Dr. Julia Harz

Emmy Noether Junior Research Group

​​​​​​Baryogenesis, Dark Matter and Neutrinos: Comprehensive analyses and accurate methods in particle cosmology

Theoretical Physics of the Early Universe, Prof. Björn Garbrecht (T70)

Academic Career and Research Areas

Dr. Julia Harz studied within the elite study program FOKUS Physics at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg and received her Ms. Sc. hon. degree in 2010. She continued her graduate studies at the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) / University of Hamburg, where she obtained her PhD in 2013. She gained international research experience as postdoc at the University College in London (2013-2015) and as fellow of the Institute Lagrange de Paris at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Énergies (LPTHE) in Paris (2015-2018). Since 2018, she leads her own DFG Emmy Noether Junior Research group at the Technical University of Munich.

The research of Dr. Julia Harz (b. 1985) is driven by the fundamental questions of theoretical astroparticle  physics. It aims to make progress in the quest of uncovering the origin of the baryon asymmetry of our Universe, the nature of dark matter and the mechanism that generates neutrino masses. Her group devises new methods to test different models with complementary experiments, improves the precision of theoretical calculations and develops new approaches that explain the aforementioned three phenomena.


    •    Emmy Noether Young Investigator Group (2018-
    •    Fellowship of the Institute Lagrange de Paris (2015-2018)
    •    Doctoral Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (2012-2013)
    •    Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (2008-2010)
    •    Scholarship of the Max Weber-Program of the state of  Bavaria (2005-2010)

    Key Publications (alle Publikationen)

    •    Harz J. Petraki P.: „Higgs Enhancement for the Dark Matter Relic Density“. Phys. Rev. D97 (2018) no.7, 075041.


    •    Deppisch F.F., Harz J., Hirsch M., Huang W.-Ch., Päs H.: „Falsifying High-Scale Baryogenesis with Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and Lepton Flavor Violation“. Phys. Rev. D92 (2015) no.3, 036005.


    •    Harz J., Herrmann B., Klasen M., Kovarik K.: „One-loop corrections to neutralino-stop coannihilation revisited“. Phys. Rev. D91 (2015) no.3, 034028.


    •    Deppisch F. F., Harz J., Hirsch M.: „Falsifying High-Scale Leptogenesis at the LHC“. Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 (2014) 221601.


    •    Harz J., Herrmann B., Klasen M., Kovarik K., Le Boulc'h Q.: „Neutralino-stop coannihilation into electroweak gauge and Higgs bosons at one loop“. Phys. Rev. D. 87 (2013) no.5: 054031.