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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). My teaching activities mainly concern 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.

I am a working group convenor within IRN Terascale (working group Beyond Standard Model) and GDR Deep Underground Physics (working group Future Experiments). I am also member of the organisation commitees of the annual French school École de Gif and the international workshop series Physics at TeV colliders (PhysTeV Les Houches). Since 2015, I am member of Section 29 of the Conseil National des Universités and the recruitment advisory board (Section 29) within Université Savoie Mont Blanc.

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

Interests

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

Education

  • 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)

Events

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

Students

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 Bachelor or Master students:

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

Previously, I have supervised the following PhD theses:

Recent talks

The Inert Doublet Model... beyond tree-level
Dark matter phenomenology in scotogenic models
Dark matter phenomenology in scotogenic models

Teaching

My teaching activities mainly concern the Mesures Physiques department of Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) Annecy within Université Savoie Mont Blanc. In addition to the courses listed below, I am currently director of studies for the department’s second-year students.

  • Mathématiques 1 – Outils mathématiques
    Introductory mathematics course for students in their first semester of the Mesures Physiques programme. I am in charge of one part of the lecture.

  • 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 for one group of students.

Since 2021, I also lecture within the Physique Subatomique et Cosmologie Master programme (joint between Université Grenoble Alpes and Université Savoie Mont Blanc).

Finally, I will be in charge of one course in the english-taught last semester of the Electrical Engineering programme at Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) Annecy.

  • Statistics
    Introductory statistics course, combining theory, exercices, and practical work, for students in their fourth semester of electrical engineering.

Outreach

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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