The research of the THEP group deals with various aspects of the fundamental interactions of nature and of the inner structure of elementary particles. It ranges from perturbative quantum field theory, as applied to hadron physics, within the framework of quantum chromodynamics, and to electroweak interactions of quarks and leptons, to extensions of Yang-Mills gauge theories within non-commutative geometry and nonperturbative quantum gravity.
Research in phenomenological particle physics centers on perturbative quantum field theory at the level of two loops, on the physics of hadrons containing heavy quarks, and on the physics of charged leptons and their neutrinos. On a more theoretical side, it covers algebraic Yang-Mills-Higgs theories, and their quantization, as well as their application to particle physics. Further activities concern three-body problems in quantum physics, formal aspects of quantum perturbation theory, the inverse scattering problem, and impedance tomography.
- Postal address
Institut für Physik
55099 Mainz / Germany
- Visitors address
55128 Mainz / Germany
- +49–6131–39 24 611
How to visit us…
- …by train
If you arrive by train at Mainz Hauptbahnhof (main train station) take the bus number 54, 55, 58 or 68 (direction “Universität”, not “Uni-Kliniken”!) and get off at the stop “Friedrich-von-Pfeiffer Weg” (3rd stop). You can buy a ticket for 1.40€ from the bus driver. Tell him where you want to go and that this corresponds to no more than three stops in order to get that cheap rate: The ride from the railway station to the University is a “Kurzstrecke”, meaning short-distance ride. Cross the Saarstraße, on the pedestrian bridge close to the bus stop and follow the path marked in red on the map in the direction to Staudinger Weg 7 (near the Mensa). Take the elevator to the 3rd floor or the 4th floor, depending on whom you want to meet.
During the lecture session, you can also take bus number 69 (“Campus-Linie”) which brings you through the campus and stops closer to the institute. Price: 2.20€.
- …by car
- Leave the Autobahn A60 at the “Finthen” exit in direction “Saarstraße/Innenstadt”. Follow the sign to “Universität”. Park your car on the parking lot of the University and follow the path marked in green on the map to Staudinger Weg 7 (near the Mensa). Take the elevator to the 3rd floor or the 4th floor, depending on whom you want to meet.