Dr Michael Schmidt

A28 - Physics Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61-2 9351 3810

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Biographical details

Dr. Michael Schmidt obtained his PhD from the TU München under the supervision of Prof. Manfred Lindner in 2008. After two postdocs at the IPPP at Durham University in the UK and the University of Melbourne, he joined the Physics Department as a Lecturer in 2014.

Research interests

Dr. Michael Schmidt is a theoretical particle physicists working on physics beyond the Standard Model and astro-particle physics.

He has mainly worked on models of neutrino mass generation both in the context of grand unified theories and radiative neutrino mass models. He studied possible flavour symmetries which might explain the leptonic mixing as well as the renormalization group evolution of leptonic mixing angles and neutrino masses. Apart from that he worked on models adressing the question why the electroweak scale is so much lighter than the scale of grand unification or the Planck scale, which is commonly known as the hierarchy problem. This includes scale-invariant models and the next-to minimal supersymmetric Standard Model, particularly in the framework of lambda-SUSY which naturally explains the Higgs mass of 125 GeV in the context of minimal supersymmetric theories.

Currently his research activities are focused on lepton flavour physics, dark matter and supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Cosmological implications of the Higgs boson Cyril Oscar LAGGER

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Cai, Y., Schmidt, M. (2016). A case study of the sensitivity to LFV operators with precision measurements and the LHC. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2016 (2), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Adulpravitchai, A., Schmidt, M. (2015). A fresh look at keV sterile neutrino dark matter from frozen-in scalars. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015 (1), 1-22. [More Information]
  • Samanta, A., Latimer, D., Schmidt, M. (2015). Editorial: Through neutrino eyes: The search for new physics. Advances in High Energy Physics, 2015, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Adulpravitchai, A., Schmidt, M. (2015). Sterile neutrino dark matter production in the neutrino-phillic two Higgs doublet model. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015 (12), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Ghergetta, T., von Harling, B., Medina, A., Schmidt, M., Trott, T. (2015). SUSY implications from WIMP annihilation into scalars at the Galactic Center. Physical Review D, 91(10), 105004-1-105004-28. [More Information]
  • Cai, Y., Clarke, J., Schmidt, M., Volkas, R. (2015). Testing radiative neutrino mass models at the LHC. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015 (2), 1-39. [More Information]
  • Ballett, P., King, S., Luhn, C., Pascoli, S., Schmidt, M. (2014). Testing atmospheric mixing sum rules at precision neutrino facilities. Physical Review D, 89(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Ballett, P., King, S., Luhn, C., Pascoli, S., Schmidt, M. (2014). Testing solar lepton mixing sum rules in neutrino oscillation experiments. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014 (12), 1-27. [More Information]
  • Gherghetta, T., von Harling, B., Medina, A., Schmidt, M. (2014). The price of being SM-like in SUSY. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014 (4), 1-34. [More Information]
  • Holthausen, M., Lindner, M., Schmidt, M. (2013). CP and Discrete Flavour Symmetries. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 4, 1-31. [More Information]
  • Holthausen, M., Lindner, M., Schmidt, M. (2013). Lepton flavor at the electroweak scale: A complete A4 model. Physical Review D, 87(3). [More Information]
  • Farzan, Y., Pascoli, S., Schmidt, M. (2013). Recipes and ingredients for neutrino mass at loop level. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013 (3). [More Information]
  • Antusch, S., Holthausen, M., Schmidt, M., Spinrath, M. (2013). Solving the strong CP problem with discrete symmetries and the right unitarity triangle. Nuclear Physics B, 877(3), 752-771. [More Information]
  • Angel, P., Cai, Y., Rodd, N., Schmidt, M., Volkas, R. (2013). Testable two-loop radiative neutrino mass model based on an LLQd cQdc effective operator. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013 (10). [More Information]
  • Gherghetta, T., von Harling, B., Medina, A., Schmidt, M. (2013). The scale-invariant NMSSM and the 126 GeV Higgs boson. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013 (2). [More Information]
  • Holthausen, M., Schmidt, M. (2012). Natural vacuum alignment from group theory: The minimal case. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012 (1). [More Information]
  • Schmidt, M., Smirnov, A. (2012). Neutrino masses and a fourth generation of fermions. Nuclear Physics B, 857(1), 1-27. [More Information]
  • Schmidt, M. (2012). Renormalization Group Evolution in the Type i+ II Seesaw Model. Physical Review D, 85, 1-2.
  • Adulpravitchai, A., Schmidt, M. (2011). Flavored orbifold GUT - An SO(10) × S4 model. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2011 (1). [More Information]
  • Ray, S., Rodejohann, W., Schmidt, M. (2011). Lower bounds on the smallest lepton mixing angle. Physical Review D, 83(3). [More Information]
  • Farzan, Y., Pascoli, S., Schmidt, M. (2010). AMEND: A model explaining neutrino masses and dark matter testable at the LHC and MEG. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2010 (10). [More Information]
  • Holthausen, M., Lindner, M., Schmidt, M. (2010). Radiative symmetry breaking of the minimal left-right symmetric model. Physical Review D, 82(5). [More Information]
  • Hagedorn, C., Schmidt, M., Smirnov, A. (2009). Lepton mixing and cancellation of the Dirac mass hierarchy in SO(10) GUTs with flavor symmetries T7 and Σ(81). Physical Review D, 79(3). [More Information]

