Luc Schnell

High Energy Physics Master Student

I am a high energy physics master student at ETH Zurich and École Polytechnique.
My main interest is theoretical particle physics, in particular BSM model building. Momentarily I focus on scalar leptoquarks, hypothetical particles that arise in Grand Unified Theories (GUTs). In projects at CERN and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), I was able to gain experience on the experimental front as well.

1997 YEAR OF BIRTH
SWITZERLAND NATIONALITY
GERMAN (NATIVE), ENGLISH (C2), FRENCH (C1) LANGUAGE

Research

2020

Scalar Leptoquark Feynman Rules

Prof. Crivellin theory group, PSI

Semester Thesis

2019

Acceleration Cage for Atomic Electron Detection in Cold Muonium Antimatter Gravity Experiment (PDF)

Muonic physics group, PSI

Semester Thesis

2018

Design of an Automated Aging Analysis for the Motherboards in the CMS ECAL (PDF)

Prof. Dissertori group, CERN

Semester Thesis

2014

Modeling and Fabrication of a Multilayer Stack for a Nanoparticle-Enhanced UV Filter (PDF)

Prof. Kimerling group, MIT

Matura Thesis

My studies and research are supported by the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme of ETH Zurich, for which I am very grateful.

Other Projects

2019

Assessing the effectiveness of in-situ active warming combined with open top chambers to study plant responses to climate change (Paper)

Disturbance ecology group, WSL

Swiss Civilian Service

2018

Improvement of a Cloud Detection Algorithm based on All-Sky Infrared Images (PDF)

Prof. Harra group, PMOD/WRC

Swiss Civilian Service

2018

Numerical Model for the Tissue Ablation by an Excimer Laser (PDF)

R&D-Department, Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG

Internship

Extracurriculars

Swiss Physics Olympiad

Member of committee, part of the editorial team. Supporting the national competition.

Research Science Institute

Alumni. Organizing the participation of the Swiss candidate in the Research Science Intitute at MIT.

Youth Debate

Alumni, member of jury. Supporting the national competition.

Fencing

Passionate fencer since five years.

Contact

Skype
luc.schnell