The Institute for Astroparticle Physics (IAP) at a Glance
Research of the Institute for Astroparticle Physics addresses fundamental puzzles of nature at the frontiers of science, where cosmology, astrophysics, and elementary particle physics meet. In collaboration with international research institutions, the IAP conducts fundamental experimental research in the fields of particle and astroparticle physics.
In large international experiments we examine the nature and origin of cosmic rays, properties of neutrinos, and the composition of dark matter.
Our projects are embedded in the programme Matter and the Universe, part of the HGF association’s research field Matter.
Direct determination of the neutrino massThe KATRIN experiment
Operation of KATRIN tritium sourceThe Tritium Laboratory Karlsruhe (TLK)
Cosmic rays at highest energiesAuger group at IAP
The South Pole neutrino observatoryIceCube group at IAP
Experiments on direct Dark Matter searchDark Matter group at IAP
Theoretical models and interpretation of experimental resultsTheoretical Astroparticle Physics at IAP
Phenomenology of elementary particlesTheoretical Particle Physics at IAP
Search for dark matter in the hidden-photon sector using a large spherical mirrorThe FUNK experiment
Cherenkov-radio hybrid measurements of ultra-high energy cosmic raysThe Tunka-Rex experiment
An air shower simulations programCORSIKA website
Public data centre for high-energy astroparticle physics based on KASCADE dataKCDC website