The particle physicist Matthias Schott chaired the ATLAS W/Z Boson Physics group at CERN in Geneva. He is now working on high precision measurements of the mass of W bosons as part of the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator project. Moreover, he is involved in the development of a new type of micro-structure gas detector that is to be used in the ATLAS detector. In 2012, he received an Emmy Noether Grant to build up his own independent research group. Later in the same year, the Volkswagen Foundation granted him a prestigious Lichtenberg Professorship for outstanding young researchers.