Ulf-G. Meißner

Ulf-G. Meißner

Professor of Theoretical Physics

Bonn University

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Ulf-G. Meißner is a W3 professor for theoretical physics at Bonn University and head of the TH group at the HISKP. He is also a director at the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-4) at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Selected Research topics

  • nuclear structure and reactions
  • hadron spectrum and hadronic reactions
  • effective field theories for axion coupled to matter
  • strangeness nuclear physics
  • nuclear lattice EFT
  • electric dipole moments of hadrons and nuclei
  • soliton models in hadron and nuclear physics

Selected Awards and Functions

  • Spokesperson CRC 110 Symmetries and the Emergence of Structure in QCD (2012-2024)
  • Advanced Grant “EXOTIC” from the European Research Council, 2021-2026
  • Director, Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics, Univ. Bonn, 2020-2024
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018
  • Doctor honoris causa, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia, 2018
  • Lise Meitner Prize of the European Physical Society, 2016
  • German member of NuPECC (The Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee), 2016-
  • CAS President’s Visiting Professorship, 2015, 2017
  • Beller Lectureship Award of the APS, 2014
  • Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universität Bonn, 2008 -2016
  • Spokesperson CRC 16 Subnuclear Structure of Matter (2008-2012)
  • Elected member Academia Europaee, 2010
  • Fellow American Physical Society, 2009
  • Fachkollegiat der DFG, FK 309 “Teilchen, Kerne und Felder”, 2008-2012, 2020-2024
  • Editor-in-Chief “European Physical Journal A”, 2007-2013
  • Spokesperson HGF Virtual Institute “Spin and strong QCD”, 2007-2011
  • Heisenberg Fellowship from the DFG, 1989
  • Nuclear lattice simulations (structure and reactions)
  • Hadron physics (in particular non-conventional states)
  • Baryon-baryon interactions, hyper-matter and neutron stars
  • Effective field theories for strongly interacting systems
  • Anthropic considerations
  • Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, 1988

    Universität Regensburg

  • PhD in Physics, 1984

    SUNY at Stony Brook, USA

  • Diplom in Physics, 1982

    Ruhr-Universität Bochum