Torben Ferber.
Helmholtz Young Investigators Group Leader



Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Notkestraße 85
D-22603 Hamburg, Germany
Building 1C, Room xxx
+49 (0)40 8998 xxxx
torben.ferber@desy.de
more information: belle2.desy.de


The Young Investigators Group is situated at DESY. It is part of the existing DESY Belle II group and is linked to the University of Hamburg. We participate in the Belle II experiment being run at the SuperKEKB collider at KEK in Tsukuba, Japan.

We focus on Dark Matter searches. This includes searches for Dark Photons decaying into light Dark Matter and Axion-Like Particles (ALPs). These searches are competitive even with small datasets that can be acquired in several months of data taking at Belle II.

Our activities are closely related to the reconstruction of photons in the electromagnetic calorimeter (ECL) of Belle II. We are leading the development of ECL reconstruction software with a strong focus on Machine Learning including Deep Neural Networks to improve photon detection and reconstruction.

I am always looking for undergraduate (bachelor, master/diploma) and graduate (Ph.D.) students to join the group. If you are interested please contact me.