After working for a few years in Munich, I finally and officially started my Habilitation process end of 2016, handed in my mid-term evaluation beginning of 2019 and my final report in December 2019, and held my scientific debate 5 February 2020.

Scientific debate
“Searches for new physics in signatures of long-lived particles”
5 February 2020 – 2:15pm, N 020 Kleiner Physikhörsaal
Particles beyond the Standard Model can generally have lifetimes that are long compared to Standard Model particles at the weak scale. When produced at the Large Hadron Collider, such long-lived particles can decay far from the primary interaction vertex and possibly themselves interact with the detector material, leading to a wide variety of detector signatures. Such long-lived particle signatures are distinctly different from those associated with searches for promptly decaying new particles that constitute the bulk of searches for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider, and often require dedicated analysis and reconstruction techniques. This lecture aims to motivate searches for new long-lived particles in general, give an overview on possible signatures and challenges, and highlight specifically the motivation and executing of searches for heavy, charged long-lived particles with the ATLAS Experiment performed at LMU Munich.

Habilitation report
“Searches for new physics in signatures of long-lived particles”
4 December 2019, cumulative work wrapping up in short my educative and scientific contributions to the field, the ATLAS Collaboration and at LMU Munich
(might be published/linked here at some point)