Prof. Susanne Mertens

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Technical University of Munich

Associate Professorship of Dark Matter (Prof. Mertens)

Postal address

James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München


We study the elusive particle, the neutrino, to unlock fundamental mysteries of physics: What is our universe made of? How did structures evolve? Why is our world made of matter and not anti-matter? Despite major discoveries in the last decades, the neutrino is still one of the most mysterious particles of the standard model of particle physics: What is its mass? Is it its own antiparticle? Does there exist a right-handed partner to the known left-handed neutrino, a so called sterile neutrino? Exploring these properties will help us understand fundamental open questions about our universe.

Winter term 2023/24

Summer term 2024