Mads Toudal Frandsen

Portrait of Mads Toudal Frandsen

Associate Professor

Phone: (+45) 6550 4521
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Short CV

Education

  • 2009 PhD in Physics, Niels Bohr Institute
  • 2006 Master in Physics, Niels Bohr Institute & UC Santa Barbara
  • 2003 Bachelor in Mathematics and Physics, Niels Bohr Institute

Employment

  • 2012 - present: Associate Professor, CP3-Origins
  • 2009 - 2012: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oxford University

Post Docs

  • 2015 - 2017 Tommi Alanne (Villum Blokstipendie)

Master Students

  • 2015 - Mette Lindharth Als Kristensen
  • 2012 - Karin Dissauer (joint with F. Sannino)

Bachelor Students

  • 2015 - Martin Klenow Berg (Higgs Mechanism and LHC detection)
  • 2015 - Henrik Knud Bjørn Siboni (Dark Matter - Direct Detection)
  • 2015 - Martin Rosenlyst Jørgensen (Dark Matter - Origin & LHC detection)
  • 2015 - Jonas Petersen (Dark Matter - Cluster Collisions)
  • 2014- Viktor Bordal Jessen (Dark Matter - LHC detection)
  • 2014- Nicky Klindt Vølund (Dark Matter- Cluster Collisions)
  • 2014 - Sofie Gregersen (Dark Matter- direct detection)
  • 2014 - Kevin Grønbech (Dark Matter- Cluster Collisions)
  • 2013 - Mette Lindharth Als Kristensen (Higgs)
  • 2013 - Rasmus Rexbye Hansen (General Relativity and inflation)

First year projects

  • 2016- The dark side of the Universe (2 groups, 8 students)
  • 2016 - Is it Higgs (3 students)
  • 2014- Is it Higgs (4 students)
  • 2014- The dark side of the Universe (2 groups, 8 students)
  • 2013 - Find Higgs (5 students)

Courses taught

  • 2016 - Classical Field Theory FY815 (~10 students, joint with M. Lomholt)
  • 2015 - First year Classical Mechanics FF502 (~250 students)
  • 2015 - Second year Classical Mechanics FY504 (~30 students)
  • 2015 - Classical Field Theory FY815 (~10 students, joint with M. Lomholt)
  • 2015 - Responsible for 3 day SRP workshop at CP3 (8 high school students)
  • 2014 - First year Classical Mechanics FF502 (~250 students)
  • 2014 - Second year Classical Mechanics FY504 (~30 students)
  • 2014 - Responsible for 3 day SRP workshop at CP3 (8 high school students)
  • 2013 - First year Classical Mechanics FF502 (~250 students)
  • 2013 - Second year Classical Mechanics FY504 (~30 students)
  • 2013 - Responsible for 3 day SRP workshop at CP3 (8 high school students)
  • 2012 - Second year Classical Mechanics FY504 (~30 students)
  • 2012 - First  year Lab exercises FY502 (~250 students)
  • 2012 - Nordita Master Class in Physics, Stockholm.
  • 2010-2012 Graduate Introduction to Symmetries, Oxford, UK.

Grant PI

  • Villum Block stipend, Villum Foundation 2015-2017. 24 post doc monts. Approx 150.000 euros.
  • Sapere Aude Research Fellowship, Danish Research agency, 2012-2014. Approx. 100.000 euros.

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Elected member of The Young Academy - The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2015.
  • Villum Block Stipend, Villum Foundation , 2014.
  • Rutherford Fellowship (STFC), UK, 2012
  • Sapere Aude Research Fellowship, Danish Research Agency, 2012.
  • Individual Post Doc Fellowship, Danish Research Agency, 2012.
  • Research Fellow, Mansfield College, Oxford, 2010.
  • Lundbeck Foundation Talent Prize, Copenhagen 2010
  • Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation Post Doc Scholarship 2009
  • Anglo-Danish Society Award, Danish Embassy London, 2009
  • Loerup Honorary Graduate Award, Copenhagen, 2006
  • Deans Honours, University of California Santa Barbara 2005.

