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Benedikt Hegner

Deputy Director
Scientific Data and Computing Center
Brookhaven National Laboratory 

Benedikt Hegner is a Physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is a member of the Japanese Belle-II experiment researching differences between matter and antimatter. As Deputy Director of Brookhaven’s Scientific Data and Computing Center, he is co-responsible for the computing resources provided to the physics and other research of the laboratory. There, his main expertise lies in parallelization and vectorization of scientific applications and the support for heterogenous resources. Prior to his appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, he was for more than ten years a staff member at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, in Geneva. Benedikt’s physics research focused on the top-quark, the heaviest particle known, and its spin-properties. He was deeply involved in the management of software and computing of the LHC experiments, and led the simulation efforts for studies of the Future Circular Collider.