Klaus Mönig

ATLAS experiment at LHC

Klaus Mönig is leading scientist at DESY in Zeuthen and associate professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin. His main area of specialisation is the ATLAS experiment at LHC where he heads the DESY-group. The Standard Model of particle physics still leaves many questions unanswered, such as dark matter or the reason for matter/antimatter asymmetry. Despite the discovery of the Higgs boson the origin of matter is still not fully understood. A promising approach to find an answer to these questions by experiments is the analysis of particle collisions with highest possible energies. The LHC, the most powerful accelerator in the world, collides protons at a centre-of-mass energy of 14 TeV. In the first phase of energies between 7-8 TeV, the Higgs boson was found. Scientists hope that further operation brings further groundbreaking discoveries. 

Academic career

2016-2030 Research stay at CERN, Geneva
2011-2012 Research project at CERN, Geneva
Since 2010 Associate Professor at Humboldt University Berlin
2005 Research project LAL, Orsay, France
2000 Habilitation at University of Hamburg
Since 1998 Leading Scientist at DESY
1991-1998 Scientist at CERN, Geneva
1986-1990 PhD at Bergische University of Wuppertal
1981-1986 Study of physics at University of Wuppertal



Member of various national and international committees, various functions within the ATLAS experiment, including publications coordinator, coordinator for the search for new particles, physics coordinator.