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Graduate School KSETA

The Karlsruhe School of Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Science and Technology (KSETA) is a central component of the KIT Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics Center KCETA. Doctoral students in physics and engineering are to cooperate in theoretical studies and at large-scale research facilities for fundamental research and modern technologies.

The Ph. D. students are integrated in interdisciplinary projects all over the world, in which KCETA partly assumes a leading role. Among others, these are the Pierre Auger Observatory for cosmic rays in Argentina, the CMS Particle Detector at the Large Hadron Collider LHC of CERN, the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment KATRIN, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) on the international space station ISS, and the underground detector EDELWEISS searching for dark matter.

KSETA offers specialized education, builds bridges between physicists and engineers, and represents an excellent basis for their joint research.

Spokesperson is Professor Ulrich Nierste.