Joachim Kopp

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Joachim Kopp is a staff scientist at CERN and an Associate Professor for Theoretical Particle Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Heidelberg, working with Manfred Lindner. He then moved to Fermilab as a Research Associate, before returning to Heidelberg as leader of an Otto Hahn Junior Research Group in 2012. He joined Mainz University in 2014 and CERN in 2018. His research is centered around the physics of neutrinos and dark matter, both in laboratory experiments and in the early Universe. For more information about his research, visit


The Plot Thickens for a Fourth Neutrino

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