Affiliations

  • 2015 - Co-proposer of the EU COST network 'Connecting Insights in Fundamental Physics'
  • 2012 - present Member of CoDyCe
  • Long-term visitor, Oxford 2012-2014
  • ATLAS associated theorist, CERN, 2012-1015

Scientific Duties

  • Referee for EPJ, JCAP, PLB, PRD and CPC journals.
  • Organizer of Bright Ideas on Dark Matters, 2014.
  • Reviewer for FNRS, funding agency for scientific research in French-speaking Belgium, 2013.
  • Member of the Scientific Organizing Committee of Lattice Meets Experiment Workshop, Brookhaven 2013.
  • Medlem af faggruppen for fysik under den bibliometriske forskningsindikator, 2013.
  • Organizer of Origin of Mass, SDU 2013

Partial List of Scientific Talks and Lectures

  • XI Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum, Thessaloniki, Greece, Aug 2016 (Invited talk)
  • Goettingen, Germany, July 2016 (Invited Seminar)
  • Warsaw Workshop on Non-Standard Dark Matter, Warsaw, June 2016 (Invited Plenary)
  • Helsinki, Finland, May 2016 (Invited seminar)
  • Compositeness, Dark Matter and the LHC diphoton Excess, CP3-Seminar, DK, April 2016.
  • Composite Dynamics: From Lattice to LHC Run II, Mainz, April 2016 (workshop)
  • Oslo University, March 2016 (Invited Seminar)
  • Lund University, Feb. 2016 (Invited Seminar)
  • 24th Nordic Particle Physics Meeting, Spaatind Norway, Jan 2016 (Invited lectures)
  • CP3-Louvain, Bruxelles, Nov. 2015 (Invited seminar)
  • Corfu Summer Institute, Corfu, Sept. 2015 (Invited workshop talk)
  • LHC & Dark Matter Phenomenology, Future of Fundamental Interactions, SDU, Aug 2015.
  • WIN2015, Heidelberg, June 2015 (Invited workshop talk)
  • Tallinn, Estonia, Mar. 2015 (Invited Seminar)
  • DARK MALT, Munich Inst. for Astro- and Particle Physics Feb. 2015. (Invited participant)
  • Nordita Winter School, Jan 2015. (Invited lecturer)
  • Composite dynamics after run I of the LHC, DESY, Hamburg, Oct 2014 (Invited seminar)
  • Composite dynamics for electroweak symmetry breaking and dark matter, Nikhef Amsterdam, Oct 2014 (Invited seminar)
  • Status of Dark Matter Searches at LHC, Strategy Workshop on Astroparticle Physics in Switzerland, June 2014. (Invited speaker)
  • Dark Mattter Searches and Asymmetric Dark Matter, Nordita, July 2013.
  • Phenomenology of Technicolor with a light TC Higgs, Higgs Center, Edinburgh, April 2013.
  • Light Techni-Higgs, Durham, Feb. 2013
  • Light Techni-Higgs, Oxford, Feb. 2013
  • Asymmetric Dark Matter, Dark Attack, July 2012.
  • Collider limits on dark matter, Origin of Mass 2012, Nordita Stockholm, June 2012.
  • New strong dynamics for EWSB and dark matter, Cambridge, May 2012.
  • New paths to particle dark matter, Oxford, March 2012.
  • A status of Dark Matter, Niels Bohr Institute, March 2012.
  • New Strong Dynamics for EWSB and DM, Liverpool, Nov. 2011.
  • Mixed Dark Matter from Technicolour, The Dark Universe, Heidelberg, Oct. 2011.
  • Minimal Walking Technicolor - Phenomenology and collider signatures, DBX working group, CERN July 2011.
  • Asymmetric DM and DM connection to baryogenesis, CERN July 2011.
  • Asymmetric Dark Matter and a DM connection to baryogenesis, Oxford Journal Club, June 2011.
  • Asymmetric dark matter, Origin of Mass 2011 SDU, May 2011.
  • Asymmetric Dark Matter and the Sun, National Astronomy Meeting, Llandudno, April 2011.
  • Asymmetric Dark Matter from Technicolour and new Strong Dynamics, Annecy, November 2010.
  • Mixed Dark Matter from Technicolour: Manchester, October 2010.
  • Strong Dynamics for Dark Matter and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking, Sussex, October 2010.
  • Asymmetric Dark Matter and the Sun, PHYSUN2010, L’Aquila, October 2010.
  • Models and Signatures of Dark Matter: Institute of Physics meeting Oxford, September 2010.
  • Asymmetric Dark Matter: Universenet Lecce, September 2010
  • Delineating the Conformal Window: STRONGBSM-Kickoff Odense, August 2010
  • Asymmetric Dark Matter : 6th  Patras Workshop, Zurich, July 2010.
  •  Technicolour Dark Matter: Mini-Workshop on Dynamical Symmetry Breaking models and tools,. Southampton, July 2010
  •  MWT@LHC: Implementations and Collider Studies of MinimalWalking Technicolour using Monte-Carlo: Tools2010 Southampton, July 2010
  •  Boosted Objects From the Higgs Sector: Boost2010 Oxford, June 2010.
  • A(symmetric) Dark Matter from Technicolour: Particles and Fields Oxford, May 2010.
  • Dark matter from Technicolour: University of Cambridge, UK, April 2010
  • Technicolour models in MC generators, MC4BSM Copenhagen, April 2010
  • Dark Matter from Technicolour Models: Origin of mass Odense, May 2010.
  • Bright and Dark Matter from Technicolour: University of Southampton, UK, January 2010.
  • Bright and Dark Matter from Technicolour: University of Edinburgh, UK, December 2009
  • The Dark Side of the Universe: Winter School on Geometry and Physics, CP3-Origins Odense, November 2009.
  • Dark matter from Technicolour Theories: UniverseNet meeting, Barcelona September 2009.
  • Technicolour Dark matter: Universe in a Box, Leiden August 2009 (workshop).
  • LHC Phenomenology and Dark Matter in Technicolour: Lund University, Sweden, Jan 2009.
  • Composite Higgs Phenomenology in Minimal Walking Technicolour: DEWSB, Odense, Denmark, September 2008.
  • Template for Minimal Walking Technicolour: Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, July 2008.
  • Collider Phenomenology of Minimal Walking Technicolour: Nordic Workshop on LHC and Beyond, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2008.
  • Collider Phenomenology of Minimal Walking Technicolour: Tools 2008, Munich, Germany, July, 2008
  • Collider Phenomenology of Minimal Walking Technicolour: Pheno 08, Madison, US, April 2008.
  • Non-linear Sigma models and dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking: 1st Odense Winter School on geometry and Physics, Odense, Denmark, January 2008.
  • Minimal Walking Technicolour: SUSY07 Karlsruhe, Germany, July, 2007.
  • Planar Equivalence and High Density QCD: Frontiers in theoretical Particle Physics, Copenhagen, August, 2006.
  • Higher Representations and the Corrigan-Ramond Large-N: ECT* Trento, March 2006.

