Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics (TTP)

The focus of our research at the Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics (TTP) 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.

If you are interested in theoretical particle physics, we always welcome students to work on their Bachelor's or Master's thesis at TTP. In order to learn more, you can visit the 11th floor and talk to us or contact us via e-mail. You can find more information, including a list of completed Bachelor and Master theses, here.


24.04.2024 Institute's seminar

Our first institute seminar of this semester will take place this Wednesday 24 April at 11h30. The first speaker is Ivan Novikov, who will talk about “Factorization in Soft-Collinear Effective Theory”. The seminar will take place in room 10/01.

23.04.2024 Particle Physics Seminar

Next Tuesday, 23.04.2024 at 15:45, there will be a special Particle Physics Seminar. Dennis Hostmann (Uni Siegen) will talk about “Bc to Etac form factors at large recoil: interplay of soft-quark and soft-gluon double logarithms”. The seminar will take place in room 6/1.

15.04.2024 Loops and Legs 2024

TTP members Manuel Egner, Ming-Ming Long, Ivan Novikov, Ivan Pedron, Andrey Pikelner, Pascal Reeck, Marco Vitti, and Hantian Zhang will present recent results at the Loops and Legs in Quantum Field Theory 2024 Conference in Wittenberg.

20.03.2024 Particle Physics Colloquium

Next Wednesday, 20.03.2024 at 12:00, there will be a Particle Physics Colloquium. Felix Kahlhöfer (TTP) will talk about “Why haven't we discovered dark matter yet?”. The seminar will take place in Otto-Lehmann-Hörsaal, CS 30.22.

15.02.2024 KCETA Particle Physics Colloquium

On Thursday, 15.02.2024 at 15:45, we will have the weekly KCETA Particle Physics Colloquium. We welcome Dr. Babette Döbrich (MPI), who will talk about “New results for searches of exotic particles with NA62 in beam-dump mode”. The seminar will take place in Kleiner Hörsaal A (CS).

14.02.2024 Institute's seminar

Our next institute seminar will take place this Wednesday 14 February at 13h30. The speaker this time is Nicoline Hemme, who will talk about “Freeze-out of a strongly interacting dark sector with light vector mesons”. The seminar will take place in room 10/01.

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