Apl.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Scherer

Professional and Scientifc Career

1990:  PhD, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
1990-1992:  Postdoc at NIKHEF-K, Amsterdam
 1992-1994:  Research Associate, TRIUMF, Vancouver
 1994-1996:  Habilitation Grant of German Research Foundation (DFG), JGU
 1996:  Habilitation, JGU
1996-1999:  Scientific Employee, JGU 
1999-2005:  Lecturer (C2-Hochschuldozent), JGU Mainz
since 2004:  Extraordinary Professor of Physics (Apl. Professor), JGU
2005-2007:  Academic Councillor (Akademischer Rat), JGU 
2007-2011:  Senior Academic Councillor (Akademischer Oberrat), JGU
since 2011:  Academic Director (Akademischer Direktor), JGU
since 2011:  Member of the Gutenberg Teaching Council (GTC), JGU

 

Awards and Grants

1984-1985:  Stipend of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), University of Washington, Seattle
1994-1996:  Habilitation Grant of German Research Foundation (DFG)
1995-1998:  NATO Collaborative Research Grant
2003:  Lehrpreis JGU
2004-2006:  DFG Grant
Two-loop calculations in manifestly Lorentz-invariant baryon chiral perturbation theory
2007:  Lehrpreis des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz
2011-2012:  DFG Grant
Complex-mass scheme and effective field theory
2012:  Lehrpreis des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz
2015:  Lehrpreis, JGU Mainz

 

Main Research Interests

  • chiral perturbation theory
  • chiral effective field theories of unstable particles
  • quantization and renormalization of effective field theories
  • pion photo- and electroproduction
  • real and virtual Compton scattering
  • electromagnetic and weak form factors

Current Students

  • Patricia Bickert (PhD student)
  • Hans Christian Lange (PhD student)
  • Roman Langenbach (Master student)
  • Niko Ehrenburg (Master student)

Former PhD Students

Former "Diplom" Students
  • Thomas Fuchs (1999)
  • Björn Lehnhart (2003)
  • Matthias Schindler (2004)
  • Dalibor Djukanovic (2005) 
  • Christian Hacker (2005)
  • Natalia Wies (2005)
  • Stephan Rix (2007)
  • Marius Hilt (2008)
  • Arne Keller (2008)
  • Johannes Weber (2008)
  • Thorsten Bauer (2009)
  • Sandro Gorini (2009)
  • Patrick Rieth (2009)
  • Andreas Neiser (2011)
  • Nico Klein (2013)

    Former Master of Education Students

    • Christian Reinhard Müller
      Compton-Streuung und elektromagnetische Polarisierbarkeiten, Oktober 2012
    • Hans Christian Lange
      Spontane Symmetriebrechung: Goldstone-Theorem und Higgs-Mechanismus, Oktober 2012
    • Markus Christian Schulz
      Nichtrelativistisches Quarkmodell für Hadronen, Dezember 2012
    • Annika Radau Quantentheorien und Pfadintegrale, Juni 2013
    • Tülin Ardic 
      Schrödinger- und Dirac-Gleichung fuer verschiedene kugelsymmetrische Potenziale, Juli 2013
    • Carsten Kleppel
      Von der Dirac-Gleichung zur Entwicklung der Quantenelektrodynamik, 2014 
    • Daniel Schallus
      Kausalität, Analyzität und Dispersionsrelationen, 2014
    • Torsten Renner
      Eichinvarianz: von der klassischen Elektrodynamik zu den Yang-Mills-Theorien, 2015
    • Tobias-Linus Widdel
      Pfadintegrale mit fermionischen Freiheitsgraden, März 2016
    • Mark Popenco
      Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie und Gravitomagnetismus, März 2016
    • Jonas Pohl
      Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie und Gravitationswellen, März 2016
    • Marc Weikert
      Spontane und explizite Brechung der chiralen Symmetrie in der Quantenchromodynamik, September 2016

    Former Bachelor of Education Students

    • Antonia Berger
      Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie mit einer Weiterbildug für Lehrkräfte, September 2016

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      Teaching

      Selected Publications

      • Pion photo- and electroproduction in relativistic baryon chiral perturbation theory and the chiral MAID interface
        M. Hilt, B.C. Lehnhart, S. Scherer, L. Tiator
        Published in Phys.Rev. C88:055207, 2013
        DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.88.055207
      • Path integral quantization for massive vector bosons
        D. Djukanovic, J. Gegelia, S. Scherer
        e-Print: arXiv:1001.1077 [hep-th]  
      • Infrared renormalization of two-loop integrals and the chiral expansion of the nucleon mass
        M.R. Schindler, D. Djukanovic , J. Gegelia, S. Scherer
        Published in Nucl.Phys. A803:68-114, 2008
        e-Print: arXiv:0707.4296 [hep-ph]
      • Renormalization of relativistic baryon chiral perturbation theory and power counting
        T. Fuchs, J. Gegelia, G. Japaridze, S. Scherer
        Published in Phys.Rev. D68:056005, 2003
        e-Print: hep-ph/0302117
      • Introduction to chiral perturbation theory
        S. Scherer
        To be edited by J.W. Negele and E. Vogt
        Published in Adv.Nucl.Phys. 27:277, 2003
        e-Print: hep-ph/0210398
      • Field transformations and simple models illustrating the impossibility of measuring off-shell effects
        H.W. Fearing, S. Scherer
        Published in Phys.Rev. C62:034003, 2000 
        e-Print: nucl-th/9909076
      • Generalized polarizabilities and the spin averaged amplitude in virtual Compton scattering off the nucleon
        D. Drechsel, G. Knochlein, A. Metz, S. Scherer
        Published in Phys.Rev. C55:424-430, 1997
        e-Print: nucl-th/9608061
      • Virtual Compton scattering off the nucleon at low-energies
        S. Scherer, A.Yu. Korchin, J.H. Koch
        Published in Phys.Rev. C54:904-919, 1996
        e-Print: nucl-th/9605030
      • Extension of the chiral perturbation theory meson Lagrangian to order p(6)
        H.W. Fearing, S. Scherer
        Published in Phys.Rev. D53:315-348, 1996
        e-Print: hep-ph/9408346
      • Pion electroproduction at threshold and PCAC
        S. Scherer, J.H. Koch
        Published in Nucl.Phys. A534:461-477, 1991
        Journal Server [doi:10.1016/0375-9474(91)90456-G]

      Complete list of publications