2002 Senior Scientist, Division Head DESY
1991-1998 Scientist, DESY
1990-1991 Research Staff, Experimental Physics (EP) Division, CERN, Geneva
1988 PhD in High Energy Physics, University of Mainz
1987-1990 Research Fellow EP Division, CERN, Geneva
1983 Diploma in Physics, University of Dortmund



Chair Scientific Committee, DESY
Scientific Council, DESY