Peter Schweitzer

Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs and Professor



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:

  • theoretical nuclear and particle physics
  • theory and phenomenology of strong interactions
  • QCD and spontaneous breaking of the chiral symmetry
  • quark-gluon structure of hadrons in high energy processes
  • bound states in strongly interacting systems and hadrocharmonia
  • non-perturbative calculations in effective chiral field theories and models
  • spin and azimuthal asymmetries in high energy collisions involving hadrons
  • transverse parton momentum dependent distribution and fragmentation functions
  • form factors, parton distributions, generalized parton distributions, quasi distributions


  • 2008-present:  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