High award for physicist of the TUM

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Andrzej J. Buras, theoretical physicist and emeritus of excellence of the Techni

Andrzej J. Buras, theoretical physicist and emeritus of excellence of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Image: A. Battenberg / TUM

Andrzej J. Buras receives Max Planck Medal of the DPG

High award for physicist of the TUM

For his outstanding contributions to applied quantum field theory of fundamental interactions, especially in the field of flavor physics and quantum chromodynamics, Andrzej J. Buras, theoretical physicist and emeritus of excellence of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), receives the Max Planck Medal awarded by the German Physical Society (DPG).

In the scientific community, Andrzej J. Buras is internationally recognized for his outstanding contributions to the applied quantum field theory of fundamental interactions, especially to the phenomenology of the Standard Model of particle physics. Of particular influence were his work on the asymmetry between matter and antimatter and the quantitative effects of the strong interaction in weak and rare decays bound by quark-antiquark pairs.

Andrzej J. Buras studied physics in Warsaw. He received his doctorate in 1972 at the Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen). Post-doctoral studies at CERN (Geneva), Fermilab (Chicago) and SLAC (Stanford University) were followed by a position at the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich. In 1988 he was appointed to the Department of Theoretical Particle Physics at the Physics Department of the Technical University of Munich.

After his retirement in 2012, he continued his research there and at the TUM Institute for Advanced Study as TUM Emeritus of Excellence, supported by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.

The Max Planck Medal is the DPG ’s highest honor for outstanding achievements in the field of theoretical physics. It will be presented to the award winner in March 2020 during the DPG Annual Meeting in Bonn. With the award to Andrzej Buras, the Max Planck Medal now goes to a physicist at the Technical University of Munich for the third time in the last four years.


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