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Particle Physics

The recent announcement of the discovery of the Higgs Boson rocked the world. The Higgs Boson is the particle within the Standard Model of Particle Physics that gives mass to all other particles. While the discovery of the Higgs Boson does solve one problem of particle physics, there are many problems yet unsolved. Particle physics research at the University of Utah is investigating physics beyond the standard model. Researchers are using connections between theoretical particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics, solving strong interactions of quarks and gluons through numerical simulation, and working on various problems in the frontier of theoretical physics including particle theory, condensed matter theory and mathematical physics.


Listed alphabetically by last name.

Carleton DeTar

Carleton DeTar

Interactions of quarks gluons.


Pearl Sandick

Pearl Sandick

Dark matter; particle astrophysics cosmology; supersymmetry phenomenology; physics beyond the standard model


 Yong-Shi Wu

Theoretical particle physics, condensed matter theory mathematical physics.

Yue Zhao 

High energy phenomenology with a focus on new physics beyond the standard model (SM).

Last Updated: 4/7/20