Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics (TTP)

The focus of our research at the Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics (TTP) 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.

If you are interested in theoretical particle physics, we always welcome students to work on their Bachelor's or Master's thesis at TTP. In order to learn more, you can visit the 11th floor and talk to us or contact us via e-mail. You can find more information, including a list of completed Bachelor and Master theses, here.

News


15.02.2024 KCETA Particle Physics Colloquium

On Thursday, 15.02.2024 at 15:45, we will have the weekly KCETA Particle Physics Colloquium. We welcome Dr. Babette Döbrich (MPI), who will talk about “New results for searches of exotic particles with NA62 in beam-dump mode”. The seminar will take place in Kleiner Hörsaal A (CS).


14.02.2024 Institute's seminar

Our next institute seminar will take place this Wednesday 14 February at 13h30. The speaker this time is Nicoline Hemme, who will talk about “Freeze-out of a strongly interacting dark sector with light vector mesons”. The seminar will take place in room 10/01.


08.02.2024 KCETA Particle Physics Colloquium

On Thursday, 08.02.2024 at 15:45, we will have the weekly KCETA Particle Physics Colloquium. We welcome Prof. Björn Penning (University of Zürich), who will talk about “Recent results from the LZ experiment and future direct DM searche”. The seminar will take place in Kleiner Hörsaal A (CS).





07.02.2024 Institute's seminar

The next institute seminar will take place this Wednesday 07 February at 13h30. Our speaker this time is Surabhi Tiwari, who will talk about “Resummed next-to-soft corrections to the rapidity distribution of Pseudo-scalar Higgs boson”. The seminar will take place in room 10/01.


06.02.2024 Particle Physics Seminar

This Tuesday, 06.02.2024 at 15:45, we will have a special Particle Physics Seminar. The speaker is Daniel Maitre (IPPP, University of Durham) will talk about “Multivariate Integration with Neural Networks”. The seminar will take place in room 10/01.


01.02.2024 KCETA Particle Physics Colloquium

On Thursday, 01.02.2024 at 15:45, we will have the next KCETA Particle Physics Colloquium. We welcome Prof. Ferruccio Feruglio (INFN Padova), who will talk about “Modular Invariance and the Flavor Puzzle”. The seminar will take place in Kleiner Hörsaal A (CS).




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