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Nora Brambilla appointed to scientific advisory board

External expertise for the ‘Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics’ in Vienna

2018-05-08 – News from the Physics Department

The Austrian Academy of Sciences has appointed Prof. Nora Brambilla from TUM’s Physics Department to the scientific advisory board of its ‘Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics’.

Prof. Nora Brambilla
Prof. Nora Brambilla – Photo: Eckert, Heddergott / TUM

Nora Brambilla joins five internationlly outstanding scientists from five different countries, who are all selected for a period of four years.

The tasks of the scientific advisory board include recommondations on the future development and scientific directions of the institute as well as mentoring of young scientists and research group leaders.

Stefan Meyer Institute

The Stefan Meyer Institute (SMI) is an institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences that is devoted to basic research in the field of subatomic physics. The research focuses on the study of fundamental symmetries and interactions and addresses the following questions:

  • What are the properties of the forces that exist in nature?
  • What is the origin of the mass of the visible universe?
  • Why do the remains of the Big Bang consist only of matter and not of antimatter?

Professor Nora Brambilla

Nora Brambilla is Professor for Theoretical Particle and Nuclear Physics at TUM’s Physics Department. Her research focusses on a better understanding of the dynamics of the strong interaction in the field of theoretical particle physics and nuclear physics. In this context, strongly coupled gauge theories play a central role, not only in order to understand the confinement of quarks and gluons in hadrons but also for the study of quark-gluon-plasmas in heavy-ion experiments.

Brambilla received her doctoral degree at the University of Milan (1993) and acquired her postdoctoral teaching qualification at the University of Vienna (1999). Before she was recruited to the Chair of Theoretical Particle Physics in 2008 she worked at Jefferson Laboratory, USA (1996), at Philips Research Laboratories in Aachen (2001) and as an assistant professor at the University of Milan (2002-2008). She is a founding member of the International Quarkonium Working Group (2002), the Quark Confinement lecture series and the Hadron Spectrum (1994), as well as a member of the Theory Advisory Committee of the Panda Experiment and of GSI-Darmstadt (since 2009).

Dr. Johannes Wiedersich


Prof. Dr. Nora Brambilla
Technische Universität München
James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching
Tel.: +49 89 289-12353
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