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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. Kirill Melnikov

Open Positions

PhD position in KSETA
The official application site 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

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.


25.01.2019 - TTP seminar
Next TTP seminar will be given by Lena Salfenmoser. She will speak about an application of unitary methods for the Electro-Weak theory. Time and place of the event you can find in the details

03.12.2018 - New Collaborative Research Centre on Particle Physics
Funding for Collaborative Research Center TRR 257 “Particle physics phenomenology after the Higgs discovery”, proposed by theoretical particle physicists at KIT in together with researchers at Aachen, Siegen and Heidelberg, was approved by the German Research Foundation. The new Center will focus on exploring phenomenology of elementary particle physics and using high-precision data from LHC and Belle II to look for possible signs of physics beyond the Standard Model. Mehr

30.10.2018 - Lecture series by Prof. Smirnov
Prof. V. Smirnov will give three lectures on “New and Old methods of multi-loop computations'' on November 5, 7 and 12. The lectures are aimed at master and Ph.D. students in theoretical particle physics.

18.01.2019 - Congratulations!
Two TTP Ph.D. students Marco Bonetti and Kirill Kudashkin, expected to graduate this year, have secured postdoctoral appointments starting from the fall of 2019. Marco will continue his scientific career at RWTH Aachen in the group of Prof. Robert Harlander. Kirill will join the N3PDF group led by Prof. Stefano Forte at the University of Milan.

12.12.2018 - TTP Christmas party
The traditional TTP Christmas party will take place on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 7 pm in the TTP library (Room 11/15).

03.12.2018 - New PostDoc positions
Within the newly established CRC, the Theoretical Particle Physics group at the partner institute IKP is searching for a postdoctoral researcher with specializations in collider and/or flavour physics beyond the Standard Model. Details can be found here

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