Hartmut Wittig joins the CP3 Board

June 3, 2015

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Portrait of Hartmut WittigWe are happy to announce that Hartmut Wittig has joined the CP3 Board.

Hartmut Wittg received his doctorate in physics from the University of Hamburg in 1992. The same year, he started as a research fellow at the University of Southhampton, and moved on to DESY-Zeuthen in 1995. However, shortly afterwards, he returned to England, taking up a position as PPARC Advanced Fellow at Oxford in 1996, where he also joined Wolfson College as a research fellow in 1998. In 2000, he moved to the University of Liverpool as a lecturer and PPARC Advanced Fellow. After one year, he was hired as a staff member at DESY Hamburg where he stayed until he was appointed a full professor at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in 2005.

Professor Wittig’s primary research interest is in making precise predictions from QCD. This has quite naturally led him to work heavily on lattice QCD, but he has also studied other field theories on the lattice. However, the chiral nature of standard model fermions cannot easily be examined in a lattice environment, so he has pursued his interest in this subject independently. Practically, it is very difficult to probe QCD itself since quarks and gluons confine, and to make a connection between pure QCD and experiments, he has become an expert on hadronic matrix elements.

We look very much forward to Harmut’s advice and fruitful collaboration.

Hartmut Wittig is replacing our outstanding colleague Paolo Di Vecchia who is stepping down from the board according to the scheduled periodic renewal of the board.