Theoretical particle physics

Theoretical particle physics is the development of models for describing fundamental particles and their interactions. This includes testing and refining the prevailing theory: the standard model. Theoretical particle physics can also include developing the computation tools required to analyse vast quantities of data produced from particle-collider experiments.

Latest Research and Reviews

News and Comment

  • Research Highlights |

    An article in Physical Review Letters introduces a quantum algorithm for the simulation of high energy radiative processes in particle collisions, which cannot be fully captured in classical probabilistic simulations.

    • Iulia Georgescu
  • Research Highlights |

    Writing in Physical Review Letters the XENON collaboration reports how it is pushing the limits of the XENON1T experiment, further constraining the regions where light dark matter could be lurking.

    • Iulia Georgescu
  • News & Views |

    The LHCb collaboration announced the observation of CP violation in the decays of the D0 meson, the lightest particle containing charm quarks, which might provide clues to why there is more matter than antimatter in the Universe.

    • Alexander Lenz
  • Comments & Opinion |

    The Large Hadron Collider has completed its second data-taking period. For the next two years, the accelerator will shut down and the experiments will undergo major upgrades. Here’s a take on our past achievements — and a preview of the future.

    • Niels Tuning
    Nature Physics 14, 1151-1153