Institute for Theoretical Physics


Theoretical High Energy Physics

The Theoretical High Energy Physics group investi­gates the phenomenology of elementary particles via precision calculations for collider experiments at high energies, such as the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Our aim is an improved understanding of the strong and electroweak interactions that govern the dynamics of elementary particles.

A particular focus of our research is on the physics of the recently discovered Higgs boson. By means of advanced numerical simulations we provide predictions that help to pin down the nature of this particle. Moreover, we try to identify possible signatures of new physics that cannot be accounted for within the Standard Model of elementary particles.

Currently, we are participating in the Higgs Cross Section Working Group which supports the physics program being pursued at the LHC. We are also involved in studies exploring the physics potential of a Future Circular Collider (FCC) at the High Energy Frontier.

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