Benedikt Hegner is experimental physicist and computer scientist working as staff scientist at CERN’s EP-SFT group. He is a software enthusiast and expert for highly parallel data processing applications and facilities.
He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics from Hamburg University, working for the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). As CERN scientist, he worked on developing and designing data processing applications for a range of HEP experiments at CERN, KEK, and for the studies for the Future Circular Collider. In 2018/2019 Benedikt Hegner spent a scientific sabbatical at Brookhaven National Laboratory and was Deputy Director of their Scientific Data and Computing Center. Since 2019 he is adjunct faculty a the Insitute of Advanced Computational Science of the Stony Brook University.
Nowadays, he works on the experiment-independent Key4hep software stack and is a leading member of the HEP Software Foundation, promoting common solutions to the software and computing challenges for the HL-LHC and beyond.