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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.


25.05.2020 Reconnect2020

If you are interested in intriguing high-energy physics talks, there is the opportunity to listen to some prominent speakers during the online “RECONNECT 2020” conference happening this week. See indico for further details. The institute's seminars on Wednesdays the 27.05. and the week after will be devoted to theoretical predictions for “Double Higgs Production”. Speakers are Joshua Davies and Florian Herren.

11.05.2020 Seminars

We are looking forward to this week's particle particle physics colloquium by Keith Ellis (IPPP, Durham) on “The Future of Higgs boson physics”. The seminar will take place remotely on Thursday, 14.05 at 3:45pm. This weeks institute's seminar will be given by Jordan Bernigaud on “Flavourful Leptoquarks & discrete symmetries, from bottom-up to top-down”.

05.05.2020 Seminars

We are happy to announce the first talk of this semester's particle physics colloquium by Lorenzo Tancredi, former postdoc at TTP, now Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. The remote seminar on “Progress in multi-loop calculations for the LHC” will take place Thursday, 07.05 at 3.45pm. The institute's seminar this week will be given by Matthias Linster on “A Study of New Physics Searches with Tritium and Similar Molecules”. Members of the institute will receive invitations and passwords for login for both events via email.

27.04.2020 Institute Seminar

This week, we will have the second institute seminar of the semester. Harun Acaroğlu will talk about “The EFT Higgs Mass Prediction of FlexibleSUSY and its Uncertainty” next Wednesday, 29th of April at 11:30. The seminar will again be broadcasted on our new teaching platform. Members of the institute will receive invitations and a password for login via email.

20.04.2020 Semester start

The semester has started! The institute's teaching activity can be found here, including online lectures and tutorials on particle physics and programming. We are also happy to resume our institute seminar remotely, it will take place Wednesday at 11:30. Members of the institute will receive invitations via email and can login with their usual credentials here. Our first speaker this week is Go Mishima on “Iterative structure of Mellin-Barnes integrals”. An additional seminar on BSM physics takes place on Mondays at 15:45 on the same platform.

20.03.2020 TTP goes home office

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, members of the TTP started to work at home earlier this week. However, all institute members (including Ms. Schorn!) are still reachable via email. For communication among institute members, check out mattermost. The KIT provides useful information here.

Stay home and stay healthy.

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