Pearl Sandick is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the College of Science at the University of Utah. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Theory Group at the University of Texas at Austin before moving to Utah in 2011. Professor Sandick is a theoretical particle physicist studying physics beyond the Standard Model, including possible explanations for the dark matter in the Universe. In addition to her research, she’s passionate about teaching, mentoring students, and science communication. She has given a TEDx talk, been interviewed on KCPW’s Cool Science Radio and NPR’s Science Friday, and has been recognized for her research, teaching, and mentoring work as a University of Utah Presidential Scholar and winner of the Linda K. Amos Award. Professor Sandick has served on the American Physical Society (APS) Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, as the Chair of the National Organizing Committee for the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiPs), and as Chair of the APS Four Corners Section.

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