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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 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 2019. 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.


09.02.2019 - TTP seminar
Next TTP seminar will be given by Marvin Gerlach.He will give a short overview about non-relativistic QCD (NRQCD) and describe how a matching between QCD and NRQCD for a heavy four-quark vertex can be realized.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.

11.02.2019 - KEK Flavor Factory Workshop
This week Dr. Monika Blanke (IKP&TTP) will present the opening talk at the 6th KEK Flavor Factory Workshop in Tsukuba, Japan. More details can be found here .

07.02.2019 - Welcome back, Kostja!
A former long-time employee of TTP, Dr. Konstantin Chetyrkin, returns to our Institute for two-years. Dr. Chetyrkin will study five-loop corrections to decays of Z-bosons and tau-leptons, in the context of a DFG individual research grant of which he is a principal investigator.

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.

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