Manfred Lindner

International Jury

Manfred Lindner

Nuclear Physics

Manfred Lindner is a German physicist and director at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany. He conducts basic research in particle and astroparticle physics.

Manfred Lindner received his PhD from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Subsequently, he conducted postdoctoral research at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Chicago, USA, and was then a Fellow at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. After that, Lindner was a Heisenberg Fellow at Heidelberg University before becoming professor at the Technical University of Munich. In 2006 he became director at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg and a professor at Heidelberg University.

Professor Lindner’s research is in the field of particle and astroparticle physics. His theoretical work concerns many aspects of the standard model of particle physics and its extensions. On the experimental side he makes leading contributions to international research projects in the field of neutrino physics and the search for dark matter. The main experimental project is currently XENON, which aims to directly detect dark matter. Lindner is the co-spokesperson of this international collaboration. He also leads the CONUS-experiment aiming, in the area of neutrino physics, at detecting coherent neutrino scattering at low energies.

Manfred Lindner was awarded a Heisenberg Stipendium by the German Research Foundation (DFG). He was also awarded an honorary doctorate by Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) selected Lindner as an AAAS Fellow in recognition of his distinguished contributions to both theoretical and experimental particle physics.

Manfred Lindner is spokesperson of the International Max Planck Research School for Precision Tests of Fundamental Symmetries and is a member of several international research networks. He works as referee for various national and international funding agencies and is a member of national and international boards that aim to coordinate research strategies. He is also a referee or member of the editorial board for various scientific journals. Furthermore, Linder is a member of the advisory boards of numerous international conferences.