Christoph Grojean

Christophe Grojean

Stages of scientific work

  • since 2016 Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • since 2015  Leading scientist, DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2012 – 14  ICREA Research Professor, IFAE, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • 2006 – 12  Staff scientist, CERN Physics Department Theory Unit, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2003 – 04  Visiting Professor, Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, U. of Michigan, USA
  • 2001 – 11  Staff scientist, Service de Physique Theorique, CEA–Saclay, France
  • 1999 – 01  Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, Berkeley, USA 

Research interests

Phenomenology at the weak scale and beyond; connections between particle physics, gravity and cosmology; symmetries and symmetry breaking; Higgs physics; physics at present and future colliders

Four personal questions

  1. When I was 18 I wanted to …
    … learn Quantum Mechanics
  2. A perfect working day starts with …
    … an email from my students to tell me that they have understood how to solve the problem we have been fighting with over the past few weeks
  3. Before I am going to retire I would like to …
    … understand why the clouds that are heavier than air are still floating in the Sky
  4. My advise to my students is …
    … open up your mind, be curious and think different.