High Energy Physics

PEOPLE

• Theoretical investigations of specific observables and processes in the standard model (SM) and beyond the SM

- precision tests of the SM at low and intermediate energies
- hadronic form factors, heavy baryons
- spectroscopy of scalar mesons
- neutrino physics
- implementation of theoretical models in event generators

• Nonperturbative aspects of gauge field theories

- use of causality and unitarity in phenomenological studies
- behavior of all order quantities in quantum field theories
- discretizations of field theories
- physical processes in strong external electromagnetic fields

• Structural aspects of classical and quantum field theories

- gauge invariance and anomalies in the causal approach
- nonlocal field theories in reduced dimensionality and solvable models
- noncommutative and random tensor models in three and four dimensions
- continuum limit of discrete theories and relevance for quantum gravity

• Symmetries and conservations laws as basic tools in the investigation of physical systems

- generalized symmetries on curved spaces
- symmetry analysis of physical processes in external fields
- general formalisms for the description of dynamics
- singularities in general relativity and cosmological models

• Beyond the standard model and phenomenology of supersymmetric models

- supersymmetric models
- alternatives to the supersymmetric versions of the SM
- the naturalness problem
- dark matter models

• String theory in particle physics and cosmology

- string and F- theory model building
- flux and orbifold compactifications, effective supergravity theories
- moduli stabilization, supersymmetry breaking
- nonperturbative effects, grand unification, models of inflation.

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