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Dr Jan Kretzschmar

Lecturer Physics


    Personal Statement

    I am a lecturer at the University of Liverpool.
    I am a member of the ATLAS and H1 collaborations.

    My research these days is centred around the ATLAS experiment at the LHC at CERN. My primary activities deal with precision measurements of W and Z production as a tool to test QCD and the proton structure in a new energy regime and to make precision measurements of electroweak parameters as the mass of the W boson. I have previously worked as convenor of the ATLAS Standard Model W, Z Physics group and later the ATLAS Standard Model working group.
    Furthermore I am involved in the search for the rare Higgs to di-muon decay and have previously worked in searches for new heavy di-lepton resonances at the energy frontier.
    In the past I was co-convening the efforts to understand the electron performance at the best possible level.
    I am actively contributing to the testing and improving of Monte Carlo generators as indispensable tools for both precision measurements and searches.

    In the past I contributed to the construction and commissioning of silicon tracking detectors at the H1 experiment at HERA. My precision analyses of deep inelastic scattering data collected with the H1 experiment are vital elements to our understanding of the theory of strong interaction (QCD) and the proton structure.

    Prizes or Honours

    • Winner of the Guido Altarelli Award (International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects, 2016)