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Particle Physics

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.

Research Interests
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.

Strong interactions and top quark physics at the LHC

Perspectives
Recently, a new particle has been discovered at the LHC experiment which has properties consistent with the so-called Higgs boson. Further investigations will clarify whether the new particle is indeed the Higgs boson and whether we understand correctly the mechanism behind matter manifesting itself in massive objects. Particle physics also searches for deviations from the Standard Model predictions which would indicate exciting new physics to be explored. Investigations of neutrinos should soon be able to uncover their intrinsic nature (Majorana vs. Dirac). Collider experiments at lower energies but with very high precision allow to test the flavour structure of elementary particles and to search for new physics indirectly


Group Speaker

Univ.-Prof. Dr. André H. Hoang
e-mail: andre.hoang@univie.ac.at
Boltzmanngasse 5, room 3508; phone: (01) 4277 51559

Deputy Group Speaker

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Neufeld
e-mail: Helmut.Neufeld@univie.ac.at
Boltzmanngasse 5, room 3507; phone: (01) 4277 51504


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

Vienna Theory Lunch Seminar

by  Elke Aeikens, Maximillian Löschner, Alexander Soloviev and David Toneian

Tuesdays 12:15-13:30

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)

Particle Physics
Faculty of Physics
University of Vienna
Boltzmanngasse 5
1090 Wien
T: +43-1-4277-51501
F: +43-1-4277-9515
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