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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.


31.01.2020 Ph.D defence of David Wellmann

TTP congratulates David Wellmann on the successful defence of his Ph.D. Thesis “Top Quark Mass Effects in Higgs and Z Boson Pair Production and Higgs Boson Decays”!

28.01.2020 CRC Workshop on Soft-Collinear QCD Dynamics

TTP members Konstantin Asteriadis, Wojciech Bizon, Daniel Baranowski, Arnd Behring, Max Delto and Kirill Melnikov presented recent results at a workshop on “Soft-Collinear QCD Dynamics”. The event was hosted at the Emmy-Noether-Campus in Siegen from 23rd to 24th of January to stimulate the exchange between different groups in the CRC “Particle Physics Phenomenology after the Higgs Discovery''. More information can be found here.

13.01.2020 26th EPIPHANY Conference in Cracow

The 26th edition of the Epiphany Conference on LHC Physics took place from the 7th to th 10th January in Cracow, Poland. Konstantin Asteriadis gave a talk on “Nested soft-collinear subtractions in NNLO QCD computations” and Wojciech Bizon presented results on “Higgs decays into b-quarks”. More information can be found here.

13.01.2020 Advanced School of the IIAS

TTP member Matthias Linster participated in the 37th edition of the Advanced School in Theoretical Physics: New Ideas for Old Puzzles in Particle Physics, which took place from 29th December to 9th January in Jerusalem.

29.11.2019 Visit by Yukinari Sumino

We are pleased to have Yukinari Sumino from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, visiting the institute for two weeks. He will give a seminar on “α_s determination from static potential: OPE with renormalon subtraction and lattice QCD” on Tuesday, 3rd of December at 3.45pm in room 10/1.

13.11.2019 Physics at the Terrascale - 13th Annuaal meeting

The annual Helmholtz Alliance Workshop on “Physics at the Terascale” took place at DESY Hamburg from 25th to 27th of November including talks by TTP members Konstantin Asteriadis, Wolfgang Hollik, Ulrich Nierste, Ivan Nisandzic and Matthias Steinhauser. More information on the Workshop can be found here.

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