’Scientific curiosity is what drives me’

Christian Weinheimer is in search of dark matter and the mass of neutrinos

Christian Weinheimer works at the Institute of Nuclear Physics as an astropartic
Christian Weinheimer works at the Institute of Nuclear Physics as an astroparticle physicist. © Münster University - MünsterView
Christian Weinheimer sees his job as a university professor as having something of the football coach. Just as such a coach gets the best out of his team, so Weinheimer supports and motivates the young people in his team. Of course, the Weinheimer working group doesn’t aim at top-level sporting achievements - but it does seek to be among the best in research worldwide. "I’m very proud of my team," says the astroparticle physicist. So far, the group has produced 33 doctorates, and many of them have embarked on an academic career. Some are now professors themselves, heading a team of their own. ...
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