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

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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.


13.11.2019 Julius Wess Award 2018

The Julius Wess Award 2018 was presented to Prof. Dr. Sally Dawson, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, in recognition of her “outstanding scientific contributions to the theoretical description and deepened understanding of processes at hadron colliders, in particular regarding the physics of the Higgs boson and the top quark”. Prof. Dawson will give an associated series of seminars seminars between the 9th and 13th of December.

08.11.2019 Double-defence at the TTP

TTP congratulates Marta Moscati and Kirill Kudashkin on their successful doctoral defenses! Marta worked on “Lepton Flavour Non-Universality”, Kirill on “Next-to-Leading Order QCD Corrections to Higgs Production and Mixed QCD-Electroweak Corrections to Z Boson Production at High Transverse Momentum”

25.10.2019 Higgs couplings 2019 in Oxford

The 8th edition of “Higgs couplings” took place from September 30th to October 4th in Oxford, UK. At this conference, Go Mishima gave a talk on “Double Higgs boson production at NLO”. More details about the conference can be found on indico.

25.10.2019 School of Analytic Computing

TTP doctoral students Konstantin Asteriadis, Max Delto and Florain Herren participated in the 5th edition of the “School of Analytic computing”, focusing on new mathematical techniques for loop computations. It took place from the 2nd to the 11th of October in Atrani, Italy. The set of lectures included an “Introduction to precision computation for LHC physics” by Kirill Melnikov, more information can be found on indico.

25.10.2019 New members at the Institute

We warmly welcome our newest members at TTP, Harun Acaroglu, Jordan Bernigaud, Matteo Fael and Kay Schönwald. We are also happy to have Robert Ziegler back at the institute, and wish all of them a pleasant and productive time in Karlsruhe.

30.09.2019 RADCOR 2019 in Avignon

The 14th edition of RADCOR took place from September 9th to 13th in Avignon, France. There, Matthias Steinhauser presented recent results on “Higher order corrections to Higgs boson pair production” and Abdur Rehman gave a talk on “Charm mass dependent NNLO corrections to B → s γ”. More details about the conference can be found here.

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