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Till Moritz Karbach Prize 2022 © Department of Physics​/​TU Dortmund
Presentation of the certificate for the Till Moritz Karbach Prize 2022 to Dr. Cornelius Grunwald.

The Department of Physics annually awards the Till-Moritz-Karbach-Prize for an outstanding PhD thesis in the fields of particle physics or scientific computing. This year the prize goes to Dr. Cornelius Grunwald.

The Till Moritz Karbach Prize has been awarded annually since 2016 by the Department of Physics for a dissertation in the field of particle physics or scientific computing/high performance computing that has been graded with distinction. Dr. Till Moritz Karbach, who gave the prize its name, studied, earned his doctorate and conducted research as a physicist at TU Dortmund University from 2000 to 2012. He then worked at CERN, until his tragic death while mountain climbing. The prize was donated by the parents of Dr. Till Moritz Karbach (1979 - 2015) to promote young scientists. The prize money amounts to 1,500 euros.

The prize winner, Dr. Cornelius Grunwald, did his PhD entitled "Development of tools for Bayesian data analysis and their application in the search for physics beyond the Standard Model" at the interface between experimental and theoretical physics and worked on the development of statistical methods for the interpretation of measurements from the fields of flavor and top-quark physics. The results of his work provide an important contribution to the indirect search for new physics and have been published in several journals.

The award ceremony took place during the Physics Colloquium of the Department of Physics. Guest speaker was Prof. Dr. Michael Spannowsky, Director of the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology at the University of Durham, UK, on the topic "Quantum Computing for High-Energy Physics and Data Analyses".


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