The KIT Center KCETA comprises:
- Institute for Experimental Nuclear Physics (EKP)
Experimental particle physics at high energy colliders at the European laboratory for particle physics CERN and at KEK in Japan; Astroparticle physics at the highest energies at KIT Campus North and at the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina; Search for dark matter underground with EDELWEISS and on the International Space Station with AMS-02; Measurement of the neutrino mass with KATRIN at KIT.
- Institute for Nuclear Physics (IKP)
Fundamental research in the fields of particle- and astrophysics in cooperation with international research institutions. Current projects are the air shower simulation CORSIKA, the direct dark matter search experiment EDELWEISS, the neutrino mass experiment KATRIN, the air shower experiments at the Pierre Auger Observatory and Tunka-Rex.
- Institute for Theoretical Nuclear Physics (TTP)
Collaborative research centre Transregio 9 "Computersecurity Theoretical Nuclear Physics".
- Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP)
Quantum Field Theory: Nonperturbative solutions, fundamental symmetries, quantum phase transitions, vacuum energy and cosmology.
Phenomenological High Energy Physics: Collider Physics, Program VBFNLO.
- Institute for Data Processing and Electronics (IPE)
KATRIN: control systems, data acquisition and detector development as well as coordination of superordinate tasks and the interfaces between the control systems of the partial experiments.
Pierre AUGER Observatory: Development, production and installation of the digital electronics for the fluorescence telescopes. This includes the development of a multi-level trigger system, its integration in the data acquisition, the installation of the LAN infrastructure and more.
AUGER-ACCESS: Auger-Access will allow worldwide access to the Pierre Auger Observatory by the development of remote control and remote monitoring functionalities.
- Institute for Micro- and Nanoelectronic systems (IMS)
Developement of new nanoelectronic solutions to solve challenges of the semiconductor industry and develop future test equipment. In particular we work on quantum electronics for the developement of devices, sensors and circuits.
- Institute for Technical Physics (ITEP)
Superconductivity and cryogenics and their applications. The activities span over the areas of nuclear fusion, electric power equipment and high field magnets. Developments of superconductors, especially high temperature superconductors, cryogenic components and the characterisation of lower temperature structure materials.
A new field in recent years are contributions in cryo-, vacuumtechnique and superconductivity to the large neutrino experiment KATRIN.
- Institute for Information Processing Technologies (ITIV)
Efforts for a continuous and, to a large extent, automated design process for Methods and Computer-Aided Design Tools. The applicability of the developed concepts is proven by the realization of electronic systems and microsystems. Typical Projects are from the fields automotive, medical technology, telecommunications, system on chip and sensors.
- Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)
Research, development and innovation in the fields of high performance computing (HPC), data intensive computing (DIC), and secure IT federations. As part of these activities SCC cooperates with partners from science and industry in Europe and beyond. SCC’s research focuses on scientific computing, modelling and simulation, large scale data management & analysis, grids, and cloud computing. Other priorities are cluster computing, innovative network technologies, IT security, medical technology, and virtualisation.
Participation in two programmes of the Helmholtz Association: "Supercomputing" and "Elementary Particle Physics".
- Institute for Technical Thermodynamic and Refrigeration (ITTK)
Research and development in refrigeration and cryogenics, in particular vapor compression and absorption cycles, mixed refrigerant circuits, measurement and modelling of phase equilibria, cryogenic separation techniques, liquid helium applications, cryogenic measurement techniques and cryogenic safety.
Laboratory for Applications of Synchrotron radiation (LAS)
Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS)
The accelerator team comprises a variety of expertise, represented by their members and distributed over LAS, IPS, and the ANKA accelerator complex consisting of the storage ring and its injector chain: electron gun, microtron and booster synchrotron. Student education in accelerator physics within LAS, as part of the Faculty of Physics, in addition to research projects located at the university and, within the department of Accelerator Research at IPS, at the research center of the Helmholtz Association, contributes to an accelerator development program covering a wide variety of topics.
The accelerator team also operates, maintains, and develops the ANKA accelerator complex and, currently, constructs a new linear accelerator FLUTE (Ferninfrarot Linac- Und Test Experiment) for ultrashort bunches to generate intense, short pulse, terahertz radiation.
The topics to investigate range from single and multi-particle beam dynamics and optics, design and study of new lattices for storage rings, accelerator devices such as undulators and wigglers, new modes of operation such as a low alpha mode for the production of short bunches and, subsequently, intense coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) in the far-infrared and terahertz region, bunch compression, new types of diagnostics for ultrashort electron bunches, ultrashort light pulses and terahertz radiation.