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Dr Bjoern Penning

Dr Bjoern Penning

Dr Bjoern Penning
PhD (Freiburg), MSc (Freiburg)

Visiting Lecturer

Area of research

Hunting for Dark Matter

HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8947


Professional Appointments: 

  • 2016-: Lecturer in Experimental Particle Physics, University of Bristol
  • 2014-2016: Imperial Research Fellow, Imperial College London
  • 2009-2014: Leon M. Lederman Postdoctoral Fellow, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and University of Chicago
  • 2005-2009: PhD, University of Freiburg 


Physics Analysis

  • Direct DM Searches with LZ
  • Multijet searches for Dark Matter and Supersymmetry in CMS
  • Dark Matter Searches at ATLAS in monojet, mono-Higgs, χχ ̄ + b(b) and χχ ̄ + tt ̄ final states.
  • Lead analyser of σ(W + b + X) and σ(W + c + X)production at DØ
  • Lead analyser search for WH → lνb ̄b at DØ, one of 3 D0 ...

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Recent publications

  • , Akerib, DS, Akerlof, CW, Alsum, SK, Araújo, HM, Arthurs, M, Balajthy, J, Balashov, S, Bauer, D, Belle, J, Beltrame, P, Benson, T, Biesiadzinski, TP, Boast, KE, Kreczko, L, Krikler, B & Penning, B, 2018, ‘Projected WIMP sensitivity of the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) dark matter experiment’. Physical Review D.
  • Albert, A, Bauer, M, Brooke, J, Buchmueller, O, Cerdeno, DG, Citron, M, Davies, G, Cosa, Ad, De Roeck, A, De Simone, A, Du Pree, T, Ellis, J, Flaecher, H, Fairbairn, M, Ellis, J, Grohsjean, A, Hahn, K, Haisch, U, Harris, PC, Khoze, VV, Landsberg, G, McCabe, C, Penning, B, Sanz, V, Schwanenberger, C, Scott, P & Wardle, N, 2017, ‘Towards the next generation of simplified Dark Matter models’. Physics of the Dark Universe, vol 16., pp. 49-70

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