Expertise: Condensed matter theory; nonequilibrium statistical mechanics; emergent phenomena such as phase transitions and pattern formation in far-from-equilibrium complex fluids including granular materials, self-propelled particles and other active materials.
Expertise: Interactions of fundamental particles at the highest possible energy. Development and operation of the Atlas Experiment on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN with the Brandeis experimental high-energy physics group.
Expertise: High-energy proton-proton collisions in the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, properties of the Higgs boson, search for new physics beyond the Standard Model, including lepton-flavor violation, excited leptons, and left-right symmetric models.
Expertise: Condensed matter theory, especially systems far from equilibrium; glassy dynamics in supercooled liquids; granular media and the jamming of granular flows; modeling the dynamical instability in microtubules.
Expertise: Complex fluids and biological physics; understanding and controlling the self-assembly of matter on a colloidal length scale; assembly, phase transitions and dynamics of colloidal systems under nonequilibrium conditions.
Expertise: Complex fluids, soft condensed matter, biological physics, active matter, physics of multicellular tissues
Expertise: Complex fluids; interparticle interactions and phase transitions in colloidal suspensions; entropy driven disorder-to-order transitions; physics of protein crystallization and the development of microfluidic-based, high-throughout crystallization devices.
Expertise: Application of statistical mechanics, modern computational techniques, and theory to problems in biology and condensed matter physics; assembly of viral capsids and other large protein complexes; pattern formation in collections of internally driven particles; effects of molecular chirality on large-scale structure.
Expertise: String theory and related areas of quantum field theory, general relativity and geometry; elliptic numerical relativity; quantum information theory and its relation to holography and quantum gravity.
Expertise: Condensed matter theory and quantitative biology; application of condensed matter physics models to problems in molecular and cell biology such as regulation of gene expression and chromosome structure.
Expertise: Quantum field theory; string theory and their applications to particle physics, cosmology and quantum gravity; interface between theoretical physics and mathematics, especially algebraic geometry; application of quantum field theory to condensed matter physics.
Expertise: Experimental Dark Matter (DM) searches and DM phenomenology; DM searches with the LZ experiment and at the LHC, interdisciplinary combination of DM measurements and models. Hardware developments for the LZ detector.
Expertise: Complex fluids and biological physics; programmable self-assembly of soft materials; colloidal interactions and phase transitions; DNA nanotechnology; self-organization of active matter; optical trapping and single-molecule science.
Expertise: Experimental high-energy physics group; Higgs boson properties; searches for physics beyond the Standard Model (Exotics); Dark Matter searches at the LHC; reconstruction and calibration of the ATLAS muon system.
Expertise: Dark Energy, Cosmology and Astrophysics with the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).
Expertise: Astrophysics group. Polarization-sensitive observations of extragalactic radio sources, using the Very Large Array and the Very Long Baseline Array of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Observations of X-ray–emitting jets in quasars with the Chandra Observatory.
Teaching and Adjunct Faculty
Expertise: High Energy Physics (HEP) group. Design, manufacture, and testing of optoelectronic devices for the ATLAS detector at CERN, Switzerland. The HEP electronics shop focuses on low-power, radiation-tolerant, high-reliability circuit designs for precision metrology.
Expertise: Quantum theory of fields, elementary particles, gravitation, supergravity, strings.
Expertise: Experimental high-energy physics
Expertise: K-12 science and environmental education, teacher training, curriculum research
Expertise: Liquid crystals, colloids, polymers
Expertise: Galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, radio astronomy, theoretical astrophysics
Expertise: Quantum field theory, conformal field theory and the theory of strings; testing M-theory by comparison of its predictions with known results of N=2 Seiberg-Witten supersymmetric gauge theories.