My scientific activity centres on investigations of magnetic interactions in intermetallic compounds containing either rare earth (magnetic 4f electrons) or actinide (magnetic 5f electrons) elements. Those compounds show a great variety of magnetic properties such as ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic order, mixed valence or heavy fermion behaviour, which may result in a superconducting or insulation groundstate. I mainly used inelastic neutron scattering techniques for these investigations, especially for the study of the interplay of magnetism and superconductivity in unconventional superconductors. But I also performed neutron diffraction investigations, transport and magnetisation measurements as well as synchrotron radiation experiments on various samples including thin films. Due to my long-standing collaboration with colleagues from the Institute of transuranium elements (Karlsruhe, Germany), MPI-CPfS (Dresden, Germany), Univ. Wien (Vienna, Austria) and TU Dresden (Germany) I had the pleasure to act as local supervisor for several PhD students. Those collaborations allow me to combine my microscopic investigations with laboratory measurements.
- Electronic ground state of PuCoGa5 as probed by polarised neutrons A. Hiess, A. Stunault, E. Colineau, J. Rebizant, F. Wastin, R. Caciuffo, G. H. Lander; Physical Review Letters (2008) 076403
- since 2012 Honorary Professor at Niels-Bohr Institute, University Copenhagen, Denmark.
- since 2011 European Spallation Source ERIC, Scientific Activities Division Head, Lund, Sweden.
- 2009 Habilitation and nomination as “Privatdozent”, TU Dresden, Germany.
- 2003 - 2004 Visiting scientist at IFP, TU Dresden and MPI-CpfS, Dresden, Germany.
- 1997 - 2011 Scientist at the Institut Laue - Langevin, Grenoble, France:
- 1996 Postdoctoral research project at LEPES, CNRS-Grenoble, France.
- 1996 Ph.D. thesis, TU Darmstadt, Germany,
- 1993 "Diplom Physik" (master) and "1. Staatsexamen Physik und Mathematik", TU Darmstadt, Germany