Mass, Spectrum, Symmetry: Particle Physics in the Era of the Large Hadron Collider

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The Research Training Group is a collaboration between HU Berlin, TU Dresden and the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron at Zeuthen and is hosted and coordinated by HU Berlin.

In addition to the broad spectrum of research groups involved, the Research Training Group features a large number of junior researchers.


The challenges emerging from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) require close integration and communication among the different experimental and theoretical working areas of elementary particle and astro-particle physics.

The key goal of the Research Training Group is to bring together the broad experimental and theoretical expertise in Berlin, Dresden and Zeuthen and to restore the common character of elementary particle and astro-particle physics to their place at the core of doctoral candidates’ education. All experimental groups are linked by their participation in the ATLAS experiment at LHC and their search for new topics of research being generated there.

The activities at LHC are ideally complemented by involvement in astro-particle physics experiments such

as Ice-Cube, VERITAS, Magic, H.E.S.S. and in future CTA. The unifying theme of the theoretical groups is relativistic quantum field theory, which is treated perturbatively and numerically, as well as in its generalizations within the context of string theory.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Technische Universität generalisations Prof. Dr Heiko Lacker Dr Martin zur Nedden

Large Hydron Collider, elementary particle physics, astro-particle physics

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Heiko Lacker
Coordinator: Dr. Martin zur Nedden
HU Berlin
Institute of Physics
RTG 1504/2
Newtonstraße 15
12489 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 20937630
Deadlines: calls and deadlines vary
Places: 36
Scholarships: 16 (in Berlin and Dresden)