Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics
Connecting Ideas

The Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics (BCTP) is a joint enterprise of theoretical physicists and mathematicians at various institutes associated with the University of Bonn. It serves as a hub for connecting ideas from a broad spectrum of scientific areas in the spirit of its eponym - Hans Bethe. Click here for more information.

News & Events
Leibniz Prize for Catharina Stroppel

Prof. Dr. Catharina Stroppel receives the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for her outstanding work in representation theory.

ERC Grant for Claude Duhr

Prof. Claude Duhr of the Bethe Center wins a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant for his research project "LoCoMotive" (Loop Corrections from the Theory of Motives)

ERC Grant for Ulf-G. Meißner

The EU funds the project EXOTIC (Emergent Complexity from Strong Interactions) of Prof. Ulf-G. Meißner with an ERC Advanced Grant.

Science Award for Don Zagier

The Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award 2021 is awarded jointly to Don Zagier and Benedict Gross.

Bethe Colloquium by Gia Dvali
Wegelerstr. 10, 53115 ...
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
"tba [Exceptional time]" - For further details, follow the link in the "Additional Information" category.
Bethe Forum: Long-Lived Particles
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09:00 AM
"Long-Lived Particles" - For further details, follow the link in the "Additional Information" category.

Bethe Formats

The Bethe Center organizes the following regular events.

Forum Romanum
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Bethe Forums

World experts come together in our Bethe Forums to discuss cutting edge research topics and to initiate and foster collaborations.

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© Frank Homann/Universität Bonn

Bethe Colloquia

The Bethe colloquium sheds light on a topic of joined interest and is given by a leading figure in the respective field.

© Florian Loebbert

Bethe Lecture Series

Topical lecture series complement the activities at the Bethe Center. Typically these address students and researchers at the same time.

Research at the Bethe Center

The Bethe Center is home to researchers from a broad spectrum of topics in physics and mathematics.

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High Energy Physics

The theory of elementary particles explores the most fundamental building blocks of nature.

© Colourbox/Kiyoshi Takahase Segundo

Hadron & Nuclear Physics

The strong force governs the building blocks of nuclei which are composed of quarks and gluons.

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Condensed Matter Physics

The properties of matter are derived from the physics of its constituents.

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Mathematics and physics are deeply connected and keep inspiring each other.

Strings Abstract
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 Mathematical Physics & Strings

Elementary strings provide a fascinating model of particles and a source for mathematical insight.

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Astroparticle Physics

The intersection of astro- and particle physics  represents an intriuging research area.

Organization of the Bethe Center

Directors and Manager

The Bethe Center is led by its board of directors and its scientific manager.

Prof. U.-G. Meißner (Director)

Prof. A. Klemm (Associate Director)

Prof. C. Stroppel (Associate Director)

Dr. F. Loebbert (Scientific Manager)

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee meets regularly to discuss recent developments and next steps.

Prof. M. Drees

Prof. H. Dreiner

Prof. C. Duhr

Prof. A. Klemm

Prof. J. Kroha

Prof. U.-G. Meißner

Prof. H. Monien

Prof. H. P. Nilles

Prof. C. Stroppel

Prof. C. Urbach

Prof. D. Zagier

Advisory Board

Leading experts from all over the world provide external advice on future plans for the Bethe Center.

Prof. J. Gasser (Bern) 

Prof. J. Kim (Seoul)

Prof. D. Lüst (München)

Prof. A. Millis (New York)

Prof. F. Otto (Leipzig) 

Prof. S. Raby (Columbus)


Click here for contact details concerning the Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics.

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