Prof. Dr. Johannes Albrecht in front of a server rack

Prof. Dr. Johannes Albrecht

ERC group leader at the chair of Experimentelle Physik 5, TU Dortmund


My research is centered around the LHCb experiment at CERN with a focus on:

  • Flavour physics and tests of fundamental symmetries in rare beauty decays
  • Development of fast tracking and trigger algorithms for the LHCb High Level Trigger
  • Development of tracking detectors

A popular introduction into the CERN and the LHC, with videos from Dortmund, can be found here.

Contact information

  • Email:
  • Room: CP-03-113
  • Phone: +49 231 755 8526
  • Office hours for students: Almost always, please contact me for an appointment


June 2020
As part of the LHCC Open Session Elena gave a full status report on behalf of the LHCb collaboration, while Basem got the opportunity to give a talk about CPV and semileptonic decays with B-hadrons at the 9th LHCP conference.

After an unplanned break due to the ongoing Corona situation Maik and Julian went down again to CERN to help with the SciFi commissioning.

February 2021
Congratulations to Niklas Nolte for successfully defending his PhD thesis.

January 2021
Congratulations to Vitalii for receiving a Humboldt Fellowship for his research on rare baryonic decays.

The new year started with the beginning of some new terms: Elena is now luminosity convener, Titus is convener for the very rare decays group and Basem stepped in as flavour tagging convener.

November 2020
Congratulations to Titus Mombächer for successfully defending his PhD thesis.

October 2020
Maik went to CERN to work on the SciFi detector comissioning. Down there he worked on the installation of the optical data fibres and on the preparation of the cable carriers for the underground installation. Due to the Corona pandemic the work had to be suspended at the end of October, but it is planned to resume in 2021.

Maik standing in front of the LHCb detector



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Additional funding for equipment has been received from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement № 714536.