Our Research Group was founded in 2012 and was largely funded by the Volkswagen-Foundation (Lichtenberg-Professorship Program) and the German Research Foundation (DFG, Emmy-Noether Program). Since 2020, the Axion research is largely funded by the European Research Council (ERC). All our research is conducted in the context of the Cluster of Excellence (Prisma).


Icon_2 The main goal of our research is the probe the Standard Model of Particle Physics with electroweak gauge bosons. To reach this goal, we pursue three different kind of activities, namely the precision measurement of the W boson mass and its width at the Large Hadron Collider, the search for axion-like particles at the ALPS-II, the BabyIAXO and the FASER experiment as well as the development and construction of new particle detectors based on Micromegas Technology.


The Work Environment that we provide is unique and playful. Since you spend a significant part of your life in our labs, we try to make it as pleasant as possible.


Thesis Topics and Jobs: We are constantly seeking for talented and motivated students to join us for their bachelor-, master- or PhD-thesis. Have a look for more information about our research and job opportunities in our group on the following pages. And dont forget to visit also the homepage of ETAP.