The Hamburg University group has been part of CMS since 2004. It consists of about 60 members including four professors, one Emmy Noether research group leader, 13 postdocs and staff scientists, PhD and undergraduate students, and technical staff. The group has been heavily involved in the CMS Tracker, starting with the construction of the Tracker endcap (TEC) in 2005. Recently the group has contributed significantly to the Phase-1 Pixel Tracker Upgrade (module construction, detector commissioning and integration), while at the same time members are developing Pixel sensors for the Phase-2 Upgrade. Being a large group, they have made contributions in a number of areas including: computing, jet reconstruction and calibration, and the identification of b-jets. The group’s main physics interests are searches for new physics (Supersymmetry, boosted topologies), Higgs measurements and precision top-quark physics.
CMS member since: 2004