Hi, my name is Simon May. I’m doing research in theoretical astro- and particle physics, mainly driven by one question: What is dark matter?
I obtained my master’s degree in physics in 2018 at WWU Münster (Germany), where I wrote my master’s thesis Minimal dark matter models with radiative neutrino masses: From Lagrangians to observables. My advisor was Michael Klasen. As a result, I won the Infineon Master Award for the best master’s thesis of the year within WWU Münster’s Department of Physics. I spent one year at Lund University (Sweden) during my master’s program as part of the EU Erasmus exchange program.
My bachelor’s thesis was on Properties of supersymmetric top quark pair-production at hadron colliders, with Anna Kulesza as my advisor.
Here is a chronological list of scientific talks which I have given.
- Cosmological fuzzy dark matter simulations in large(r) volumes.
Dark Matter Day: Mini-Workshop on Dark Matter (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany), 30th October 2020.
- Cosmological simulations of structure formation with fuzzy dark matter.
MPA Institute Seminar (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany), 21st September 2020.
- Cosmological fuzzy dark matter simulations: differences to cold dark matter.
9th IMPRS Student Symposium (Garching, Germany), 31st July 2020.
- Challenges and limitations of fuzzy dark matter simulations.
Galaxies & Simulations meeting (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany), 6th May 2020.
- Challenges of cosmological fuzzy dark matter simulations.
Munich/Garching Dark Matter Meeting (Munich, Germany), 29th January 2020.
- Triplet scalar and singlet–doublet fermion dark matter in a radiative model of neutrino masses.
DPG spring meeting 2019 (Aachen, Germany), 27th March 2019.
- Singlet–doublet/triplet dark matter and neutrino masses.
54th Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories (La Thuile, Italy), 20th March 2019.
- Fuzzy dark matter.
Workshop on “Computational Cosmology” (Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands), 6th December 2018.
- Minimal dark matter models with radiative neutrino masses: From Lagrangians to observables.
Research seminar on quantum field theory (Institute of Theoretical Physics, WWU Münster, Germany), 25th June 2018.
- Minimal extensions of the Standard Model explaining dark matter and neutrino masses.
Research seminar on quantum field theory (Institute of Theoretical Physics, WWU Münster), 27th November 2017.