francis froborg

Physics and more

Who am I?


My name is Francis Froborg and I grew up in Weddel, a small village close to Braunschweig, Germany. After finishing school there, I moved to Bonn to study Physics and Astronomy and was one of the last to receive a good old german Diplom. My diploma thesis was about the structure and kinematics of spiral galaxies.

The next stage was Zurich, Switzerland where I not just achieved my Ph.D. in experimental particle physics but also fell in love with the Alps and mountains in general. As a Ph.D. student at the University of Zurich, I was developing a calibration system for Gerda, an experiment searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay. Afterwards, I was working 2 years as a technical consultant.

Going back to science, I moved to Princeton, USA and started to work on the SABRE direct dark matter detection experiment. Being there nearly from the start, I was involved in pretty much every part of the experiment at some point.

Since it became kind of a tradition, I moved again, this time to England, where I started a Marie Sklodovska Curie Fellowship at Imperial College London; continuing my work on SABRE.

In addition to physics, I am also interested in sports, photography and books which all can be found on this page.