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Particle physics and cosmology

The main focus of the research is to understand the fundamental structure of elementary particle physics and gravity and to establish connections with observations performed at various scales, such as in collider or table-top lab experiments as well as in cosmological and astrophysical observations.

This includes:

  • understanding the quantum substructure of black holes and of cosmological space-times,
  • ultraviolet completion of the Standard Model and gravity,
  • building models beyond the Standard Model for addressing long-standing puzzles such as the hierarchy problem, origin of quark and lepton families, strong CP problem, origin of dark matter and dark energy, and microscopic origin of inflation.

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News releases


Where do the most important topics and trends in theoretical physics lie? This is the question to be pursued by internationally renowned experts at the symposium “New Developments in Theoretical Particle Physics.” The event takes place from May 18 to 20, 2016, at the Max Planck Institute for...

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Lena Funcke, Maximilian Totzauer and Sebastian Zell of the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) have been granted a special honor: Together with around 400 other young scientists from 80 countries, the two doctoral candidates will take part in the Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau from June 26 to...

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Group members

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Berezhiani, Lasha, Dr.

Scientist 581

Dvali, Georgi, Prof. Dr.

Director 306

Eisemann, Lukas

PhD Student

Funcke, Lena

PhD Student 334

Rug, Tehseen, Dr.

Scientist 334

Skliros, Dimitris

Scientist 531

Stirner, Tobias

PhD Student 517

Zell, Sebastian

PhD Student 334