My main interests are devoted to the very high energy (VHE, E > 50 GeV) astroparticle physics with Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs). In particular, I am interested in VHE gamma-ray emission mechanisms from distant AGNs and in studies of cosmology and fundamental physics, which become accessible through the measurements of energy spectra of these AGNs at VHE gamma-rays.


         Short bio:
  • Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1976
  • High school in Saint Petersburg, Russia (1993) and in Seesen, Germany (1997)
  • 1997-2003 Study of physics at the University of Hamburg, Germany
  • 1999-2000 Exchange year at the University of Southampton, UK
  • 2003-2007 PhD in physics at the Technical University of Munich and Max Planck Institute for physics, Munich, Germany
  • 2007-2012 Postdoc at the Institute for High Energy Physics at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (IFAE), Barcelona, Spain with different fellowships
  • 2012-2014 Otto-Hahn group leader at Max Planck Institute for physics, Munich, Germany
  • 2014- Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR)


I am big fan of seafood, La Palma (you must visit casa Goyo and the caldera!), sake and wine. I used to play tennis a lot but due to too many trips I basically stopped playing. Eager to restart it actually. My last crossing Alps by bicycle is almost 10 years back, and the first and last marathon is about the same. Now I am discovering Japan, learning a new language, and studying all these little rules and beautiful details of the Japanese culture. Including izakaya, karaoke, sleeping in trains and slurping udon.


© Daniel Mazin 2014