Particle Physics, Gravitational Physics and Mathematical Physics

This key research area focuses on the mathematical and phenomenological properties of matter and their interactions as well as the space-time structure. This involves the study of fundamental interactions of electromagnetism, strong and weak interaction as well as gravitation from the smallest to the largest measurable distances.

The main focus is on theoretical methods to make predictions for collider experiments such as the Large-Hadron-Collider with higher precision, the study of elementary particles such as the Higgs-Boson, dark matter, neutrinos and heavy quarks. Moreover, black holes and cosmological singularities as well as theoretical aspects of gravitational waves and the development of the universe are investigated within the general theory of relativity.

Furthermore, the mathematical basics of fundamental interactions are studied, in particular with regard to the connection of quantum field theory and gravitation, e. g. in the context of generalised gravitational theory or string theory.

 

Gravitational Physics »
Speaker: Univ.-Prof. Piotr T. CHRUSCIEL, MSc PhD

Mathematical Physics »
Speaker: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr. Stefan FREDENHAGEN

Particle Physics »
Speaker: Univ.-Prof. Dr. André H. HOANG

Administration
Ruth-Maria Fröler, Karin Picek