Thomas Kittelmann

Detector Scientist

Current Projects and Collaborations

  • Lead coding and simulation efforts of ESS Detector Group.
  • Lead developer and coordinator of best-practices in-house framework for collaborative scientific coding, in which a major component is flexible modularised Geant4-based Monte Carlo simulations.
  • Ensure the framework facilitates development and design of detectors and shielding, which includes extending Geant4 functionality as needed for neutrons (for instance with the NXSG4 extension, as well as a plethora of other extensions available in-house) as well as providing solutions and tools for advanced data analysis and parameter.
  • Provide direct simulation support for specific detector designs and training and documentation for framework users.
  • Group liaison to IT, ICS and DMSC.

Career History

  • 2014 -present¬† Researcher in Neutron Detection, ESS, Sweden
  • 2012 - Post Doc in Neutron Detection, ESS, Sweden
  • 2007 - Post Doc in ATLAS computing, University of Pittsburgh-CERN
  • 2007 - PhD in Physics on the ATLAS experiment, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark
  • 2003 - Master thesis at the BaBar experiment, SLAC, UC Berkeley, California
  • 2000 - ¬†B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics, University of Copenhagen