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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.


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.

16.11.2018 - TTP seminar
This week there is not TTP seminar. Next seminar will be 16th of November. Wolfgang Holic will speak about Inflation with Higgs. Mehr

27.10.2018 - KCETA celebrated its 10th anniversary
KCETA celebrated its 10th anniversary on October 26, 2018. Julius Wess awardee Prof. Francis Halzen gave the keynote talk at the colloquium about “Opening a New Window on the Universe from the South Pole”.

04.10.2018 - Multiple talks by TTP members at the HP2 conference
Several TTP researchers presented their results at the High Precision for Hard Processes (HP2) conference in Freiburg. See the conference page.

01.10.2018 - New postdocs at the TTP
Several new postdocs have joined the TTP this week. We warmly welcome Arnd, Matthieu, Wojciech and Wolfgang !

11.09.2018 - CRC Review
The external panel of experts and the DFG representatives reviewed the proposal to establish the Collaborative Research Center “Particle Physics Phenomenology after the Higgs Discovery” submitted by particle theorists of KIT, RWTH Aachen, the University of Siegen and the University of Heidelberg.

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