Short CV/Education and training

  • Studied physics at the University of Bonn, Germany

Selected projects

  • Experimental test of the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn sum rule

  • Neutrino telescope ANTARES and KM3NeT

  • Particle detector AMADEUS

  • Medical x-ray phase-contrast tomography (PHACT)

  • Medipix detectors

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Deputy chairperson of the Particle Physics Division within the German Physical Society since 2009

  • Member of the Physics Research Committee of the DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) since 2004

  • Member of the Committee on Astroparticle Physics, 2004 – 2007

  • Jury chairperson for the federal level of the competition "Jugend forscht" (Youth in research) since 2003

  • Prize committee chairperson for the German Physical Society's Kerschensteiner Prize, 2003 – 2007

  • Member of the advisory committee for the collaborative research group "Hadrons and Nuclear Physics" funded by the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), 2003 – 2006

  • Member of the supervisory board of the Karlsruhe Research Centre, Germany, 2002 – 2007

  • Member of the Committee on Hadrons and Nuclear Physics, 2002 – 2005

  • Member of the review board "Particles, Nuclei, and Fields" for the German Research Foundation, 2000 – 2008

  • Member of the board of trustees of the Federal Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology, Braunschweig, Germany, since 1999

  • Jury chairperson of the European competition "EU Contest for Young Scientists", 1995 – 1997

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