Torben Ferber is professor for particle physics
at the Institute for experimental particle physics (ETP)
at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Physics Research

My group focuses on searches for feebly interacting particles at the intensity frontier with the Belle II experiment in Japan. This includes searches for dark photons decaying into light dark matter, searches for axion-like particles (ALPs), and searches for long-lived particles (LLPs). We are also working on flavour physics in B decays and on precision measurements needed for the hadronic vacuum polarization (HVP) corrections for the anomalous magnetic moment g-2 of the muon. My team is responsible for the reconstruction software of the Belle II electromagnetic calorimeter, and they are active in R&D work towards real time pulse shape analysis in anorganic scintillators. We are developing real-time algorithms including machine learning for tracking detectors and calorimeters for multi-GPUs, FPGAs, and ACAPs. You can find a list of my publications on INSPIRE or ORCID.
(Image: © S. Takahashi)


More information for students on lectures and seminars can be found here.

Open positions

We are always looking for talented and motivated KIT students that are interested in a BSc and MSc thesis in our group: more information

Please contact me if you are interested in a PhD thesis in my group.


Prof. Dr. Torben Ferber (he/him)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Experimental Particle Physics (ETP)
Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1
Building 30.23
76131 Karlsruhe


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