#### Professor

**Email:**frank.krauss[AT]durham.ac.uk

#### Brief Curriculum Vitae

- since 2006: at IPPP Durham
- 2003-2006: Junior Professor at TU Dresden
- 2002-2003: Postdoc at CERN
- 2000-2001: Postdoc at Cavendish Lab, Cambridge, UK
- 1999-2000: Postdoc at Technion, Haifa, Israel
- 1994-1998: PhD student at TU Dresden, supervised by Gerhard Soff
- 1988-1994: Undergraduate at TH Darmstadt, thesis supervised by Thorsten Ohl and Thomas Mannel

## Research

#### Summary

My research interests are in the field of high-energy physics phenomenology. For those not too much into physics at all: High-energy physics is the subject where large machines (i.e. colliders and/or detectors) are involved to investigate the behaviour of very tiny things (i.e. particles) at smallest distances. Phenomenology deals with what really happens at such machines. In practice this means that I'm not carrying out research about rather abstract things like the "Theory of everything", "Superstrings" or the like that aim to explain what the ultimate structure of matter looks like. Instead I continue trying to describe in sufficient detail what is going on when particles are smashed into each other. I hope this helps to facilitate spectacular and fascinating discoveries. At the moment I live up to my interests by spending a good amount of my research time for the construction of a large piece of computer code that aims at simulating how particles are created when electrons, protons, or photons react with each other at very high energies. Such computer codes are called event generators because this is what they do: They generate - based on probabilities that can be calculated - individual events as they occur in reality at the experiments. Our event generator is called SHERPA (acronym for Simulation for High Energy Reactions of PArticels), its homepage is here. Of course, a number of other people are also involved in SHERPA. To be more specific (and more for the specialists), here are my current research topics:

- better description of perturbative QCD radiation (parton showers and their connection to the hard subprocess -- by now this can be done at next-to leading order accuracy in Sherpa
- automatic calculation for multi-leg processes in - nearly arbitrary - models (matrix element generation and phase spacing)
- the interface to non-perturbative QCD (fragmentation of the partons into colourless hadrons)
- multiple parton interactions and the structure of hadrons
- (new) physics at collider experiments

#### Publications

#### Recent Talks

- "ME+PS matching at LO and NLO" (SM@LHC, Florence, April 2015)
- "The Quest for highest Precision at Highest Energies" (IoP meeting 2015, Manchester, April 2015)
- "Precision Simulations for LHC Physics with Sherpa" (Seminar, Sheffield, January 2015)
- "Some Thoughts on Tops" (Top2014, Cannes, September 2014)

## Academic training

#### Selected academic lectures on phenomenology at collider experiments, Monte Carlo event generators etc.:

- four lectures on "Precision Monte Carlo", during CTEQ school, Pittsburgh, July 2015
- four hours on "QCD and Monte Carlo Event generators", during HiggsTools school, Pre Saint-Didier, June 2015 2014
- series of 15 hours lectures on "QCD and MCs", during "Heidelberger Graduiertentage, Heidelberg, October 2014
- four lectures on"Monte Carlo event generators", at the MCnet summer school, Kyoto, September 2011
- eight lectures on "Phenomenology, at the RAL summer school, Oxford, September 2009

## Teaching: Undergraduate and postgraduate lectures

#### Current lectures in Durham

- None at the moment.

#### Past lectures in Durham

- Undergraduate lectures
- Lecture notes and example classes for Maths 1B (Michaelmas terms 2006-2009)
- Homepage of Computational Physics (Michaelmas term 2008, epiphany term 2010)
- Lectures notes for Introduction to Particle Physics (Epiphany terms 2008-2010 & 2012)
- Lecture notes for Theoretical Physics 2B - Quantum Mechanics (Epiphany terms 2012-2014)

- Postgraduate lectures
- Lecture notes for Standard Model (postgraduate course, Michaelmas terms 2007-2009)

- Lecture notes for Standard Model (postgraduate course, Michaelmas terms 2007-2009)

#### Past lectures (in Dresden)

- Lecture notes and problems for Quantum Field Theory (summer term 2004, winter term 2005/6)
- Lecture notes and problems for Gauge Field Theory (winter term 2003/4)
- Lecture notes and problems for Quantum Mechanics for High-School Teacher students (summer term 2006)
- Lecture notes and problems for Relativistic Physics for High-School Teacher students (summer term 2006)
- Lecture notes and problems for Electrodynamics for High-School Teacher students (winter term 2004/5)
- Lecture notes for Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics (winter term 200/1)
- Webpages for quarks and Leptons (together with H.Lacker, summer term 2005)

## Past and current PhD students

- Davide Napoletano
- Robin Linten
- Silvan Kuttimalai
- Jennifer Thompson (PhD 2015, Durham, now postdoc in Goettingen
- Oliver Hall (PhD 2013, Durham, now in private sector)
- Jennifer Archibald (PhD 2011, Durham, now private sector)
- Frank Siegert (PhD 2010, Durham, postdoc at Freiburg, now junior group leader at TU Dresden)
- Stefan Hoeche (PhD 2008, Durham, postdocs at U Zurich, SLAC, now tenured at SLAC)
- Jan Winter (PhD 2008, Dresden, postdocs at Fermilab, CERN, MPI Munich, now at MSU Michigan)
- Tanju Gleisberg (PhD 2008, Dresden, postdoc at SLAC, now private sector)
- Steffen Schumann (PhD 2007, Dresden, postdocs at Edinburgh, Heidelberg, now tenure track professor in Goettingen)
- Andreas Schaelicke (PhD 2005, Dresden, postdocs at DESY-Zeuthen, Edinburgh)
- Ralf Kuhn (PhD 2002, Dresden, now private sector)

## Outreach lecture (last)

- "Particle Physics at the LHC" (given at Ripon Grammar School, March 2014)