PD Dr. Stefan Gieseke
I have studied physics at the University of Bremen, where I also received my Diploma in 1998, working on Monte Carlo simulations of Heavy Ion Collisions. I moved into Elementary Particle Physics at the University of Hamburg/DESY, where I studied perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics in the High Energy limit. After I received my PhD in 2001, I moved to the University of Cambridge where I began working on the rewrite of the Monte Carlo event generator Herwig from the very beginning. This remained my main research topic also when I moved to the University of Karlsruhe in 2004, where I later headed a Young Investigator Group on Monte Carlo Development and where I am now, after a year at CERN in 2007, a permanent staff member at the KIT.