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Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik
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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.


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.

31.01.2020 KSETA Plenary Workshop

The 7th KSETA Plenary Workshop took place from 19th to 21st of February in Durbach with the participation of 100 KSETA members.



The program included a wine tasting and a bouldering trip as a get-together, invited talks on topics like the PTOLEMY experiment, neutrino and “beauty” physics, detector instrumentation and meetings of both the PIs and the fellows. Further talks were given by doctoral fellows, this year, Florian Herren from TTP presented his work on “Higgs Boson Production at the LHC”. Further information on the event can be found here.

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.

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