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

Physics Research

My group focuses on flavour physics in B-meson decays and on searches for feebly interacting particles at the intensity frontier with the Belle II experiment in Japan, future beam dump experiments at CERN, and the proposed LUXE experiment at DESY and the European Free Electron Laser (XFEL). My team is responsible for the reconstruction software of the Belle II electromagnetic calorimeter and we are developing (real-time) algorithms including machine learning for tracking detectors and calorimeters.

Find out more about our research here.

(Image: © S. Takahashi)


We are teaching undergraduate courses on programming and statistics as well as graduate courses on general particle physics, advanced courses on flavour physics, and courses on modern methods of data analysis at the KIT physics department.

More information for students on future, ongoing, or past lectures and seminars can be found here.

(Image: © T. Ferber)

Open positions and thesis topics

We are always looking for talented and motivated KIT students that are excited about particle physics, artificial intelligence, or (big) data analysis. Find out about possible BSc and MSc topics and work with us!

Please contact me directly if you are interested in a PhD thesis in my group or if you are looking for a post doctoral position.

Science communication and outreach

We are communicating our research to experts at national and international conferences and seminars, but also to the general public at various outreach events via presentations, interactive masterclasses, immersive VR experiences, or via playful mini-LEGO models.

Learn more about our activties here.


Prof. Dr. Torben FERBER (he/him)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Experimental Particle Physics (ETP)
Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1
Building 30.23, Room 9-7
76131 Karlsruhe

✆ +49(0)721 608-47378

office hours: by appointment only