2016

  • Cai, Y., Schmidt, M. (2016). A case study of the sensitivity to LFV operators with precision measurements and the LHC. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2016 (2), 1-25. [More Information]

2015

  • Adulpravitchai, A., Schmidt, M. (2015). A fresh look at keV sterile neutrino dark matter from frozen-in scalars. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015 (1), 1-22. [More Information]
  • Samanta, A., Latimer, D., Schmidt, M. (2015). Editorial: Through neutrino eyes: The search for new physics. Advances in High Energy Physics, 2015, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Adulpravitchai, A., Schmidt, M. (2015). Sterile neutrino dark matter production in the neutrino-phillic two Higgs doublet model. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015 (12), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Ghergetta, T., von Harling, B., Medina, A., Schmidt, M., Trott, T. (2015). SUSY implications from WIMP annihilation into scalars at the Galactic Center. Physical Review D, 91(10), 105004-1-105004-28. [More Information]
  • Cai, Y., Clarke, J., Schmidt, M., Volkas, R. (2015). Testing radiative neutrino mass models at the LHC. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015 (2), 1-39. [More Information]

2014

  • Ballett, P., King, S., Luhn, C., Pascoli, S., Schmidt, M. (2014). Testing atmospheric mixing sum rules at precision neutrino facilities. Physical Review D, 89(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Ballett, P., King, S., Luhn, C., Pascoli, S., Schmidt, M. (2014). Testing solar lepton mixing sum rules in neutrino oscillation experiments. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014 (12), 1-27. [More Information]
  • Gherghetta, T., von Harling, B., Medina, A., Schmidt, M. (2014). The price of being SM-like in SUSY. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014 (4), 1-34. [More Information]

2013

  • Holthausen, M., Lindner, M., Schmidt, M. (2013). CP and Discrete Flavour Symmetries. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 4, 1-31. [More Information]
  • Holthausen, M., Lindner, M., Schmidt, M. (2013). Lepton flavor at the electroweak scale: A complete A4 model. Physical Review D, 87(3). [More Information]
  • Farzan, Y., Pascoli, S., Schmidt, M. (2013). Recipes and ingredients for neutrino mass at loop level. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013 (3). [More Information]
  • Antusch, S., Holthausen, M., Schmidt, M., Spinrath, M. (2013). Solving the strong CP problem with discrete symmetries and the right unitarity triangle. Nuclear Physics B, 877(3), 752-771. [More Information]
  • Angel, P., Cai, Y., Rodd, N., Schmidt, M., Volkas, R. (2013). Testable two-loop radiative neutrino mass model based on an LLQd cQdc effective operator. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013 (10). [More Information]
  • Gherghetta, T., von Harling, B., Medina, A., Schmidt, M. (2013). The scale-invariant NMSSM and the 126 GeV Higgs boson. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013 (2). [More Information]

2012

  • Holthausen, M., Schmidt, M. (2012). Natural vacuum alignment from group theory: The minimal case. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012 (1). [More Information]
  • Schmidt, M., Smirnov, A. (2012). Neutrino masses and a fourth generation of fermions. Nuclear Physics B, 857(1), 1-27. [More Information]
  • Schmidt, M. (2012). Renormalization Group Evolution in the Type i+ II Seesaw Model. Physical Review D, 85, 1-2.

2011

  • Adulpravitchai, A., Schmidt, M. (2011). Flavored orbifold GUT - An SO(10) × S4 model. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2011 (1). [More Information]
  • Ray, S., Rodejohann, W., Schmidt, M. (2011). Lower bounds on the smallest lepton mixing angle. Physical Review D, 83(3). [More Information]

2010

  • Farzan, Y., Pascoli, S., Schmidt, M. (2010). AMEND: A model explaining neutrino masses and dark matter testable at the LHC and MEG. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2010 (10). [More Information]
  • Holthausen, M., Lindner, M., Schmidt, M. (2010). Radiative symmetry breaking of the minimal left-right symmetric model. Physical Review D, 82(5). [More Information]

2009

  • Hagedorn, C., Schmidt, M., Smirnov, A. (2009). Lepton mixing and cancellation of the Dirac mass hierarchy in SO(10) GUTs with flavor symmetries T7 and Σ(81). Physical Review D, 79(3). [More Information]

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