The Program "Matter and the Universe" at KIT

The program Matter and the Universe is a major pillar of the KIT Center Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics, KCETA. It is embedded within the structure of the Helmholtz-Association and pursues program oriented research in the research field matter.


Program Spokesperson (Helmholtz-level)
Prof. Dr. Ralph Engel (IAP)

Program Spokesperson (KIT-level)
Prof. Dr. Ralph Engel (IAP)
Dr. Andreas Haungs (IAP), Deputy

Program Management (Helmholtz-level)
Dr. Andreas Haungs (IAP)
Dr. Bianca Keilhauer (IAP)

Program Management (KIT-level)
Dr. Bianca Keilhauer (IAP)
Dr. Roman Hiller (IAP)


The following KIT-institutes contribute to the research program Matter and the Universe:

  • Institute for Astroparticle Physics (IAP) and the Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe (TLK)
  • Institute for Data Processing and Electronics (IPE)
  • Institute for Technical Physics (ITEP)
  • Institute of Experimental Particle Physics (ETP)
  • Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP)
  • Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics (TTP)
  • Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)