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Flip Tanedo is an assistant professor in theoretical physics at the University of California, Riverside. His research focuses on models and signatures of physics beyond the Standard Model, including dark matter, supersymmetry, and extra dimensions. His creative thinking is often done while swimming or stuck in traffic.

  • UCI Chancellor's Advance Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 - 2015
  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, 2010 - 2012
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2006 - 2011
  • Marshall Scholarship, 2006 - 2008


  • Dark Matter
  • Supersymmetry
  • Composite Higgs
  • Extra Dimensions
  • Phenomenology
  • Astro/cosmo-particle


  • PhD in Physics, 2013

    Cornell University

  • MSc in Physics, 2008

    Durham University / IPPP

  • MASt in Mathematics, 2007

    Cambridge University

  • BS in Physics & Mathematics, 2008

    Stanford University

I am interested in the many ways in which we may probe new physics, including the use of colliders, underground experiments, astrophysics, nuclear physics, and cosmology.


Students interested in working with me should contact me directly.

Research Program

My primary research focus is understanding how new forces may connect dark matter and ordinary matter.


The theoretical scaffolding of particle physics relates different experimental handles for testing these models. In turn, hints of new particles may first manifest themselves in astronomical observations not traditionally in the real of high-energy physics.

The pressing question that the Large Hadron Collider was built to answer is why the Higgs boson is so surprisingly light. The possible answers include ideas such as supersymmetry and extra dimensions/compositeness. While the so-called Higgs Hierarchy Problem remains a mystery, these ideas may find new life applied to our struggle to understand the dark sector.

Prospective Students

Graduate students interested in working with me should review these lectures.

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Here are some recent and upcoming courses that I am teaching.

P177 Computational Physics ( Spring 2018 )
P165 Introduction to Particle Physics ( Winter 2018 )
P231 Methods of Theoretical Physics ( Fall 2017 )

Here are some past courses. Older courses are being uploaded, contact me if you need old content.





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  • Office Hours: Monday 1:30 to 2:30pm