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. This includes searches for dark photons decaying into light dark matter, searches for axion-like particles (ALPs), and searches for long-lived particles (LLPs). 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. We are also active in LUXE (Laser Und XFEL Experiment). LUXE is a new experiment that is currently being developed at DESY and the European Free Electron Laser (XFEL) to study the strong-field regime of quantum electro dynamics (QED). In the collisions of electrons and an optical laser, a beam of high energy photons is produced. We will use this photon beam to search for axion-like particles (ALPs). You can find a list of my publications on INSPIRE or ORCID.
(Image: © S. Takahashi)


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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 or if you are looking for a post doctoral position.


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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