Dr Nikolas Kauer

Personal profile

I am a theoretical particle physicist (publications, INSPIRE profile, convener, talks).  Contact information: http://theory.pp.rhul.ac.uk/kauer/   Pioneering work: Identified a substantial off-shell high-mass Higgs signal contribution for light Higgs boson masses → Off-shell Higgs Physics, JHEP 1208 (2012) 116 [arXiv:1206.4803].

Research interests

  • Analytical and numerical computations of high-energy scattering amplitudes
  • Phenomenological applications
  • Quantum field theoretical methods
  • Off-shell Higgs Physics


I teach PH3130 Advanced Classical Physics and PH3150 Further Mathematical Methods and 1st- and 2nd-year tutorials. At the postgraduate level, I teach the course Hadron Collider Physics as part of the NExT Graduate School.  I supervise postgraduate and undergraduate project work (PhD, EuroMasters, PH3010, PH3110, PH4100, PH4110, summer internships) and act as student personal advisor. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Other work

I am the Deputy Chair of the NExT Institute Steering Committee.  In the Physics Department, I serve as Third Year Tutor, Third Year Teaching Team Leader, Particle Theory Representative on the Research and Resources Committee, Departmental Board Secretary, contribute to outreach activities (Particle Physics Masterclass and Theoretical Physics Taster Day) and organised the seminar programme of the Centre for Particle Physics from 2011-2015.  I contribute as journal referee and research proposal reviewer.  Occasionally, I (co-)organise workshops and meetings at Royal Holloway and elsewhere, for instance the Fifth NExT PhD Workshop: Higgs and Beyond (8-11 June 2015) and the Theory Experiment Interplay at the LHC Workshop (8-9 April 2010).

Educational background

Before joining RHUL I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh, RWTH Aachen University and the University of Würzburg. I received my PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001 after receiving my undergraduate training at the Technical University of Munich.

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