Rouven Essig


I am an Assistant Professor of Physics at the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, USA.

Research: Theoretical Particle Physics

  1. Search for new GeV-scale dark forces

  2. LHC Phenomenology

  3. Dark Matter

  4. Supersymmetry, Supersymmetry Breaking




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Current Teaching:

  1. PHY 612: Theoretical Particle Physics, Fall 2015

Some selected activities:

  1. Exotic Decays of the 125 GeV Higgs boson.

  2. Co-spokesperson of the Aʹ EXperiment (APEX) at Jefferson Laboratory: A Search for a New GeV-scale Vector Boson A’ Decaying to e+e-; since Dec. 2009.

  3. Member of the Heavy Photon Search (HPS) Collaboration, which will also conduct a search for an A’ at Jefferson Laboratory; since Dec. 2010.

  4. Affiliated Scientist with the Fermi-LAT Collaboration; since Aug. 2009.

  5. Co-organizer of the LHC New Physics Working Group.

  6. Public Talk on The Hunt for Dark Matter at Stony Brook’s Astronomy Open Night

  7. Workshop Organizer, Co-convener, or on Advisory Committee:

  8. SLAC workshop, “Searches for New Forces at the GeV-scale”, Sept. 24-26, 2009.

  9. Jefferson Lab workshop, “Searching for a New Gauge Boson at JLab”, Sept. 20-21, 2010.

  10. SLAC workshop, “Topologies for Early LHC Searches”, Sept. 22-25, 2010.

  11. Co-convener of the “Hidden Sector Photons, Axions, and WISPs” working group at the Intensity Frontier Workshop, Rockville, MD, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2011.

  12. Aspen summer workshop New Particle Physics at the LHC and its Connection to Dark Matter, Aug,12-Sept.9, 2012.

  13. International Advisory Committee, Dark Forces Searches at Colliders, Frascati National Laboratories of INFN, Frascati, Italy, Oct. 16-19, 2012.

  14. Co-convener of the New, light, weakly-coupled particles subgroup of the Intensity Frontier group at Snowmass 2013, Minneapolis, MN, USA, July 29 - Aug. 6, 2013.

  15. BNL workshop, Dark Interactions: Perspective from Theory and Experiment, June 11-13, 2014.