Jochen Schwiening

Address: Dr. Jochen Schwiening
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
Planckstr. 1
64291 Darmstadt, Germany
Office: Heckbüro 1.002
Phone: +49 6159 71 1705
Fax: +49 6159 71 3762

Princial Responsibilities

Senior physicist at GSI, head of PANDA Detectors department, project leader PANDA barrel DIRC detector.


Diplom-Physiker, Physics, Bonn University, Germany, 1991;
Dr. rer. nat., Physics, Bonn University, Germany, 1995.

Professional Academic History

Graduate research associate, Bonn University, Germany, 1991-1995;
Visiting scientist, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1992;
Research associate, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA, 1995-2001;
Staff research software developer, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA, 2001-2008;
System manager, BaBar DIRC detector, 2004-2008;
Senior staff scientist, GSI, Germany, since 2009;
Group leader, GSI DIRC detector group, since 2009;
System manager, PANDA Barrel DIRC detector, since 2009;
Principal investigator, DIRC-based PID for the EIC Central Detector: eRD4 Collaboration, 2011-2015, eRD14 Consortium, since 2015;
Department head, FAIR@GSI: PANDA Detectors, 2012-2016;
Department head, PANDA Detectors, since 2016;
Division deputy head, Hadron Physics, since 2016.

Awards, Reviewing, and Memberships

Feodor Lynen fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, 1995-1998;
Program reviews: DOE Office of Science Advanced Detector Research Program, French National Research Agency SIMI4 Program, Belle II Focused Review, Belle Programme Advisory Committee;
Committees: International Scientific Advisory Committee, RICH Workshop (International Workshop on Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detectors); Topic Convener RICH2018 (Moscow, 2018); Topic Convener, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (Dresden, 2008); Various boards and committees in BaBar and PANDA Collaborations;
Journal referee: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research (NIM), European Physical Journal, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Journal of Instrumentation (JINST), ICFA Instrumentation Bulletin;
Member of American Physical Society (2003-2010) and German Physical Society (since 1991);
Member of large international collaborations: OPAL (1991-1996), BaBar (1996-2011), SLD (1997-2008), PANDA (since 2009), eRD4/eRD14 (since 2011), GlueX (since 2015), Particle Data Group (since 2019).

Research Areas

Particle Identification, Cherenkov Detectors, Photon Detectors, Novel Detection Techniques, Heavy Flavor Physics.
Jochen Schwiening