Achim Schwenk

Achim Schwenk

EMMI Professor of Physics
Room S2|11 205
+49 6151 16 21550
+49 6151 16 6076

Areas of Research

  • Theoretical nuclear physics
  • Strongly interacting many-body systems
  • Ultracold quantum gases
  • Nuclear astrophysics

Office hours

Tuesday 4-5 pm or by appointment

University Education

1995 - 1998University of Heidelberg, Physics (Vordiplom 1997)
1998 - 2002State University of New York at Stony Brook, Physics
1999Master of Arts (M.A.) in Physics, SUNY Stony Brook
2002Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics, SUNY Stony Brook

Academic Positions

2002 - 2004Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, The Ohio State University
2004 - 2005Assistant Research Scientist, Nuclear Theory Center, Indiana University
2005 - 2006Senior Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Washington
2006 - 2010Research Scientist, TRIUMF, Vancouver
2007 - 2008Deputy Theory Group Leader, TRIUMF, Vancouver
2009 - 2010Theory Group Leader, TRIUMF, Vancouver
2009 - 2015Affiliate Member, Perimeter Institute, Canada
2007 -Affiliate Faculty, Department of Physics, University of Washington
2009 -Professor (W3), Technische Universität Darmstadt and ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI

Awards and Honours

1995Heinrich Fischer Prize
1998 - 1999Fulbright Fellow
1999 - 2000Scholarship of the Germanistic Society of America
2002 - 2003Ohio State University Postdoctoral Fellowship
2003Max Dresden Prize for Outstanding Theoretical Thesis, SUNY Stony Brook
2009NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award
2010ARCHES Prize, BMBF and Minerva Foundation
2011Athene Teaching Award, TU Darmstadt
2012ERC Starting Grant
2012Fellow of the American Physical Society
2013Zdzislaw Szymanski Prize
2014John von Neumann Excellence Project in Computing, FZ Jülich
2015 -Max Planck Fellow at Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg

Selected Professional Activities

2009 -Helmholtz Alliance ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI
2011 -Editor in Chief, Journal of Physics G: Nucl. and Part. Phys. (Editorial Board, 2009 -)
2010 - 2013Editorial Board, European Journal of Physics A: Hadrons and Nuclei
2010 - 2013Scientific Board, European Center for Theoretical Studies ECT*
2011 - 2015Project Leader (D1, D3 and MGK), Collaborative Research Center SFB 634, TU Darmstadt
2011 -TALENT (Training in Advanced Low Energy Nuclear Theory) Board Member
2012 -BMBF FAIR-NUSTAR: NuSTAR.DA Project Leader
2012 -Editor, Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics, Physics Reports
2015 -International Advisory Committee, JINA - CEE
2015 -Canadian Subatomic Physics Long Range Plan Committee, NSERC
2016 -Spokesperson and Project Leader (A04, B01 and Z)
Collaborative Research Center SFB 1245, TU Darmstadt
2016 -National Advisory Committee, INT


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