Manfred Lindner

Heidelberg University
Technical University Munich

M. Ratz (UC Irvine)
S. Antusch (Univ. Basel)
P. Huber (Virginia Tech)
J. Kopp (Mainz University)
W. Winter (DESY Zeuthen)
J. Kersten (Bergen University)
C. Hagedorn (CP3 Origins)
M. Garny (Tech. Univ. Munich)
M.A. Schmidt (Univ. of Sydney)
M. Dürr (DESY)

Manfred Lindner (* 22 February 1957 in Ellenfeld now Bärnau, Germany) is a German physicist and director at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany. He conducts research in neutrino physics, dark matter and physics beyond the standard model of particle physics.

Manfred Lindner studied physics from 1978 bis 1984 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, where he received his PhD in 1987. Subsequently, he was from 1987-1989 postdoc at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Chicago and from 1989–1991 Fellow at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. After that, Manfred Lindner spent 1991- 1993 with a Heisenberg-Fellowship at Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany.

Manfred Lindner got his Habilitation in 1992. In 1993 he became a professor for theoretical physics at the Technische Universität München where he was teaching and conducting research from 1993 until 2006. In 2006 he became director at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany. Since 2007 he is also a professor at the faculty for physics and astronomy of Heidelberg University, where he continues to teach. From 2009 until 2011 he was managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics. He is spokesperson of the International Max Planck Research School for Precision Tests of Fundamental Symmetries (IMPRS-PTFS) and he is furthermore in various international research networks. Manfred Lindner works as referee for various national and international agencies and he is referee or member of the editorial board for various scientific journals. He is furthermore a member of numerous advisory boards of international conferences, and he is Chair of the most important international conference on neutrino physics in 2018 in Heidelberg (NEUTRINO 2018).

The research of Manfred Lindner is in the field of particle and astro-particle physics. The research spectrum ranges from formal theoretical questions to experimental projects. The theoretical studies concern the standard model of particle physics and its extensions. On the experimental side Manfred Lindner and his division make leading contributions to international research projects in the field of neutrino physics and dark matter search. The main experimental projects are currently GERDA (project link), which aims at detecting neutrino-less double beta decays, the XENON projects, which aim to detect dark matter particles, and Double Chooz, which measures sub-leading oscillations of anti-neutrinos. His research division develops in addition detection methods or refines their sensitivity to new records. Lindner is Co-Spokesperson of the XENON Collaboration, which operates now the XENON1T detector and which prepares the upgrade to XENONnT which is planned to be operational in 2019. Further projects are STEREO (search for sterile neutrinos at the ILL research reactor) and CONUS (coherent neutrino scattering).

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