About me

Picture of Rouven Essig I am a Professor of Physics at the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, USA.

I am a particle physicist. This means that I study the fundamental building blocks of matter (particles) and their interactions (forces), and how they shape our Universe. You can learn more about my research here .

I was born and grew up in South Africa. My undergraduate education took place at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. I received my PhD in 2008 from Rutgers University and was a Research Associate at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University from 2008 to 2011, before joining the faculty at Stony Brook University in 2011.

You can learn more about me from my CV.