Prof. Dr. Elisa Resconi



Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Resconi's research lies at the crossroads of particle physics and astrophysics. Neutrinos, the most abundant matter particles of our universe, form the central focus of her work. Cosmic neutrinos, as new astrophysical messengers, open a new window onto the universe and the observation of its most energetic, hence violent, regions. They allow us to explore phenomena in cosmic accelerators and collapsing stars that would be otherwise inaccessible.
Prof. Resconi studied at the Università degli Studi di Milano and Genova. After completing her dissertation on solar neutrinos at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, she relocated to Germany on a Marie Curie Fellowship (DESY-Zeuthen). From 2005 to 2010, she headed an Emmy Noether junior research group based at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg. In 2012, she was appointed to the Professorship for Experimental Physics with Cosmic Particles at TUM. In 2018, she was awarded a Liesel Beckmann Distinguished Professorship.


  • Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Medal (2017)
  • Max Planck Fellow (2017)
  • Heisenberg Professorship (2012)
  • Emmy Noether Junior Research Group (2005)
  • Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (2002)

Padovani P, Giommi P, Resconi E: "Dissecting the region around IceCube-170922A: the blazar TXS0506+056 as the first cosmic neutrino source". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2018; 480(1): 192-203.


The IceCube Collaboration (M.G. Aartsen et al.): "Neutrino emission from the direction of the blazar TXS0506+056 prior to the IceCube-170922A alert". Science. 2018. 361(6398): 147-151.


Padovani P, Resconi E: "Are both BL Lacs and pulsar wind nebulae the astrophysical counterparts of IceCube neutrino events?". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2014; 443(1): 474-484.


The IceCube Collaboration (M.G. Aartsen et al.): "Measurement of Atmospheric Neutrino Oscillations with IceCube". Physical Review Letters. 2018; 111(8): 081801.


Schönert S, Gaisser TK, Resconi E, Schulz O: "Vetoing atmospheric neutrinos in a high energy neutrino telescope". Physical Review D. 2009; 79: 043009.