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

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. Kirill Melnikov

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 2019. 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.

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 20.08.2019 LoopFest XVIII at Fermilab The 18th edition of the LoopFest took place from August 12 to 14 at Fermilab. There, TTP Doctoral Researcher Florian Herren presented recent results on NNLO corrections to Higgs boson pairproduction. More details about the conference can be found here 20.08.2019 Lepton-Photon 2019 conference in Toronto From August 5 to 11, the major particle physics conference Lepton-Photon 2019 took place in Toronto. At this meeting Monika Blanke (IKP) presented the current status of New Physics in B meson decays. More details about the conference can be found here 19.08.2019 Visit by Dr. Martin Spinrath Former TTP member Martin Spinrath, now at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan is visiting us from 19.08. until 21.08.2019. He will give a seminar on “Direct Detection Prospects for the Cosmic Neutrino Background (and other Cosmic Relics)” on Tuesday, 20.8.2019 at 3.45pm in 10/1.

 26.07.2019 - Ph.D defence TTP congratulates Jakob Schwichtenberg on the successful defense of his Ph.D. Thesis “The Strong CP Problem and Non-Supersymmetric Grand Unification”! 09.07.2019 - TTP seminar After one week break we come back to the seminar series. Next talk will be given by Mustafa Tabet. He will talk about “A supersymmetric solution to the $R_{K^\star}$ anomalies” Time and place are as usual 10.07.19 at 11:30 in 10/1. 28.06.2019 - Ph.D defence TTP congratulates Marco Bonetti on the successful defense of his Ph.D. Thesis “Next-to-leading order mixed QCD-electroweak corrections to Higgs boson production in gluon fusion”!