Manfred Lindner is director at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany, and a professor at Heidelberg University. His research is in the field of particle and astro-particle physics. Theoretical work concerns aspects of the standard model of particle physics and its extensions. On the experimental side he is focussed on research projects in the field of neutrino physics and dark matter search. His main experimental project is XENON, where he joined in 2009 and where he served in different roles, since 2019 as co-spokesperson. He also leads the CONUS-experiment aiming in the area of neutrino physics at detecting coherent neutrino scattering at low energies.
Manfred Lindner received his PhD from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. Subsequently, he was postdoc at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Chicago, USA, and then Fellow at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. After that, Manfred Lindner was a Heisenberg-Fellow at Heidelberg University before becoming professor at the Technische Universität München. In 2006 he moved to his current position in Heidelberg.