„The research work of my group concentrates on experimental elementary particle physics with special focus on flavour physics.
We are trying to find hints for new and yet unobserved particles and interactions that might help to explain some of the open questions in the field. Famous examples are: What is the reason for the observed matter-animatter asymmetry in the universe? Can we find potential dark matter candidates? Why do matter particles come in three copies with increasing mass?
We try to shed light on these questions by analysing data collected by the LHCb experiment. LHCb is one of the four detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). My group is focusing on rare decay processes of hadrons containing charm quarks, which are particularly sensitive to tiny contributions from unknown particles. Given the large charm production rate at the LHC, this opens the opportunity to look for new phenomena in processes that have never been studied before.“