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Theoretical particle physics at DESY
Foto: Heiner Müller-Elsner/DESY

Without theoretical foundation, the best experiment would be worthless. Only by working closely together can theorists and experimentalists pierce the mysteries of nature and work out a comprehensive theory of all particles and forces. Theorists at DESY explore the Standard Model of particle physics, which very successfully describes the fundamental building blocks of our world and the forces acting between them. Nevertheless, it leaves essential questions unanswered. Where does the mass come from? What is dark matter made of? What happened right after the big bang? Are there any extra dimensions? The DESY theorists investigate various possibilities to extend the Standard Model and embed it within a comprehensive theory that provides answers to these questions.

In addition, the theorists at DESY-Zeuthen perform research in frame of the John von Neumann Institute Computing NIC on quantum filed theories formulated on space-time lattices aimed at solving problems in elementary particle physics.

 

DESY/Hamburg

DESY/Zeuthen

Group leader
(Deputy)

Markus Diehl -3447
(Volker Schomerus -2419)

Johannes Blümlein -7311

NIC-Group

 

Karl Jansen -7286
(Rainer Sommer) -7411

Secretariat

theorie.sekretariat@desy.de
         Guerrero, Cristina -3590
         Henning, Inna -1493
         Herrmann, Julia -2413

Christiane John -7507
Fax: -7419

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