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Associate Professor - C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics
Math Tower - 6-104
Stony Brook University
Office Phone 631-632-7969
twitter: @theory_dad

Research Related

Background and Research Interests:

I am currently an Associate Professor in the C.N. Yang Insititute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. I joined the YITP in 2009 after having completed my PhD in high energy theoretical physics from Cornell University in 2006 and spending time as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the Institute for Advanced Study. My research interests are focused mainly on physics beyond the Standard Model. I am interested in both phenomenological and theoretical aspects of new physics. Some recently investigated topics include Baryogenesis, Collider Physics, Dark Matter, Flavor Physics, Supersymmetry, and QCD resummation. In general, I am mostly interested in developing and applying Quantum Field Theory techniques to understand our universe.

The YITP has vibrant programs in both formal and phenomenological theory, and we have close connections to the Physics Department, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, and Brookhaven National Laboratory. With the support of the YITP and SCGP we hosted a major LHC workhsop (SEARCH), that is part of a series of workhsops I have organized with Michele Papucci and Raman Sundrum.

My research has been supported by the NSF as co-PI of NSF grant PHY-0653354, PI of the NSF CAREER award PHY-1056833, and most recently PHY-1620628.

As part of my research in the past, I devloped a monte carlo tool in collaboration with Matt Reece for simulating particle decays BRIDGE

YITP Postdocs and Students

The YITP is a large theory group and I have worked directly with several postdocs and students who have been part of the YITP, including some of whom I have supervised for their PhD. Contact me if you are interested in a position in our group.



  • Samuel Homiller*
  • Prerit Jaiswal (private industry)
  • Harikrishnan Ramani* (PhD 2017, Postdoc Berkeley)
  • Pin-Ju Tien* (PhD 2015, private industry)
  • Mao Zeng (postdoc UCLA)
  • *=my PhD student

CV and Papers:

Articles About Me/My Research:

  • A slightly overstated article from Scientific American about our research that David Curtin was quoted in.
  • An amusing article about me that ran in the W&M News (from The College of William & Mary my undergraduate institution)
  • A brief article in the Cornell Chronicle about my attendance at the 55th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students
  • My info from the US delegation website for the 55th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students

Lecture Courses Given

  • PHY 431: Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • PHY 610: Quantum Field Theory I
  • PHY 611: Quantum Field Theory II
  • PHY 613: Advanced Particle Physics
  • PHY 620: Modern General Relativity
  • PHY 680: Topics in Advanced Particle Physics

Office hours by appointment

Useful Links

inSPIRE New hep-ph New hep-th
New astro-ph New hep-ex Stony Brook Physics
Stony Brook Weather Particle Theory Rumor Mill Postdoc Rumor Mill

This page last updated October 2018

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