I spend a lot of time thinking about dark matter.
I grew up in Los Angeles and studied math and physics at Stanford. I did masters degrees in Cambridge and the IPPP at Durham, then completed my Ph.D at Cornell. After postdoc at UC Irvine, I am now an assistant professor at UCR.
I fell in love with physics after reading The Physics of Star Trek and continue to value science communication in its many forms.
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.
PhD in Physics, 2013
MSc in Physics, 2008
Durham University / IPPP
MASt in Mathematics, 2007
BS in Physics & Mathematics, 2008
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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.
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Here are some recent and upcoming courses that I am teaching.
Here are some past courses. Older courses are being uploaded, contact me if you need old content.