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Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik
Campus Süd
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
D-76128 Karlsruhe

Visitor address:
Wolfgang-Gaede-Straße 1
Physikhochhaus (Gebäude 30.23) 11. OG
76131 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 608 43373
Fax: +49 721 608 48369

Director of the Institute: Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinhauser

Open Positions

PhD positions in KSETA
The official application site can be found here.

PhD positions in GK
Information about applications for a PhD position in the Graduiertenkolleg can be found here.

PhD positions in CRC 257
The Collaborative Research Center invites applications for a number of Ph.D. positions. More informations can be found here.

Postdoctoral Positions
Currently there are open Postdoctoral positions available at TTP, starting in fall 2020. Further information you find here.

Welcome to the Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics (TTP)

The focus of our research at the Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics is the study of physics of elementary particles. Physics of elementary particles is successfully described by the Standard Model of Particle Physics that was proposed as the leading theory of Nature more than 40 years ago. The Standard Model is an extremely successful theory which describes a vast majority of phenomena that are observed in the Universe. Yet, theoretical shortcomings of the Standard Model suggest that this theory is incomplete and that additional, so far unknown, particles and interactions should exist. The research of the Institute contributes towards discovering the physics beyond the Standard Model through refined theoretical descriptions of Standard Model processes and through a development of specific models of New Physics.

Researches at the Institute provide theoretical support for studying Higgs boson physics at the LHC, explore the flavour structure of the Standard Model and beyond by studying properties of B and D mesons and develop new methods for performing high-precision computations in Quantum Field Theory.


24.07.2020 Ph.D. defence at TTP

The institute congratulates Konstantin Asteriads for the successful defence of his Ph.D. thesis “Application of the nested soft-collinear subtraction scheme to the description of deep inelastic scattering”.

20.07.2020 Seminars

We have reached the last week of the semester. The institute's seminar on Wednesday will be given by Marvin Gerlach about “QCD effects on B_s lifetime difference”. For the particle physics colloquium on Thursday we are looking forward to have Lorenzo Magnea (University of Turin) giving a talk on “Exploring the infrared structure of perturbative QCD”

16.07.2020 ICHEP 2020

The 40th “International conference on High Energy Physics” will take place virtually from the 28th of July to the 6th of August. It will cover recent advancements in particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology, and accelerator science. The scientific program and the registration, which is free of any fee, can be found on indico.

13.07.2020 New members at the Institute

We warmly welcome Min He, Jérémie Quarroz and Alejandro Segarra at the TTP and wish them a pleasant and productive time in Karlsruhe.

13.07.2020 Seminars

The institute's seminar on Wednesday, 15th of July will be given by Jose Zurita, presenting “A common solution to the RD(*) anomalies and Dark Matter”. For the upcoming particle physics colloquium on Thursday, 16th of July, we have a seminar by Maxwell Hansen from CERN on “Scattering amplitudes on a periodic lattice”. Login details are distributed via email as always.

06.07.2020 Seminars

We are happy to have three remote seminars this week. On Tuesday, 3.45 pm, Marco Fedele will give a “Phenomenological overview of tensions in semileptonic B decays”, on Wednesday, Daniel Baranowski will give the institute's seminar on “Soft function for N3LO colour singlet production”. For the particle physics colloquium on Thursday at 3.45 pm we have Kazuki Sakurai presenting “Sphalerons at the LHC and beyond”. Login details are distributed via email as always.

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