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KIT Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics Center

Spuren eines Higgs-Bosons
Simulation of the production of a Higgs boson in the CMS detector.

The KIT Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics Center (KCETA) bundles theoretical fundamental research and undertakes international large-scale projects to study the smallest building blocks of matter and their interaction as well as their role in the evolution of the universe. The research activities are performed at the interface of astronomy, astrophysics, elementary particle physics and cosmology

One of the central tasks of KCETA is the education of young scientists. The DFG funded research training group “High energy physics and particle astrophysics” teaches more than 70 PhD students in fundamental research and high technology.

Work of KCETA concentrates on nine topics:

  • Cosmic rays
  • Dark matter
  • Quantum field theory
  • Experimental collider physics
  • Theoretical collider physics
  • Flavor physics
  • Neutrino physics
  • Computational physics
  • Technology development

See pages of the KIT Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics Center