Physics Institute of Bonn University

Theory Department

Theoretical High Energy Physics

Hans-Peter Nilles

We work on topical questions in theoretical high enery physics: phyics of the standard model of the strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions and its supersymmetric extension. The question on the unification of the fundamental interactions plays a cental role. This leads to the investigation of GUTs (grand unified theories) and of superstring theories. Theoretical aspects of superstring theories, the dualities of the underlying M theory are studied in order to find a quantum mechanically description of gravity. These investigations show up possible consequences for the understanding of elementary particle physics at high energies as well as for astrophysics and the cosmology of the early universe.

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