Laura Baudis arrived at the UZH in August 2007. She is dedicating her research to answer fundamental questions in particle astrophysics and cosmology. Before moving to Zurich, she spent one year as a professor at the RWTH Aachen University, two years as an assistant professor at the University of Florida, and three years at Stanford University.
She is mainly involved in direct searches for particle dark matter with liquid xenon and cryogenic (mK) Ge and Si detectors, and in the search for the neutrinoless double beta decay in 76-Ge. Prior to moving to California, she spent four years at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg. In Heidelberg, she was involved in the Heidelberg-Moscow experiment, which had the goal to measure the neutrino mass by detecting a very rare nuclear decay in 76-Ge, and in the Heidelberg Dark Matter Search experiment.
Her other passions are her two children, Nathan and Naima.