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Prof. Ralf Kaiser
Contact Information

School of Physics & Astronomy
Kelvin Building, Room 416
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Scotland, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)141 330 8634


Prof. Ralf Kaiser

I have been in Glasgow since March 2001. Originally I'm from Germany, from Rheine, a town close to the border to Holland. I studied Physics and Mathematics at the University of Münster and did a Diplom thesis with the ZEUS experiment at DESY in Hamburg. My PhD is from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., Canada; the research was carried out at the Canadian national laboratory for subatomic physics, TRIUMF, and at the HERMES experiment at DESY. Before I came to Glasgow I spent 3 years as a DESY fellow in Berlin, working at DESY-Zeuthen.

Research Interests

I work where nuclear and particle physics meet: in hadron physics. Specifically I'm the project leader for the HERMES Recoil Detector project, that aims at measuring hard exclusive electron scattering reactions by detecting the recoiling proton. Previously I was software coordinator for the HERMES RICH Detector and thus responsible for the identification of hadrons at HERMES. The main direction of HERMES Physics is the investigation of the spin structure of the nucleon. I'm very interested in detector development, especially in particle identification. I also have been involved in the planning of the fixed target experiment TESLA-N at the TESLA linear collider.


In the academic year 2003/2004 I am teaching the following courses:

 Date generated: 22/1/2019

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