Plätzer, Simon, Dipl.-Phys. Dr.rer.nat.
|I work on the phenomenology of elementary particle reactions, centred at the interface between theory and experiment. What I want to know is how the data acquired at particle collider experiments are telling us about the fundamental constituents and forces of nature. This is only possible by confronting experimental observations with theoretical predictions, and the methods I use span a large range from analytic calculations to fully detailled Monte Carlo simulations. Central to the complexity which Particle Physics researchers face is the strong interaction, described by Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD), one of the most diverse dynamics contained in the Standard Model of particle physics, which we handle through fixed-order perturbation theory, factorization and resummation as well as phenomenological models. I am currently generalizing these methods to all interactions in the electroweak Standard Model in order to make reliable predictions for signatures of Dark Matter in particular.
Simon PlätzerInstitut für Physik
Institut für Physik