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Prof. Dr. Andrzej J. Buras


Theoretical Physics IV
Professor emeritus since April 1, 2012



Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Buras (b. 1946) conducts research on applied quantum field theory with the objective of constructing a flavor theory (different types of quarks and leptons). In this connection, he studies various extensions to the standard model of elementary particle physics, with a focus on the flavor-changing decay of mesons and violation of CP symmetry.   
After studying physics at Warsaw University, he received a doctorate at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen (1972). After a three-year term at the Niels Bohr Institute, a two-year term as a fellow at CERN in Geneva and a five-year period at Fermilab in Chicago, where he was appointed to a permanent position in 1981, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Physics (Munich) in 1982. He has been a full professor in the physics department of TUM since 1988. He is one of the most cited elementary particle theoreticians in Europe (SPIRES), with 250 scientific publications and Hirsch indices (2016) of 95 (SPIRES) and 69 (ISI).


    • Internationales Mitglied der Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), Warschau (2013)
    • ERC Advanced Grant des European Research Council (2010)
    • Ordentliches Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie für Wissenschaften (2010)
    • Carl von Linde Fellow am TUM Institute for Advanced Study (2008-2011)
    • Smoluchowski-Warburg Medaille der Deutschen und Polnischen Physikalischen Gesellschaften (2007)

    Key Publications

    Altmannshofer W,  Buras  AJ, Gori S, Paradisi P, Straub D: „Anatomy and Phenomenology of FCNC and CPV Effects in SUSY Theories“. Nucl. Phys. 2010; B 830: 17-94.


    Buras AJ: “Weak Hamiltonian, CP violation and rare decays”. Les Houches, Lectures 1997.


    Buchalla G, Buras AJ, Lautenbacher ME: “Weak decays beyond leading logarithms”. Rev. Mod. Phys. 1996; 68: 1125-1144.


    Bardeen WA, Buras AJ, Duke D, Muta T: “Deep Inelastic scattering beyond the leading order in asymptotic free gauge theories”. Phys. Rev. 1987; D 18:3998-4017.


    Buras AJ, Girrbach J: "Towards the Identification of New Physics through Quark Flavour Violating Processes". Reports on Progress in Physics. 2014; 77(8).