Research at the ETP

As the name suggests, the Institute of Experimental Particle Physics (ETP) is concerned with basic research in the fields of particle and astropartiale physics. We investigate the fundamental puzzles of nature on the largest and the smallest length scales.

The research at ETP is motivated by questions like: "What is matter made out of on the fundamental level?" and "What are the fundamental forces of nature?"

To pursuit these questions we investigate the properties of the most fundamental particles known today. We operate several experiments, mostly in collaboration with many other institutes from all parts of the world. The closest collaboration happens within experimental and theoretical groups at the KIT Center Particle and Astroparticle Physics (KCETA).

Currently the main research topics at ETP are:

CMS Detektor
Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment

Many of the groups at our institute contribute to the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland.

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Belle II Detektor
Belle II Experiment

This experiment at the japanese research center KEK is one of the largest factories for B mesons.

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AUGER Detektor
Pierre Auger Observatory

The Pierre Auger observatory in Argenina investigates cosmic radiation at ultra high energies.

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Ice Cube

The IceCube observatory at the southpole is one of the largest neutrino teleskopes in the world.

more about IceCube
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Direct Search for Dark Matter

The search for Dark Matter is currently one of the biggest questions in physics. These experiments will help us find questions!

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Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino (KATRIN) Experiment

What is the mass of the electron neutrino? This is where we are looking for answers - here at KIT!

more about KATRIN
Computing - GridKa

Computing has a central role at our institute.

more about GridKa