Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988
    Bacalaureat (GCSE), Lyceum for Mathematics and Physics, Timisoara, Romania

  • 1991
    Abitur (A-levels), Geschwister Scholl Gymnasium (grammar school), Mannheim, Germany

  • 1993
    Vordiplom (intermediate exam) in physics, Heidelberg University, Germany

  • 1997
    Diplom degree in physics, non-accelerator particle physics, Heidelberg University

  • 1996
    Language certificate: Italian, French; Language Centre, Heidelberg University

  • 1999
    PhD in physics: experimental particle astrophysics, Heidelberg University

  • 2000 – 2003
    Postdoctoral fellow, Physics Department, Stanford University, USA

  • 2003 – 2006
    Assistant professor of physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

  • 2006 – 2007
    Lichtenberg Professor for astroparticle physics (W3 professorship), RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • Since 2007
    Professor of physics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Low-threshold analysis of CDMS shallow-site data, CDMS Collaboration, PRD 82 122004 (2010)

  • First Dark Matter Results from the XENON100 Experiment, XENON100 Collaboration Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 131302 (2010)

  • Results from the Final Exposure of the CDMS II Experiment, CDMS Collaboration, Science 1186112 (2010)

  • Spatially uniform calibration of a liquid xenon detector at low energies using 83m-Kr, A. Manalaysay, T. Marrodan Undagoitia, A. Askin, L. Baudis, A. Behrens, A. Kish, O. Lebeda, D. Venos, Review of Scientific Instruments 81, 073303 (2010)

  • Constraints on inelastic dark matter from XENON10, XENON10 Collaboration, Phys. Rev. D 80, 115005 (2009)

  • Search for Axions with the CDMS Experiment, CDMS Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 141802 (2009)

  • Dark Matter Disc Enhanced Neutrino Fluxes from the Sun and Earth, T. Bruch, A. Peter, J. Read, L. Baudis, G. Lake, Physics Letters B 674, 250-256 (2009)

  • Search for weakly interacting massive particles with the first five-tower data from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search Experiment, CDMS Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 (2009) 011301

  • Kaluza-Klein Dark Matter: Direct Detection vis-a-vis LHC, S. Arrenberg, L. Baudis, K. Kong, K.T. Matchev, J. Yoo, Phys. Rev. D 78 (2008) 056002

  • Limits on the Spin-Dependent WIMP-nucleon Cross Section from the XENON10 Experiment, XENON10 Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 091301

  • Detecting the Milky Way's Dark Disk, T. Bruch, J. Read, L. Baudis, G. Lake, Astrophysical Journal 696 (2009) 920

  • First Results from the XENON10 Dark Matter Experiment at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory, XENON Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 021303

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • XENON Dark Matter Search

  • CDMS, Cryogenic Dark Matter Search

  • GERDA, Search for neutrinoless double beta decay

  • DARWIN, Dark Matter WIMP Search with Noble Liquids

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • CHIPP executive board

  • KCETA advisory board

  • ApPEC scientific advisory board

  • Scientific committee of the Canfranc Underground Laboratory

  • XENON, GERDA, DARWIN executive boards

  • DARWIN project coordinator

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children: Nathan (11) and Naima (8)


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