Prof. Dr. Mikhail Mikhasenko

Prof. Dr. Mikhail Mikhasenko

Experimental physics, especially hadron physics

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Phone: +49 234 32 12275




Our research group is engaged in the field of hadron spectroscopy, focusing on understanding the complex interactions and configurations of particles constituted by quarks and gluons. We navigate the complex terrain between nuclear and particle physics, meticulously exploring the vast spectrum of the hadronic world with a primary emphasis on exotic multiquark configurations such as pentaquarks, tetraquarks, elusive glueballs, and hybrids. Our investigations also probe into scenarios where hadrons simultaneously exhibit properties characteristic of both atomic structures and quark-gluon states.

As a member of the LHCb collaboration, our group covers a broad range of activities, encompassing the operation of the LHCb experiment at CERN, maintenance and operation of the Scintillating Fiber detector, work on particle-collision event reconstruction, extraction of reaction-specific data samples, and advanced data analysis. Our engagement also extends to valuable collaborative ties with the light-meson spectroscopy community, where we actively contribute to the data analysis of the COMPASS experiment. The profound cross-field connections between heavy and light flavor physics enable us to traverse a spectrum of hadron phenomena, enriching our understanding and capabilities in particle physics research.

 In addition, our group excels in bridging theory and experiment, seamlessly integrating models with experimental data to deepen our understanding of hadronic matter. We maintain robust partnerships with experimental and theoretical groups nationally and internationally, ensuring a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to our work in exploring the hadronic world.

The person


2007 -2011 Bachelor of Science (Physics)
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Russia
2011 - 2013 Master of Science (Physics)
Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, Russia
2014 - 2019 PhD (Physics)
Helmholtz Institute for Radiation and Nuclear Physics (University of Bonn), Germany

Professional career

2010 - 2011 Technician, Institute for High Energy Physics, Protvino, Russia
2011 - 2013 Engineer, Institute for High Energy Physics, Protvino, Russia
2013 -2014 Research associate, Institute for High Energy Physics, Protvino, Russia
2014 -2019 PhD program, Researcher, Helmholtz Institute for Radiation and Nuclear
Physics, University of Bonn, Germany
2019 -2021 Research Fellow, CERN, Switzerland
2021 - 2023 Research Fellow, ORIGINS Excellence Cluster, Germany
since 2023 Experimental Physics Professor, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Memberships and commitment

since 2014 Member of the COMPASS collaboration
since 2015 Member of Joint Physics Analysis Center, Interface to experimental analyses for the Jefferson Lab theory group.
since 2019 Member of the LHCb collaboration
since 2019 Member of Particle Data Group
Review and encodings for unstable mesons
2022 - 2024 COMPASS working-group coordinator
Hadron specroscopy
2022 - 2024 LHCb working-group coordinator
Decays and properties of charm hadrons

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