Matthias Neubert named Erwin Schrödinger Visiting Scientist 2024

Awarded for outstanding contributions to the field of theoretical elementary particle physics with a visiting professorship in Vienna

13 December 2023

Prof. Dr. Matthias Neubert of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has been awarded the 2024 Erwin Schrödinger visiting professorship of the University of Vienna in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of theoretical particle physics. Matthias Neubert's research covers a broad range of topics in particle physics with a particular focus on physics beyond the Standard Model and the search for dark matter particles.

In the course of 2024, Neubert will be a guest of the Particle Physics Group at the University of Vienna for four weeks. A first visit in spring will open his series of four lectures as Erwin Schrödinger Visiting Scientist. Three of these will be lectures as part of the Particle Physics Seminar at the Faculty of Physics. The remaining talk will be a lecture aimed at the general public. This series is organized by the Association for the Promotion of Theoretical Physics in Austria and supported by the cultural office of the city of Vienna. During his visit, Neubert will work closely with his colleagues in Austria and further intensify the cooperation between JGU and the University of Vienna.

The Erwin Schrödinger visiting professorship is carried by the cultural section of the city of Vienna. Its aim is to promote cultural exchange in conjunction with scientific research and interaction. The Erwin Schrödinger visiting professorship has a long tradition, going back to Walter Thirring in the 1970s and has already been awarded more than 50 times to outstanding researchers in the field of particle physics. Previous recipients include Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek and pioneers of theoretical physics such as Sid Drell, Victor Weisskopf, James Bjorken, Roman Jackiw, Julius Wess and Michael Peskin, to name a few.

Matthias Neubert studied physics in Siegen and Heidelberg, where he received his PhD in 1990. After a research stay at Stanford University in the USA, he moved to the European Research Center CERN near Geneva as a "staff scientist" in 1993. In 1999, he became a professor at the renowned Cornell University (USA), where he is still active today as an adjunct professor. Since 2006, he holds the professorship for Theoretical High Energy Physics at JGU. Since 2012, he is also spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence PRISMA and its successor PRISMA+ as well as Director of the Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics (MITP). Neubert received his first ERC Advanced Grant in 2011 and is one of the most highly cited theoretical physicists in Germany. His research results have appeared in over 250 publications and review articles. Matthias Neubert is a member of the Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.