Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jens Erler

Professional and scientific career

since January 2021
University professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) Mainz

06/2018 – 12/2020
Guest scientist at JGU and Helmholtz-Institut Mainz, Germany

07/2013 – 07/2014
Guest scientist at JGU

09/2011 – 12/2011
Guest scientist at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

07/2009 – 01/2010
Guest scientist at the RWTH Aachen, Germany

09/2008 – 12/2008
Guest scientist at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA

03/2007 – 12/2020
Tenured professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

01/2002 – 03/2007
Tenure track position at UNAM

11/1997 – 12/2001
Postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

10/1995 – 10/1997
Postdoc at the University of California at Santa Cruz, CA

10/1994 – 09/1995
Postdoc at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain

09/1992 – 09/1994
Postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

03/1992 – 07/1992
Postdoc at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany April

Awards

2018

Medal of the Division of Particles and Fields of the Mexican Physical Society

Grants

CONACYT 42026–F Structures beyond the standard model
DGAPA–PAPIIT IN112902–3 Global analysis of electroweak precision observables
CONACYT 82291–F Electroweak precision physics and hadronic contributions
DGAPA–PAPIIT IN106913 Fundamental parameters of the standard model
CONACYT 252167–F The intensity frontier after the discovery of the Higgs boson
CONACYT 278017 and Constraints on physics beyond the Standard Model from
DFG SP 778/4-1 Lower energy electron scattering

 

Teaching Expience

2017 (spring) Graduate course The Electroweak Standard Model.
2016 (fall) Graduate course Introduction to the Physics of Elementary Particles.
2015 (fall) Graduate course Group Theory.
2014 (fall) Graduate course Cosmology.
2013 (spring) Graduate course General Relativity.
2012 (spring) Graduate course Supersymmetry.
2011 (spring) Graduate course Introduction to the Standard Model II.
2010 (fall) Graduate course Introduction to the Standard Model I.
2008 (spring) Graduate course Quantum Field Theory III: Renormalization.
2007 (fall) Graduate course Quantum Field Theory II: Quantization.
2007 (spring) Graduate course Introduction to Quantum Field Theory.
2006 (fall) Graduate course Introduction to the Physics of Elementary Particles.
2005 (spring) Graduate course Supersymmetry.
2004 (spring) Graduate course The Electroweak Standard Model.
2003 (spring) Graduate course The Electroweak Standard Model.
2000 (summer) Undergraduate course Introductory Physics (University of Pennsylvania).
1999 (fall) Graduate course Bayesian Data Analysis (University of Pennsylvania).

Selected publications

[1] Jens Erler and Ayres Freitas
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics
in the Review of Particle Physics: Prog. Theor. Exp. Phys. 2022, 083C01 (2022)
DOI: 10.1093/ptep/ptac097

[2] Jens Erler, Pere Masjuan and Hubert Spiesberger
Bottom Quark Mass with Calibrated Uncertainty
arXiv:2203.02348 [hep-ph]

[3] Jens Erler, Rodolfo Ferro-Hern´andez and Ayres Freitas
Hadronic effects in Møller scattering at NNLO
arXiv:2202.11976 [hep-ph]

[4] A. Accardi et al.
An experimental program with high duty-cycle polarized and unpolarized positron beams at Jefferson Lab Eur. Phys. J. A 57, 261 (2021)
DOI:10.1140/epja/s10050-021-00564-y

[5] X. Zheng, J. Erler, Q. Liu and H. Spiesberger
Accessing weak neutral-current coupling \(g^{eq}_{AA}\) using positron and electron beams at Jefferson Lab
AA using positron and electron beams at Jefferson Lab
Eur. Phys. J. A 57, 173 (2021)
DOI:10.1140/epja/s10050-021-00490-z

[6] Oleksandr Koshchii, Jens Erler, Mikhail Gorchtein, Charles J. Horowitz, Jorge Piekarewicz, Xavier Roca-Maza, Chien-Yeah Seng and Hubert Spiesberger
Weak charge and weak radius of 12\(C\) Phys. Rev. C 102, 022501(R) (2020)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.102.022501

