Director, Monash Node, ARC Center of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Tera-scale
Qualifications Ph.D. Theoretical Particle Physics, Michigan State University, 1999
Location ?, Clayton Campus
Phone 990 20328
Likelihood map for a slice in the parameter space of the minimal supergravity motivated model (mSuGra). The green regions are allowed by dark matter and all other experimental measurements. (H. Baer and C. Balazs, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 0305:006 2003).
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I am a theoretical particle physicist interested in the cosmic connections between the largest and the smallest: the Universe and the elementary particles it's made of. I try to understand why the Universe is made of matter, seek to shed light on the particles that dark matter consists of, and attempt to find out what dark energy is. My research is closely connected to the Large Hadron Collider, the LHC , the highest energy experiment ever built. Theories that I have worked on will largely be tested by the LHC and by astrophysical experiments searching for dark matter particles.
Research keywords: Higgs boson, supersymmetry, grand unification, extra dimensions, dark matter, baryogenesis