Geraldine Servant

Particle physics and cosmology

Geraldine Servant is a member of the DESY theory group and is appointed with the University of Hamburg. Her major direction of research is on the particle-cosmology interplay, in particular on the dark matter and the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe. She has worked on models of new physics at the TeV scale and their collider phenomenology, with special emphasis for cosmological consequences like the nature of the electroweak phase transition in the early universe and dark matter model building. The upcoming era is expected to see new advances in this field, with an avalanche of new data coming not only from the LHC but also from dark matter direct searches at underground laboratories, indirect searches at cosmic ray telescopes, from low-energy frontier experiments searching for axion-like-particles, from cosmological surveys, large scale structures simulations, and, in the longer term, from gravity wave astronomy.

Academic career

Since 2015 DESY leading scientist and professor at the University of Hamburg
2013-2015 ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies)  Research professor at Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies IFAE Barcelona
2008-2013 Junior staff scientist in CERN Theory Division under ERC Starting Grant
2006-2008 CERN Fellow in Theory Division
2003-2013      (on leave after 2008) Research Scientist at Institut de Physique Théorique, Centre de Saclay (CEA)
2001-2004 Joint Research Fellow at University of Chicago (Enrico Fermi Institute) and Argonne National Laboratory
1998-2001 PhD Université Paris XI and CEA Saclay
1994-1998 Studies at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon



Since 2009
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC)
Since 2012
Member of the Program Advisory Committee of the Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics (MIAPP)