[7] Jens Erler and Ayres Freitas
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics
in the Review of Particle Physics: Prog. Theor. Exp. Phys. 2020, 083C01 (2020)
DOI: 10.1093/ptep/ptaa104

[8] Jens Erler and Rodolfo Ferro-Hernandez
Alternative to the application of PDG scale factors
Eur. Phys. J. C 80, 541 (2020)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-8115-3

[9] Jens Erler, Mikhail Gorchtein, Oleksandr Koshchii, Chien-Yeah Seng and Hubert Spiesberger
Reduced uncertainty of the axial \(γZ\)-box diagram correction to the proton’s weak charge
Phys. Rev. D 100, 053007 (2019)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.100.053007

[10] Jens Erler and Matthias Schott
Electroweak Precision Tests of the Standard Model after the Discovery of the Higgs Boson
Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 106, 68–119 (2019)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ppnp.2019.02.007
arXiv:1902.05142 [hep-ph]

[11] Jens Erler and Ayres Freitas,
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics,
in the Review of Particle Physics: Phys. Rev. D 98, 030001 (2018)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.030001

[12] Dominik Becker et al., The P2 Experiment —
A Future High-precision Measurement of the Weak Mixing Angle at Low Momentum Transfer,
Eur. Phys. J. A 54, 208 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppnp.2019.02.007

[13] Jens Erler and Rodolfo Ferro-Hernandez
Weak Mixing Angle in the Thomson Limit
JHEP 1803, 196 (2018)
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP03(2018)196

[14] Jens Erler, Pere Masjuan and Hubert Spiesberger,
Charm Quark Mass with Calibrated Uncertainty,
Eur. Phys. J. C 77, 99 (2017)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4667-2

[15] Jens Erler, Pere Masjuan and Hubert Spiesberger,
Charm Quark Mass Determined from a Pair of Sum Rules,
Mod. Phys. Lett. A 31, 1630041 (2016)
DOI: 10.1142/S021773231630041X
arXiv:1611.05648 [hep-ph]

[16] Jens Erler and Ayres Freitas
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics
in the Review of Particle Physics: Chin. Phys. C 40, 100001 (2016)
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/40/10/100001

[17] Jens Erler,
On the Combination Procedure of Correlated Errors
Eur. Phys. J. C 75, 453 (2015)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3688-y

[18] Eduardo Rojas and Jens Erler,
Alternative \(Z'\) Bosons in \(E\)6
JHEP 1510, 063 (2015)
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP10(2015)063

[19] The Jefferson Lab PVDIS Collaboration: D. Wang et al.,
Measurement of Parity-Violating Asymmetry in Electron-Deuteron Inelastic Scattering,
Phys. Rev. D 91, 045506 (2015)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.91.045506

[20] Jens Erler and Ayres Freitas,
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics,
in the Review of Particle Physics: Chin. Phys. C 38, 090001 (2014)
DOI: 10.1088/1674-1137/38/9/090001

[21] Jens Erler, Charles J. Horowitz, Sonny Mantry and Paul A. Souder,
Weak Polarized Electron Scattering,
Annu. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 64, 269–298 (2014)
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-nucl-102313-025520

[22] The Jefferson Lab PVDIS Collaboration: D. Wang et al.,
Measurement of parity violation in electron-quark scattering,
Nature 506, 67–70 (2014)
DOI: 10.1038/nature12964

[23] Jens Erler and Shufang Su,
The Weak Neutral Current,
Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 71, 119–149 (2013)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ppnp.2013.03.004

[24] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics,
in the Review of Particle Physics: Phys. Rev. D 86, 010001 (2012)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.86.010001

[25] Leo Bellantoni, Jens Erler, Jonathan J. Heckman and Enrique Ramirez-Homs,
Masses of a Fourth Generation with Two Higgs Doublets,
Phys. Rev. D 86, 034022 (2012)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.86.034022

[26] Sky Bauman, Jens Erler and Michael Ramsey-Musolf,
Charged Current Universality and the MSSM,
Phys. Rev. D 87, 035012 (2013)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.035012

[27] Jens Erler,
Weighing in on the Higgs,
arXiv:1201.0695 [hep-ph]