In the media

Partial list of Outreach Activities

  • UNF lecture, Odense, May 2015
  • Folkeuniversitetet lecture, Odense, May 2015
  • Nyborg High school lecture, Nyborg, April 2015 (Organizer)
  • Inspire-Educate-Innovate, Gravity waves, march 2016
  • Science in the City, Odense, March 2016.
  • Universets Mørke Mysterier, Naturama, Svendborg, Feb. 2016
  • Fysikdag, SDU, Nov. 2015 (Organizer)
  • The Last Commander of the Space Shuttle, SDU, Oct. 2015 (Organizer)
  • Den Staerke kernekraft, Folkeuniveristetslecture, AU, march 2015.
  • Discoveries and reality, guest lecture in 'videnskabsteori', SDU, march 2015.
  • Tro og Videnskab, with L.M. Ranum, Seden Sognegaard, march 2015.
  • Den Staerke kernekraft, Folkeuniveristetslecture, KU, march 2015.
  • Den Staerke kernekraft, Folkeuniveristetslecture, Orion Planetarium, march 2015
  • Origin of Matter, DIAS lecture, SDU, february 2015.
  • Origin of Matter, Nyborg high school lecture, SDU, february 2015.
  • SRP project workshop, 7 high-school students, CP3, december 2014.
  • Ideer til fysikundervisningen lecture, science day for high school teachers, SDU, december 2014.
  • High-school praktikanter lecture, SDU, december 2014.
  • Big Bang og mørkt stof, UNF lecture, may 2014.
  • High school lecturer for 'det rullende Universitet' since 2013
  • Organizer of tutoring of high school students for 'Studieretningsprojekt' since 2013
  • Lecture on high energy physics  at workshop for high school teachers at Odense Katedralskole, Sept. 2013
  • Lecture for high school students Akademiet for talentfulde unge, march 2013.
  • CP3-genius lecture for high school students from Slagelse Gymnasium, 2013
  • Lecture on high energy physics for high school teachers at SDU, Jan 2013
 

Research Interests

Beyond Standard Model physics, Dark Matter, Strong Dynamics, Technicolor

Publications