Kerstin Tackmann is Leading Scientist at DESY and professor for experimental particle physics at Universität Hamburg. She is member of the ATLAS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and of the Belle II collaboration at KEK in Tsukuba, Japan. Her research at the ATLAS experiment focuses on the measurement of the properties of the Higgs boson, which was discovered by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations in 2012. At the Belle II experiment, she is interested in B-meson decays that allow to determine quark-mixing as well as the b-quark mass. In the past, Kerstin Tackmann has worked at the BABAR experiment at SLAC in California, USA.


Academic career

Since 2018 Leading Scientist at DESY and Professor at Universität Hamburg
Since 2016 Leader of an ERC Starting Grant project at DESY
2011-2016 Leader of a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group at DESY
2008-2011 Research fellow at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
2008 PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, USA
2004 Diploma in Physics, Technische Universität Dresden



Since 2019 Belle II Collaboration, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan
Since 2008 ATLAS Collaboration at LHC, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
2005 - 2008 BABAR Collaboration, SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
Since 2004 Member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), Germany