Natascha started her education at a higher technical school for computer science and continued with physics at the Vienna University of Technology. Since 2007, she is working at the Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY) in Vienna. Her research field is physics analysis at the CMS experiment at CERN. She searches for supersymmetry, in particular the supersymmetric partner of top quarks in events with a Z boson and hadronic decays of top quarks. Furthermore she is involved in the operation and support of the Vienna GRID computing Tier-2 centre and the institute computing environment. In her varied outreach activities she organises and supervises masterclasses and exhibitions, gives public lectures and designs info-screens about grid computing and physics analysis for the travelling exhibition of her institute. "By communicating with children, teachers and the public, one get an impression of the existing strong interest and enthusiasm in physics. IPPOG as network with a colourful mixture of members from different countries inspires the outreach work with new ideas."
Physicist and Computing engineer
Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Nikolsdorfergasse 18 A-1050 Vienna Austria