Dr. Michael Schmidt is a theoretical particle physicists working on physics beyond the Standard Model and astro-particle physics. He has mainly worked on models of neutrino mass generation both in the context of grand unified theories and radiative neutrino mass models. He studied possible flavour symmetries which might explain the leptonic mixing as well as the renormalization group evolution of leptonic mixing angles and neutrino masses. Apart from that he worked on models adressing the question why the electroweak scale is so much lighter than the scale of grand unification or the Planck scale, which is commonly known as the hierarchy problem. This includes scale-invariant models and the next-to minimal supersymmetric Standard Model, particularly in the framework of lambda-SUSY which naturally explains the Higgs mass of 125 GeV in the context of minimal supersymmetric theories. Currently his research activities are focused on lepton flavour physics, dark matter and supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model.

Y. Cai, J. D. Clarke, M. A. Schmidt and R. R. Volkas, Testing Radiative Neutrino Mass Models at the LHC, JHEP **1502** (2015) 161 [arXiv:1410.0689 [hep-ph]].

Tony Gherghetta, Benedict von Harling, Anibal D. Medina and Michael A. Schmidt, The Scale-Invariant NMSSM and the 126 GeV Higgs Boson, JHEP **1302** (2013) 032 [arXiv:1212.5243 [hep-ph]].

Martin Holthausen, Manfred Lindner and Michael A. Schmidt, CP and Discrete Flavour Symmetries, JHEP **1304** (2013) 122 [arXiv:1211.6953 [hep-ph]].

Martin Holthausen, Manfred Lindner and Michael A. Schmidt, Radiative Symmetry Breaking of the Minimal Left-Right Symmetric Model, PR D **82** (2010) 055002 [arXiv:0911.0710 [hep-ph]].

Stefan Antusch, Jörn Kersten, Manfred Lindner, Michael Ratz and Michael A. Schmidt, Running neutrino mass parameters in see-saw scenarios, JHEP **0503** (2005) 024 [arXiv:0501272[hep-ph/0501272]].