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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.

07.03.2019 - Kick-off meeting
A kick-off meeting of the Collaborative Research Center “Particle Physics Phenomenology after the Higgs discovery” will be held at KIT on March 18-19. More information about the meeting, including its scientific programme, can be found at this link.

06.03.2019 - KSETA Plenary Workshop
The sixth KSETA Plenary Workshop took place in Durbach from February 25 to 27, 2019. Marta Moscatti from the TTP gave a plenary talk about quark and lepton flavour violation in unified theories.
More information about the Workshop can be found at KSETA Plenary Workshop 2019 webpage.

21.02.2019 - Schools and workshops
Recently, two TTP PhD students Kirill Kudashkin and Marco Bonetti attended the International School on "Modular forms, periods and scattering amplitudes" at the ETH Zürich. The School took place from 11.02.2019 to 15.02.2019. The goal of the school was to provide a common background to both physicists and mathematicians working in the field of scattering amplitudes and to introduce participants to new powerful tools for the evaluation and study of Feynman integrals.

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