Peter Schweitzer




Research Interests

Research in theoretical particle physics with focus on theory and phenomenology of strong interactions, and the understanding how the QCD quark & gluon degrees of freedom make up hadrons. The research interests include the following topics:

  • Partonic structure of hadrons in high energy reactions
  • Form factors, parton distributions and generalized parton distributions
  • Transverse parton momentum dependent distribution and fragmentation functions
  • Single spin and azimuthal asymmetries in high energy collisions involving hadrons
  • Spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry, and consequences for parton structure
  • Non-perturbative calculations in effective chiral field theories and models
  • Pentaquarks and tetraquarks in QCD and hadrocharmonia


  • 2008-now:  Professor, Department of Physics, UConn
  • 2003-2008: Postdoc, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • 2001-2003: Postdoc, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Italy


  • Habilitation, Nuclear Theory, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany 2009
  • Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat.), Physics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany 2001
  • M.Sc. (Diplom), Physics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany 1997

Professional Societies

  • Member, American Physical Society


Contact Information
Mailing AddressDept. of Physics, University of Connecticut unit 3046, 196A Auditorium Road, Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Office LocationS413H