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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.


18.01.2019 - TTP seminar
We continue the series of TTP seminars. This week Kiril Kudashkin will review the few most interesting models with nonlocal terms in order to explain the Dark Energy by Einstein gravity modification. Mehr

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.

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

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.

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