Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG)
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Ulrik Günther is a PhD student in the MOSAIC group since April 2014. Ulrik was born in Dresden, Germany, in 1987.
Ulrik studied physics at the TU Dresden. In parallel to his studies, he worked as an intern at CyberTechnologies , a supplier of contactless laser-based 3D measurement systems, on improving noise-reduction algorithms.
In spring 2013, Ulrik graduated with a Diploma degree in Physics, majoring in elementary particle phenomenology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dominik Stöckinger. His Diploma thesis was entitled “Automatic Calculation of Graviton Contributions and Hadronic Light-by-Light Scattering Contributions by Spin-2 Mesons to the Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment”.
In his Diploma thesis, Ulrik developed an automated framework for calculating the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon (g-2) in models with additional spatial dimensions. This framework is also easily adaptable to other models. He also developed a new approach for tackling inherently hard-to-handle low-energy Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) contributions to the (g-2), based on the AdS/CFT conjecture.
In his spare time, Ulrik contributes to several open-source software projects and takes part in scientific outreach activities, such as science slams.
In the MOSAIC Group, Ulrik is researching real-time 3D rendering algorithms for particle data and the use of virtual reality. He is also collaborating with the groups of Pavel Tomancak and Raimund Dachselt to develop natural user interfaces toward intuitive data handling.