# Research areas

A broad field of topics in particle physics is open to doctoral candidates of the IMPRS EPP. The participating research groups are engaged with physics beyond the Standard Model: How did dark matter come into being? Does supersymmetry exist? How can the excess of matter in the universe be explained?

These questions are, on the one hand, being delineated with theoretical calculations and models, while on the other hand scientists are working toward making phenomena that theory predicts “visible” by means of experimental facilities.

Here you can get an overview of all research groups and experimental facilities with which you will be able to find topics for your doctoral work.

## Theoretical Particle Physics

### MPP

- Innovative calculation methods in particle physics
- Quantum field theory and scattering amplitudes
- String theory
- Theoretical astroparticle physics

### LMU

- High-energy physics, mathematical physics
- String theory
- Theoretical astroparticle physics and cosmology
- Theoretical particle physics

### TUM

- Elementary particle physics
- Theoretical (astro-)particle physics
- Theoretical elementary particle physics
- Theoretical particle and nuclear physics
- Theoretical physics of the early universe
- Theory of the strong interaction