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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

Dr. Andreas Kronfeld is visiting the IPPP within the DIVA program. During his stay he will also visit Glasgow University and Southampton University and he will give one of the keynote talks at the IPPP/Warwick Flavour workshop in April.

More information about our visitor:
Andreas Kronfeld is a theoretical physicist at Fermilab (Scientist II). He received his PhD in 1985 from Cornell University, studying under G. Peter Lepage. From 1985–1988 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the DESY in Hamburg, Germany. He has been at Fermilab since 1988, first as a postdoc and since 1989 as a staff member. In 1996, Kronfeld spent three months in Copenhagen as Visiting Scientist at NORDITA. In 2001, he spent three months as a Foreign Professor at Tsukuba University, Japan. In 2014, he was awarded a Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Technische Universität München.

He has been very active in developing the numerical technique of lattice gauge theory (a formulation of quantum field theory) and applying it to problems needed to interpret experiments in elementary particle physics. For these efforts, he has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (2002) and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2013). His papers have been more than 13 000 times cited, he has an h-index of 57 and several highly cited papers with only two co-authors.
During his career, he has also been active in examining the physics opportunities of possible future particle accelerators, such as e+e− colliders (e.g., ILC) and high-intensity proton linacs (e.g., Project X). Andreas Kronfeld is currently spokesperson of USQCD.