Theoretical Particle Physics at Colliders

Prof. Andreas Weiler

Research Field

The aim of our work is to develop plausible theories that address the problems of the Standard Model and to derive signatures, which can be tested at experiments like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The central question is the nature of electro-weak symmetry breaking, and the properties of the Higgs particle, which is central to the whole enterprise. The properties of the electroweak symmetry breaking sector remain nebulous, and yet there is no doubt their influence is crucial in many areas of physics such as flavour and CP violation, early Universe cosmology and dark-matter.

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James-Franck-Str. 1/I
85748 Garching b. München

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Colliding new physics theories

The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva has restarted its operation at a center of mass energy of 13 TeV. The main purpose for building the LHC is to discover new interactions beyond those of the Standard Model. So far, no new particles - aside from the Higgs boson - have been found. But there is a long future during which the LHC will accumulate a data set about 100 times larger than the current one.

In this thesis, the methods used to search for new particles will be developed using a couple of illustrative examples. Of particular theoretical interest are the implications of existing experimental searches on extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics. Optionally, an existing experimental analysis will be implemented and recast in a new physics model like supersymmetry.

Prerequisites: basic relativistic kinematics, basic knowledge of the Standard Model of particle physics, some affinity with computer programming (e.g. c, c++, python).

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Andreas Weiler

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Collider Reach
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik)
Themensteller(in): Andreas Weiler
Littlest Higgs Model with T-Parity
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik)
Themensteller(in): Andreas Weiler
SO(7)/SO(6) Composite Higgs Model
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik)
Themensteller(in): Andreas Weiler

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?