[28] Jens Erler, Paul Langacker, Shoaib Munir and Eduardo Rojas,
Z0 Bosons at Colliders: a Bayesian Viewpoint,
JHEP 11, 076 (2011)
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP11(2011)076

[29] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics,
in the Review of Particle Physics: J. Phys. G 37, 126–145 (2010)
DOI: 10.1088/0954-3899/37/7A/075021

[30] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Precision Constraints on Extra Fermion Generations,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 031801 (2010)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.031801

[31] Jens Erler,
Mass of the Higgs Boson in the Standard Electroweak Model,
Phys. Rev. D 81, 051301(R) (2010)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.81.051301

[32] Jens Erler, Paul Langacker, Shoaib Munir and Eduardo Rojas,
Improved Constraints on \(Z\) 0 Bosons from Electroweak Precision Data,
JHEP 08, 017 (2009)
DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2009/08/017

[33] Rathin Adhikari, Jens Erler and Ernest Ma,
Seesaw neutrino mass and new U(1) gauge symmetry,
Phys. Lett. B 672, 136–140 (2009)
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2009.01.017

[34] Jens Erler,
The Standard Model of elementary particles,
in the Encyclopedia of Applied High Energy and Particle Physics: Wiley-VCH, 119–145 (2009)
ISBN: 3527406913

[35] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics,
in the Review of Particle Physics: Phys. Lett. B 667, 125–144 (2008)
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2008.07.018

[36] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics,
in the Review of Particle Physics: J. Phys. G 33, 119–137 (2006)
DOI: 10.1088/0954-3899/33/1/001

[37] Jens Erler and Genaro Toledo S´anchez,
Upper bound on the hadronic light-by-light contribution to the muon \(g-2\),
Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 161801 (2006)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.161801

[38] Juan A. Aguilar-Saavedra et al.,
Supersymmetry parameter analysis: SPA convention and project,
Eur. Phys. J. C 46, 43–60 (2006)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s2005-02460-1

[39] Jens Erler and Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf,
Weak mixing angle at low energies,
Phys. Rev. D 72, 073003 (2005)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.72.073003

[40] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics,
in the Review of Particle Physics: Phys. Lett. B 592, 114–129 (2004)
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2004.06.001

[41] Jens Erler and Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf,
Low energy tests of the weak interaction,
Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 54, 351–442 (2005)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ppnp.2004.08.001

[42] Jens Erler, Andriy Kurylov and Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf,
Weak charge of the proton and new physics,
Phys. Rev. D 68, 016006 (2003)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.68.016006

[43] Jens Erler,
Electroweak radiative corrections to semileptonic τ decays,
Rev. Mex. Fis. 50, 200–202 (2004)

[44] Jens Erler and Mingxing Luo,
Precision determination of heavy quark masses and the strong coupling constant,
Phys. Lett. B 558, 125–131 (2003)
DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(03)00276-4

[45] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics,
in the Review of Particle Physics: Phys. Rev. D 66, 010001-98 (2002)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.66.010001

[46] Jens Erler, Paul Langacker and Tianjun Li,
\(Z-Z’\) mass hierarchy in a supersymmetric model with a secluded U(1)’-breaking sector,
Phys. Rev. D 66, 015002 (2002)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.66.015002

[47] Jens Erler and Gary Shiu,
On type II superstrings in less than four dimensions,
Phys. Lett. B 521, 114–118 (2001)
DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(01)01188-1

[48] Jens Erler,
Fundamental parameters from precision tests,
J. Phys. G 29, 49–56 (2003)
DOI: 10.1088/0954-3899/29/1/306

[49] Jens Erler and Mingxing Luo,
Hadronic loop corrections to the muon anomalous magnetic moment,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 071804 (2001)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.071804

[50] Jens Erler,
Probability density of the mass of the standard model Higgs boson,
Phys. Rev. D 63, 071301(R) (2001)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.63.071301

[51] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics,
in the Review of Particle Physics: Eur. Phys. J. C 15, 95–109 (2000)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02683406

[52] Jens Erler,
Chiral models of weak scale supersymmetry,
Nucl. Phys. B 586, 73–91 (2000)
DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00427-2

