Astrid Eichhorn

Portrait of Astrid Eichhorn

Associate Professor



Short CV


  • 2008-2011: PhD in Physics University of Jena, Germany. Advisor: Prof. Dr. H. Gies
  • 2008: Diploma in physics University of Heidelberg, Germany


  • 2019 - present: Associate Professor CP³, SDU
  • 2016 - present: Junior Research Group leader University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2014-2016: Junior Research Fellow Imperial College, London, UK
  • 2011-2014: (Senior) postdoctoral researcher Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Prizes, Fellowships and Awards

  • 2018: Hengstberger prize for young scientists at the University of Heidelberg
  • 2018: Elected as member of the “Junge Akademie”, Germany
  • 2018: Teaching prize of the faculty for physics and astronomy, University of Heidelberg
  • 2017: Visiting Fellowship at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • 2016: Emmy Noether Research Group Fellowship of the DFG
  • 2014: Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship

Research Interests

  • Quantum gravity (asymptotically safe quantum gravity, causal set quantum gravity, tensor models for discrete gravity)
  • Interplay of quantum gravity with matter
  • Ultraviolet completion of the Standard Model
  • Higgs sector in and beyond the Standard Model