Peter Schweitzer


Research Interests

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

  • Partonic structure of hadrons as revealed in high energy reactions
  • Transverse parton momentum dependent distribution and fragmentation functions
  • Form factors, parton distributions and generalized parton distributions of the nucleon
  • Single spin and azimuthal asymmetries in high energy collisions involving hadrons
  • Spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry, and extrapolation of lattice QCD data
  • Non-perturbative calculations in effective chiral field theories and models


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


  • 2008-present: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
  • 2003-2008: Research Associate, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • 2001-2003: Research Associate, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Italy


  • German, Italian, French, Polish