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Dr Michael A Schmidt

Senior Lecturer of Theoretical Particle Physics

University of New South Wales Sydney

Biography

I mainly worked on models of neutrino mass generation both in the context of grand unified theories and radiative neutrino mass models. I studied possible flavour symmetries which may explain the leptonic mixing as well as the renormalization group evolution of leptonic mixing angles and neutrino masses. Apart from that I worked on models adressing the question why the electroweak scale is so much lighter than the scale of grand unification or the Planck scale which is commonly known as the hierarchy problem: This includes scale-invariant models and the (next-to) minimal supersymmetric Standard Model.

Education

  • PhD in Theoretical particle physics, 2008

    TU Munich

  • Physik Diplom, 2004

    TU Munich

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Senior Lecturer

University of New South Wales

Jun 2018 – Present Sydney, Australia
 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer

University of Sydney

Jul 2014 – Jun 2018 Sydney, Australia
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral research fellow

University of Melbourne

Oct 2011 – Jul 2014 Melbourne, Australia
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral research associate

IPPP, Durham University

Oct 2008 – Sep 2011 Durham, UK
 
 
 
 
 

PhD student

TU München, MPI Kernphysik

Jan 2004 – Jul 2008 München/Heidelberg, Germany
awarded Otto-Hahn medal 2009

Meet the Team

Principal Investigators

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Dr Michael A Schmidt

Senior Lecturer of Theoretical Particle Physics

Grad Students

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Tobias Felkl

PhD student

Honours Students

Adam Lackner

Honours student

Alumni

Dr Bahman Ghadirian

PhD student

Ruihao Li

Honours student

Rupert Coy

Honours student

Contact

  • +61 (2) 9385 6306
  • Old Main Building, Room 121, University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia