Univ.-Prof. Dr. Harvey B. Meyer


Professional and scientific career

since April 2014
Professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

Junior Professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

Fellow in the Theoretical Physics Division of CERN

Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Cambridge, USA

Postdoctoral research position at M.I.T.

Postdoctoral research position at DESY, Zeuthen, Germany

D.Phil. in Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, UK

Diplome de Physique, Lausanne University, Switzerland

Resarch interests

  • Lattice field theory
  • 'Non-Equilibrium Phenomena from Euclidean QCD' (NEPhEuQCD) collaboration
  • QCD phase diagram, thermal field theory, sprectral functions
  • Hadron structure, hadronic light-by-light scattering


  • WS 2018/2019
    Numerische Algorithmen
  • SoSe 2017
    Mathematische Rechenmethoden
  • WS 2016/2017
    Höhere Quantenmechanik (Theorie 5)
  • SS 2016
    Statistische Physik (Theorie 4)
  • WS 2015/2016
    Klassische Feldtheorie (Theorie 2)
  • SS 2015
    Klassische Mechanik (Theorie 1)
  • WS 2014/2015
    Mathematische Rechenmethoden
  • WS 2013/2014
    Theoretische Physik 3, Quantenmechanik
  • SS 2013
    Theoretische Physik 5, Klassische Feldtheorie
  • WS 2012/2013
    Mathematische Rechenmethoden 1
  • SS 2012
    Mathematische Rechenmethoden 2
    Infoseminar "Die Physik Arbeitsgruppen stellen sich vor":
    Presentation of the lattice QCD group for Bachelor/Master students
  • WS 2011/2012
    Theoretische Physik 5, Klassische Feldtheorie
  • WS 2010/2011
    Einführung die Gittereichtheorie

Selected publications

Lattice calculation of the pion transition form factor \(\pi^0\to\gamma\gamma\) By Antoine Gérardin, Harvey B. Meyer, Andreas Nyffeler
arXiv:1607.08174 [hep-lat] Phys.Rev. D94 (2016) no.7, 074507

Lattice QCD calculation of hadronic light-by-light scattering
By Jeremy Green, Oleksii Gryniuk, Georg von Hippel, Harvey B. Meyer, Vladimir Pascalutsa.
arXiv:1507.01577 [hep-lat] Phys.Rev.Lett. 115 (2015) no.22, 222003

Charge transport and vector meson dissociation across the thermal phase transition in lattice QCD with two light quark flavors
By Bastian B. Brandt, Anthony Francis, Benjamin Jäger, Harvey B. Meyer
arXiv:1512.07249 [hep-lat] Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.5, 054510

The pion quasiparticle in the low-temperature phase of QCD
By Bastian B. Brandt, Anthony Francis, Harvey B. Meyer, Daniel Robaina
arXiv:1506.05732 [hep-lat] Phys.Rev. D92 (2015) no.9, 094510

Nucleon electromagnetic form factors in two-flavour QCD
By Stefano Capitani et al.
arXiv:1504.04628 [hep-lat] Phys.Rev. D92 (2015) no.5, 054511

Lattice QCD and the Timelike Pion Form Factor
By Harvey B. Meyer
arXiv:1105.1892 [hep-lat] Phys.Rev.Lett. 107 (2011) 072002

Transport Properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma: A Lattice QCD Perspective
By Harvey B. Meyer
arXiv:1104.3708 [hep-lat] Eur.Phys.J. A47 (2011) 86

General Public

The Higgs boson and the origin of the electron mass
By Harvey B. Meyer
PDF document (1 MB), Nov. 28, 2013