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Research Group "Astro- und Teilchenphysik, Univ. Innsbruck"
(Univ.Prof. i.R. Dietmar Kuhn)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Kuhn
First name(s):Dietmar
Title:Univ.Prof. i.R.
Institution:
Institution:University of Innsbruck
Organizational unit:Institut für Astro- und Teilchenphysik
Street address:Technikerstraße 25
Postal code:6020
City:Innsbruck
Mail:Dietmar.Kuhn(at)uibk.ac.at
Homepage:http://astro.uibk.ac.at/
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Astrophysics (103004)
  • Particle physics (103034)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:01.12.2010
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2010
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
10 Persons
Firdous Nameeqa
Girtler Peter
Jais Wolfgang
Jussel Patrick
Kneringer Emmerich
Lassnig Mario
Lukas Wolfgang
Mair Gregor
Ritsch Elmar
Rudolph Gerald
Percentage project-funded:60
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Number of publications:29
Five most important publications:
  1. Ghete, V.M.; Girtler, P.; Kneringer, E.; Kuhn, D.; Rudolph, G.; Jussel, P.; et al. " Test of colour reconnection models using 3-jet events in hadronic Z decays", Eur. Phys. J. C 48 (2006) 685-698
  2. Ghete, V.M.; Girtler, P.; Kneringer, E.; Kuhn, D.; Rudolph, G.; Jussel, P.; et al. "Search for Higgs bosons decaying to WW in e+e- collisions at LEP", Eur. Phys. J. C 49 (2007) 439-455
  3. Epp, B.; Girtler, P.; Jussel, P.; Kneringer, E.; Kuhn, D.; Mair, G.; Rudolph, G. et al; (CERN - ATLAS Collaboration): "Expected Performance of the ATLAS Experiment Detector, Trigger, Physics"; CERN-OPEN-2008-020, Geneva, CERN, 2009
  4. Epp, B.; Girtler, P.; Jussel, P.; Kneringer, E.; Kuhn, D.; Mair, G.; Rudolph, G. et al; (CERN - ATLAS Collaboration): "Charged-particle multiplicities in pp interactions at sqrt(s) = 900 GeV measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC", Phys. Lett. B 688 (2010) 21-42
  5. Epp, B.; Girtler, P.; Jussel, P.; Kneringer, E.; Kuhn, D.; Mair, G.; Rudolph, G. et al; (CERN - ATLAS Collaboration): "Performance of the ATLAS Detector using First Collision Data", J. High Energy Phys. 09 (2010) 056
Five most important talks:
  1. A.Salzburger, "The New ATLAS Fst Track Simulation Engine (FATRAS)" Computing in High Energy Physics (CHEP), Mumbai, India, Feb. 2006
  2. D. Kuhn, "The Austrian Grid and its use for High Energy Physics", invited talk, ICFA-SCIC workshop on "HEP Networking, Grid and Digital Divide Issues for Global e-Science" Cracow, Poland, October 9-11, 2006
  3. G.Rudolph, "ALEPH results on quark and gluon fragmentation", invited talk given at the workshop on 'Parton fragmentation processes: in the vacuum and in the medium', ECT*, Trento (I), 25-29 Feb 2008
  4. B. Epp: "B-physics with ATLAS and CMS", Invited talk at Physics at LHC-2008, Split, Croatia (2008
  5. N.Firdous, G.Rudolph: "PYTHIA MPI model tuning to hadron collider data: preliminary results" QCD 10, 15th international QCD conference, Montpellier (F), Juni 2010
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • EU:
    Enabling Grids for E-Science II (2006 - 2008) , III (2008 - 2010)
Commissioned projects:
  • BMWF:
    Austrian Grid I (2004 - 2007), II (2007 - 2010)
  • BMWF, CERN:
    Teilnahme am LHC-ATLAS-Experiment I (1998 - 2008), II (2008 - 2012)
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Hochenergiephysik: CERN-LHC- Experimente
  • Data intensive Computing (Grid, Clouds)
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • projektfinanzierte experimentelle Hochenergiephysik: CERN-LHC ATLAS
  • Astroteilchenphysik: Satellitenexperiment Fermi-LAT
  • Cherenkov-Teleskope H.E.S.S.
  • PreparatoryPhase CTA
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
2 doctor's theses
  1. Andreas Wildauer: Primary Vertex Finding, b-Tagging and Analysis of the Channel ttH, H->bb in the ATLAS Experiment, Universität Innsbruck (2006)
  2. Andreas Salzburger: Track Simulation and Reconstruction in the ATLAS experiment, Universität Innsbruck (2008)
Diploma and master theses:
3 theses
  1. Tony Lee: Discovery Potential of Higgs at CMS, Universität Innsbruck (2005)
  2. Harald Dür: Vergleich von Vertexalgorithmen zur Messung der Oszillationsfrequenz von Bos - Mesonen mit dem ATLAS Detektor am LHC, Universität Innsbruck (2007)
  3. Markus Haider: Rechnungen in Supersymmetrischer SO(10), Universität Innsbruck (2009)
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