[53] Jens Erler, Sven Heinemeyer, Wolfgang Hollik, Georg Weiglein and Peter M. Zerwas,
Physics impact of GigaZ,
Phys. Lett. B 486, 125–133 (2000)
DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(00)00749-8

[54] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Indications for an extra neutral gauge boson in electroweak precision data,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 212–215 (2000)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.212

[55] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Constraints on extended neutral gauge structures,
Phys. Lett. B 456, 68–76 (1999)
DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)00457-8

[56] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Electroweak model and constraints on new physics,
in the Review of Particle Physics: Eur. Phys. J. C 3, 90–102 (1998)
DOI: 10.1007/s10052-998-0104-x

[57] Jens Erler,
Calculation of the QED coupling \(αˆ(MZ)\) in the modified minimal-subtraction scheme,
Phys. Rev. D 59, 054008 (1999)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.59.054008

[58] Jens Erler and Damien M. Pierce,
Bounds on supersymmetry from electroweak precision analysis,
Nucl. Phys. B 526, 53–80 (1998)
DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(98)00359-9

[59] Jens Erler, Jonathan L. Feng and Nir Polonsky,
Wide scalar neutrino resonance and \(b\bar b \) production at the CERN collider LEP,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 3063–3066 (1997)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.78.3063

[60] Paul Langacker and Jens Erler,
Constraints on new physics from electroweak analysis,
in the Review of Particle Physics: Phys. Rev. D 54, 103–106 (1996)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.54.1

[61] Paul Langacker and Jens Erler,
Standard model of electroweak interactions,
in the Review of Particle Physics: Phys. Rev. D 54, 85–93 (1996)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.54.1

[62] Jens Erler,
Asymmetric orbifolds and higher level models,
Nucl. Phys. B 475, 597–626 (1996)
DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(96)00305-7

[63] Jens Erler,
Four-Fermi operators in \(e^{+}e^{-}\) annihilation experiments and uncertainties in Z boson properties,
Phys. Rev. D 52, 28–36 (1995)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.52.28

[64] Jens Erler and Paul Langacker,
Implications of high precision experiments and the CDF top quark candidates,
Phys. Rev. D 52, 441–450 (1995)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.52.441

[65] Paul Langacker and Jens Erler,
Constraints on new physics from electroweak analysis,
in the Review of Particle Properties: Phys. Rev. D 50, 1312–1314 (1994)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.50.1173

[66] Paul Langacker and Jens Erler,
Standard model of electroweak interactions,
in the Review of Particle Properties: Phys. Rev. D 50, 1304–1311 (1994)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.50.1173

[67] Jens Erler,
Anomaly cancellation in six dimensions,
J. Math. Phys. 35, 1819–1833 (1994)
DOI: 10.1063/1.530885

[68] Jens Erler and Micha l Spali´nski,
Modular groups for twisted Narain models,
Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 9, 4407–4430 (1994)
DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X94001758

[69] Jens Erler and Albrecht Klemm,
Comment on the generation number in orbifold compactifications,
Commun. Math. Phys. 153, 579–604 (1993)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02096954

[70] Jens Erler, Dirk Jungnickel, Micha l Spali´nski and Stephan Stieberger,
Higher twisted sector couplings of \(Z_{N}\) orbifolds,
Nucl. Phys. B 397, 379–416 (1993)
DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90348-S

[71] Jens Erler, Dirk Jungnickel and Hans Peter Nilles,
Space duality and quantized Wilson lines,
Phys. Lett. B 276, 303–310 (1992)
DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(92)90323-V

[72] Jens Erler, Dirk Jungnickel and J¨urgen Lauer,
Dependence of Yukawa couplings on the axionic background moduli of \(Z_{N}\) orbifolds,
Phys. Rev. D 45, 3651–3668 (1992)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.45.3651

[73] Jens Erler, Dirk Jungnickel, J¨urgen Lauer and Javier Mas,
String emission from twisted sectors: Cocycle operators and modular background symmetries,
Ann. Phys. 217, 318–363 (1992)
DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(92)90155-F

[74] Yoav Achiman, Jens Erler and Wolfgang Kalau,
Fermionic mass matrices with large neutrino mixing in a GUT scenario,
Nucl. Phys. B 331, 213–243 (1990)
DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(90)90024-8