Theoretical Physics

Researchers in the Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department advance the field of particle physics.

We are curious!

Working in concert with the experimental program, we pursue the major physics drivers of the field, including the Higgs boson, neutrinos, dark matter, and new theoretical frameworks. We develop and provide leading theoretical tools based on lattice QCD and perturbative QCD. We provide a uniquely stimulating environment for postdocs and students, and a hub for the U.S. particle theory community.



one-mass-box-integralWe develop and provide leading theoretical tools based on lattice QCD and perturbative QCD.

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Visiting us

Fermilab Distinguished Scholars
Summer Visitors’ Program

Upcoming events

March 30, 2017, 2:30 pm
Emmanuel Stamou, University of Chicago
The theory of Quantum Electrodynamics in three dimensions (QED3) has received considerable attention due to its applications in condensed matter physics and due to its similarities with stongly coupled QCD-like theories in four dimensions. QED3 is strongly coupled at energies close to the gauge coupling that in this case is dimensionfull. Whereas for a large... More »
March 31, 2017, 4:00 pm
Fermilab LDRD Speakers
Daniel Bowring, Dielectric Tuning of Cavities Bob Zwaska, Sinuous Target Angela Fava, Liquid Argon Charge Amplification Device Javier Tiffenberg, Low Energy Threshold Particle Detector

All seminars and events

Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar, Fridays at 4:00 p.m. in One West

Theoretical Physics Seminar, Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. in Curia II

Colloquium, Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in One West

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