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.


12.04.2021 Semester start

The semester has started! The institute's teaching activity can be found here. We are also happy to resume our institute's remote seminar, which will take place on Wednesdays at 12pm. Members of the institute will receive invitations via email. Our first speaker this week is Matthias Linster on “A short journey to the stars”.

15.02.2021 Seminars

This week's particle physics colloquium (Thursday, 21.02, 3.45 pm) will be given by Alejandro Ibarra (TUM) on “The quest for particle dark matter”. In the institute's seminar (Wednesday, 17.02, 1pm) Jérémie Quarroz will talk “On the interference of ggH and cc̄H Higgs production mechanisms and the determination of charm Yukawa coupling at the LHC”.

08.02.2021 Seminars

This week's particle physics colloquium (Thursday, 11.02, 3.45 pm) will be given by Kathrin Valerius (KIT) on “Probing the neutrino mass scale - news from KATRIN”. In the institute's seminar (Wednesday, 10.02, 2pm) we will have Wojciech Bizon speaking about “Collisions of massive quarks”.

01.02.2021 Seminars

This week's particle physics colloquium (Thursday, 04.02, 3.45 pm) will be given by Phil Harris (MIT) on “Real-Time Deep Learning for Physics Discoveries”. In the institute's seminar (Wednesday, 03.02, 2pm) we will have Wolfgang Hollik discussing the question of “A light Higgs in a Three Higgs Doublet Model?”.

25.01.2021 Seminars

This week's particle physics colloquium (Thursday, 28.01, 3.45 pm) will be given by Shayne Reichard on “Prospects for the detection of solar neutrinos in DARWIN via elastic electron scattering”. In the institute's seminar (Wednesday, 27.01, 2pm) we will have Kay Schönwald speaking about “On-shell renormalization constants with two mass scales”.

06.12.2020 Seminars

This week's particle physics colloquium (Thursday, 10.12, 3.45 pm) will be given by Merijn van de Klundert (DESY) on “State-of-the-art of Higgs-CP measurements at the LHC”. In the institute's seminar (Wednesday, 09.12, 2pm) we will have a talk by Chiara Signorile-Signorile, who joined TTP in October. Chiara is going to speak about “Infrared singularities and their subtraction: the Torino scheme”.

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