## Research Area(s)

- Particle Physics Theory and Phenomenology

**Diplom-Physiker, University of Stuttgart (Germany) 1987**

Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Ph.D.), University of Hamburg (Germany) 1990

Dr.rer.nat.habil. (Habilitation), University of Munich (Germany) 1998

Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Ph.D.), University of Hamburg (Germany) 1990

Dr.rer.nat.habil. (Habilitation), University of Munich (Germany) 1998

## About Me

### Research Interests:

- Particle Astrophysics Theory

in particular dark matter candidates from theories beyond the standard model

and sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays - Particle Physics Theory

in particular implications and signatures of dynamical couplings in gauge theories - Gravitation and Cosmology

in particular cosmological implications of modifications of Einstein gravity - Low-dimensional systems in nanotechnology and condensed matter physics

A list comprising most of my publications (except those in condensed matter physics) can be found in SPIRES.

### Mentoring and teaching:

- Current graduate students:
- Daryl Janzen
- Fred Sage
- Kai Wunderle.

- In term 1 I will teach the following classes:
- ASTR 102.3: Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology
- PHYS 251.3/252.3: Relativistic Mechanics and Quantum Physics/Foundations of Modern Physics

- In term 2 I will teach the following classes:
- ASTR 411.3: Gravitation and Cosmology
- PHYS 833.3: General Relativity and Gravitation

### Other classes that I have taught at UofS:

- PHYS 111.6: General Physics
- PHYS 403.3: Techniques of Theoretical Physics II
- ASTR 411.3: Gravitation and Cosmology
- PHYS 498.3: String Theory
- PHYS 481.3: Quantum Mechanics II
- PHYS 883.3: Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 894.3: Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics: Advanced Cosmology
- PHYS 894.3: Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics: String Theory

In Munich I have taught classes in Mechanics, Supersymmetry, Group Theoretical Methods in Physics, and Astroparticle Physics.

I am also Chair of the Undergraduate Affairs Committee in Physics & Engineering Physics.Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our interesting programs.