Björn Herrmann

Maître de Conférences

LAPTh Annecy

Université Savoie Mont Blanc

I am a Maître de Conférences (lecturer) in physics at Université Savoie Mont Blanc in the French Alps. I carry out research in theoretical particle physics at the Laboratoire d’Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique Théorique (LAPTh). In addition, I am teaching at the Mesures physiques department of the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) d’Annecy.

My research activities cover phenomenology beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. More precisely, I am working on collider, flavour, and dark matter aspects of new physics models, with particular focus on the interplay of these topics. I am also interested in precision calculations and computational techniques such as machine-learning. I am founding member of the DM@NLO collaboration aiming at more precise predictions related to dark matter calculations.

In my free time, I enjoy sports, travelling, photography, and cooking.


  • Physics beyond the Standard Model
  • Collider signatures
  • Flavour violation
  • Dark matter
  • Precision calculation
  • Computational methods


  • Habilitation à Diriger la Recherche

    Univ. Grenoble Alpes (2019)

  • Ph.D. Theoretical Physics

    Univ. Joseph Fourier Grenoble (2008)

  • Master Physique Subatomique et Astroparticules

    Univ. Joseph Fourier Grenoble (2005)

Scientific career

See CV for more details


Maître de Conférences (lecturer)

Université Savoie Mont Blanc

Sep 2011 – Present Annecy, France
Research at Laboratoire d’Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique Théorique (LAPTh)
Teaching at the Mesures Physiques department of IUT Annecy
Various local and national responsibilities (see CV for details)

Young Investigator Group Leader

Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY)

Apr 2010 – Aug 2011 Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg excellence cluster Connecting particles to the cosmos

Post-doctoral researcher

Universität Würzburg

Oct 2008 – Mar 2010 Würzburg, Germany

Ph.D. thesis

Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble

Oct 2005 – Sep 2008 Grenoble, France


If you are interested in a Master thesis, Phd thesis, or any other type of research project or collaboration, please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to discuss opportunities!

Currently, I am supervising the following PhD and Master students:

  • Maud Sarazin
    PhD thesis, Univ. Savoie Mont Blanc, October 2019 - September 2022.

Previously, I have supervised the following PhD theses:


My teaching activities concern the Mesures Physiques department of Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) Annecy within Université Savoie Mont Blanc.

  • Mathématiques 2 – Analyse et algèbre linéaire
    Advanced mathematics for students in their second semester of the Mesures Physiques programme. I am in charge of the lecture and the exercise classes.

  • Statistique
    Short course on statistics for students in their third semester of the Mesures Physiques programme. I am in charge of the lecture and the exercise classes.

  • Mécanique des Fluides
    Fluid mechanics course for students in their third semester of the Mesures Physiques programme. I am in charge of exercise and laboratory classes.

In addition to the courses listed above, I am currently director of studies for the department’s second-year students.


I generally enjoy participating in public outreach activities. For example, I regularly participate in our institute’s open days during the French Fête de la Science.

In 2018, I had the pleasure to participate in a Pint of Science event in Annecy.


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