Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik II
Emil-Hilb-Weg 22, Campus Hubland Nord, 97074 Würzburg
Other participating persons and organisations:
Research foci (and basic equipment-based research projects):
Particle Physics investigates the elementary building blocks of matter and
the fundamental forces in our universe. The present knowledge is comprised
in the standard model of the strong and electroweak interactions of leptons
and quarks. Mathematically, the standard model is a relativistic quantum
field theory based on gauge symmetries with spontaneous symmetry breaking.
The research projects of the group aim at developing perturbative as well
as nonperturbative quantum field theoretical methods, and deal with
applications of the standard model to precision calculations for
elementary processes which are being explored at high energy
particle accelerators. Moreover, extensions of the standard model are
investigated which concern central open questions such as the origin of
mass, the existence of a universal interaction, the role of supersymmetry,
and hidden space dimensions.
The desks of the scientists are equipped with powerful workstations or
modern PCs and connected to the clusters of the other groups at the
institute. A comprehensive library is at hand.