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Hannah Elfner

Principal Investigator, WA Representative

Hannah Elfner (Representative of WA2) is an internationally recognised expert on the dynamical description of heavy-ion reactions. Her recently developed non-equilibrium transport approach SMASH is part of the JETSCAPE framework, a US-based NSF initiative to combine state-of-the-art models with Bayesian multi-parameter comparison. She received the Zimanyi medal, the highest international award for young scientists in theoretical heavy-ion physics, for her work on initial state fluctuations and hybrid relativistic hydrodynamics and transport approaches.

She has published more than 90 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and edited multiple proceedings issues. In addition, she has written 2 invited review articles and delivered 2 invited plenary talks at Quark Matter (2012 and 2017). Inspire HEP reports 2660 citations and an h-index of 28.


Prof. Dr. Hannah Elfner

Institute for Theoretical Physics
Goethe University Frankfurt

Giersch Science Center, Room 3.29
Max-von-Laue-Str. 12
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany