Theoretical High Energy Physics
The Theoretical High Energy Physics group investigates the phenomenology of elementary particles. Our aim is an improved understanding of the interactions that govern the dynamics of elementary particles, and to identify and interpret possible signatures of new physics that cannot be accounted for within the Standard Model of elementary particles.
One focus of our research are precision calculations for collider experiments at high energies, such as the CERN Large Hadron Collider. By means of advanced numerical simulations we provide predictions that help to interpret data collected by the ATLAS and CMS experiments. We are also investigating the physics potential of future accelerator facilities, such as the Future Circular Collider or the Electron Ion Collider.
Another branch of our research aims at exploiting connections between particle physics and astrophysics to pin down the nature of Dark Matter. We are closely collaborating with colleagues of the experimental particle physics and astrophysics groups within the local Kepler Center to make the most of the complementary information provided by searches for Dark Matter in direct detection experiments, astrophysical observations, and at colliders.