Particle physics deals with questions such as what matter is made of and what determines its properties and its interactions. The answers give information on how the universe began and how it might evolve in the future. Particle physics addresses these fundamental questions at the smallest length scales, either in particle production in high energy collisions or other reactions such as particle decays. The present knowledge on the known elementary particles is summarized in the so-called Standard Model.
Effective Field Theories: Soft Collinear Effective Theory (SCET) for the treatment of high energy jets, Chiral Perturbation Theory (CHPT) describing the low-energy limit of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). Quark Flavour Physics: Physics of B mesons and Kaons. Neutrino Physics: Fieldtheoretical models for neutrino masses and lepton mixing and phenomenological consequences. Supersymmetry: Search for SUSY particles and their effects in flavour physics and CP violation. Tests of the foundations of quantum mechanics in particle physics: Bell inequality for neutral Kaons, multipartite entanglement. Dynamical systems: Active motion.
Deputy Group Speaker
Erwin Schrödinger visiting scientist 2015
John F. Donoghue (University of Massachusetts) was our visiting scientist in 2015
He gave 4 talks between october 13th and november 3rd 2015.
All talks were held at 16:15, E.Schrödinger-HS
Jointly organized by Particle Physics and Gravitational Physics
Regular Seminar on particle physics
Weekly seminars on particle physics take place at the Erwin Schrödinger lecture hall, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5th floor on Tuesday at 16:15.
Vienna Lunch Club Seminar
by Elke Aeikens, Maximillian Löschner, Alexander Soloviev and David Toneian
held alternatively at:
TU Wien (Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10, yellow area, 10th floor, seminar room E136)
Uni Wien (Boltzmanngasse 5, 5th floor, Schrödinger Lecture Hall)