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

Grants and Awards

2018 ERC Consolidator Grant
Strong-interaction matter coupled to electroweak probes and dark matter candidates (SIMDAMA)

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


  • SoSe 2020
    Theoretische Physik 5: Höhere Quantenmechanik
  • SoSe 2019
    Numerische Algorithmen
  • WiSe 2018/2019
    Numerische Algorithmen
  • SoSe 2018
    Klassische Elektrodynamik (Theorie 2)
  • WiSe 2017/2018
    Klassische Mechanik (Theorie 1)
  • SoSe 2017
    Mathematische Rechenmethoden
  • WiSe 2016/2017
    Höhere Quantenmechanik (Theorie 5)
  • SoSe 2016
    Statistische Physik (Theorie 4)
  • WiSe 2015/2016
    Klassische Feldtheorie (Theorie 2)
  • SoSe 2015
    Klassische Mechanik (Theorie 1)
  • WiSe 2014/2015
    Mathematische Rechenmethoden
  • SoSe 2014
    Höhere Quantenmechanik und Quantenfeldtheorie (Theorie 6)
  • WiSe 2013/2014
    Theoretische Physik 3, Quantenmechanik
  • SoSe 2013
    Theoretische Physik 5, Klassische Feldtheorie
  • WiSe 2012/2013
    Mathematische Rechenmethoden 1
  • SoSe 2012
    Mathematische Rechenmethoden 2
    Infoseminar "Die Physik Arbeitsgruppen stellen sich vor":
    Presentation of the lattice QCD group for Bachelor/Master students
  • WiSe 2011/2012
    Theoretische Physik 5, Klassische Feldtheorie
  • WiSe 2010/2011
    Einführung die Gittereichtheorie

Selected publications

Hadronic light-by-light contribution to \( (g-2)_\mu\) from lattice QCD with SU(3) flavor symmetry
E.H. Chao, A. Gerardin, J.R.Green, R.J. Hudspith and H.B. Meyer
Eur. Phys. J. C (2020) no.9, 869
arXiv:2006.16224 [hep-lat]

The anomalous magnetic moment of the muon in the Standard Model
T. Aoyama, N. Asmussen, M. Benayoun, J. Bijnens, T. Blum, M. Bruno, I.
Caprini, C. M. Carloni Calame, M. Ce and G. Colangelo, et al.
arXiv:2006.04822 [hep-ph] accepted in Phys. Rept.

The rate of photon production in the quark-gluon plasma from lattice QCD
M. Cè, T. Harris, H. B. Meyer, A. Steinberg and A. Toniato
arXiv:2001.03368 [hep-lat]

Lattice QCD estimate of the quark-gluon plasma photon emission rate
B. B. Brandt, M. Cè, A. Francis, T. Harris, H. B. Meyer, A. Steinberg and A. Toniato
PoS LATTICE2019 (2019), 225
arXiv:1912.00292 [hep-lat]

Developments in the position-space approach to the HLbL contribution to the muon \((g-2)\) on the lattice
N. Asmussen, E. H. Chao, A. Gérardin, J. R. Green, R. J. Hudspith, H. B. Meyer and A. Nyffeler
LATTICE2019 (2019), 195
arXiv:1911.05573 [hep-lat]

Lattice calculation of the pion transition form factor with \(N_f=2+1\)Wilson quarks
By Antoine Gérardin, Harvey B. Meyer, Andreas Nyffeler
arXiv:1903.09471 [hep-lat]
Phys. Rev. D 100, 034520 (2019)

Lattice QCD and the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon
By Harvey B. Meyer, Hartmut Wittig
Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 104 (2019) 46-96
doi: 10.1016/j.ppnp.2018.09.001
arXiv:1807.09370 [hep-lat]

Iso-vector axial form factors of the nucleon in two-flavour lattice QCD By Stefano Capitani et al..
By Harvey B. Meyer, Hartmut Wittig
arXiv:1705.06186 [hep-lat]
Int.J.Mod.Phys. A34 (2019) no.02, 1950009

Euclidean correlators at imaginary spatial momentum and their relation to the thermal photon emission rate
By Harvey B. Meyer
arXiv:1807.00781 [hep-lat] Eur.Phys.J. A54 (2018) no.11, 192

Hadronic light-by-light scattering amplitudes from lattice QCD versus dispersive sum rules
By Antoine Gérardin, Jeremy Green, Oleksii Gryniuk, Georg von Hippel, Harvey B. Meyer, Vladimir Pascalutsa, Hartmut Wittig
arXiv:1712.00421 [hep-lat] Phys.Rev. D98 (2018) no.7, 074501

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

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

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

Hadronic light-by-light contribution to \( (g-2)_\mu\) near the SU(3)-flavor-symmetric point
En-Hung Chao Asia-Pacific Symposium for Lattice Field Theory (APLAT 2020), 4-7 August 2020

Lattice QCD and the photon emission rate of the quark-gluon Plasma
Harvey B. Meyer EMMI Physics Day, GSI, Darmstadt, 19 November 2019

Pion-nucleon sigma term from lattice QCD
Andria Agadjanov RDP Seventh Autumn PhD School & Workshop, Tblisi, 26 Sep. 2019

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