Thomas Eberl

Dr. Thomas Eberl

ECAP, Physikalisches Institut
Erwin-Rommel-Straße 1
91058 Erlangen

room 318
phone +49 9131 85 27061
fax +49 9131 15249

Research activities

I am a scientist and my main field of interest is neutrino physics, in particular neutrino astronomy. I am a member of the ANTARES, KM3NeT and TANAMI collaborations. In ANTARES, I am a member of the experiment's steering committee. My task is to coordinate the development and maintenance of data analysis tools such as e.g. algorithms for event reconstruction or software packages for calibration, visualization, simulation and data productions. In addition, I coordinate the working group that searches for diffuse neutrino fluxes. In KM3NeT I serve as a member of the conference and outreach committee and take an active role in the work on the feasibility study ORCA (Oscillation Research with Cosmics in the Abyss), which investigates if the KM3NeT technology can be used to build a megaton water Cherenkov detector to determine the ordering of neutrino mass eigenstates.

Previously, I worked in heavy ion and hadron physics as a member of the HADES collaboration at TUM and GSI/FAIR, Darmstadt and in computational astrophysics at MPA, Garching.

Information for students

Teaching (--> UnivIS)

  • WS 2016/2017: Neutrinoastronomie (2h lecture + 2h exercises, 5 ECTS, Wed 10am - 2pm, SRTL307, starting 19.10.2016)
  • WS 2014/2015: Neutrinoastronomie (2h lecture + 2h exercises, 5 ECTS)
  • WS 2012/2013: Neutrinoastronomie (2h lecture + 2h exercises, 5 ECTS)

ECAP seminar organization

Invited conference talks and seminars

  • Status of ORCA and PINGU, Third International Meeting for Large Scale Neutrino Infrastructures, Tsukuba, Japan, May 2016
  • Neutrino Telescopes in the Mediterranean Sea, PRISMA Colloquium and Seminar of the Graduate School Symmetry Breaking, Mainz, Germany, November 2015
  • Astronomy and particle physics with neutrinos, HADES Mini-Symposium, GSI, Darmstadt, Germany, March 2015
  • Neutrino physics in the deep sea, Frühjahrstagung der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, Fachverband Teilchenphysik, Wuppertal, Germany, March 2015
  • Status of KM3NeT/ORCA, XVI International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes, Venice, Italy, March 2015
  • KM3NeT, Astroteilchenphysik in Deutschland: Status und Perspektiven, KIT/Karlsruhe, Germany, Sept. 2014
  • Neutrino oscillations with ORCA, NUFACT workshop, Beijing, China, Aug. 2013
  • ANTARES status and results, Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescope Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 2013
  • Neutrino oscillations with ORCA, Particle Physics Seminar, DESY Zeuthen / HU Berlin, Zeuthen, Germany, July 2013
  • ANTARES and KM3NeT, Astroteilchenphysik in Deutschland: Status und Perspektiven, DESY/Zeuthen, Germany, Sept. 2012
  • Towards high-energy astrophysics with the neutrino telescope ANTARES, Seminar on strong interaction physics, TU München and Excellence-Cluster Universe, Garching, Germany, July 2012
  • Introduction to Neutrino Astronomy, XLIII. Arbeitstreffen Kernphysik, Schleching/Obb., Germany, Feb. 2012
  • The neutrino telescope ANTARES, Fermi-Jansky workshop: Our evolving understanding of AGN, NASA GSFC, MD, U.S.A., Nov. 2011 (talk)
  • The neutrino telescope ANTARES, XLIX International Winter Meeting on Nuclear Physics, Bormio, Italy, Jan. 2011, (proc)
  • First results of the ANTARES neutrino telescope, 32nd International School of Nuclear Physics, Erice, Italy, Sep. 2010

Selected publications

Full publication listing from SPIRES and ADS.

  • M. Kadler, ..., T. Eberl, ..., et al., Coincidence of a high-fluence blazar outburst with a PeV-energy neutrino event, Nature physics, doi:10.1038/nphys3715, April 2016
  • S. Adrian-Martinez, .... T. Eberl, ..., et al., KM3NeT coll., Letter of Intent for KM3NeT 2.0, J. Phys., G43(8):084001, 2016 (main editor)
  • S. Adrian-Martinez, ..., T. Eberl, ..., et al., Searches for Point-like and Extended Neutrino Sources Close to the Galactic Center Using the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope. Astrophys. J. Lett., 786:L5, 2014.
  • S. Adrian-Martinez, ..., T. Eberl, ..., et al., Search for Cosmic Neutrino Point Sources with Four Years of Data from the ANTARES Telescope. Astrophysical Journal, 760:53, 2012.
  • S. Adrian-Martinez, ..., T. Eberl, ..., et al., Measurement of atmospheric neutrino oscillations with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. Physics Letters B, 714:224–230, 2012.
  • Ageron, M., ..., T. Eberl, ..., et al., ANTARES: The first undersea neutrino telescope. Nucl. Instrum. Meth., A656:11–38, 2011.
  • J.A. Aguilar, ..., T. Eberl, ..., et al., Search for a diffuse flux of high-energy ν with the ANTARES neutrino telescope, Phys. Lett. B 696, 16-22, 2011.
  • G. Agakishiev, ..., T. Eberl, ..., et al., Study of di-electron production in C+C collisions at 1 AGeV, Phys. Lett. B 663, 43-48, 2008.
  • T. Eberl et al., Di-electron production in C+C and p+p collisions with HADES, Eur. Phys. J. C 49, 261-267, 2007.
  • G. Agakishiev, ..., T. Eberl, ..., et al., Di-electron production in C+C collisions at 2 AGeV with HADES, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 052302, 2007.
  • T. Eberl et al., Di-electron measurements in C+C reactions at 2 AGeV with HADES, Nucl. Phys. A 752, 433-438, 2005.
  • T. Eberl et al., Measurement of pi0-induced leptons with the HADES-RICH detector, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 502, 305-309, 2003.
  • H.-Th. Janka, T. Eberl et al., Black Hole - Neutron Star Mergers as central engines of gamma-ray bursts, The Astrophysical Journal, 527, L39 - L42, Dec 10, 1999.


  • Short scientific curriculum vitae: CV
    (status August 2016, in German)


  • 2004: Dr. rer. nat., Technische Universität München, Fakultät für Physik
    (Thesis: Untersuchung π0-Mesonen induzierter e+e-Paare in C+C Stößen, ePub)
  • 1999-2004: PhD student, working at TUM and GSI, Darmstadt, member of the HADES collaboration.
  • 1998: Diploma in physics, Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany
  • 1997-1998: Diploma thesis, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching, Germany
    (Thesis: Numerische Simulationen der Verschmelzung von Neutronensternen und Schwarzen Löchern, ApJ, 527, L39, 1999)

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