Physics of Fundamental Interactions


Research Overview

While the Standard Model has been tremendously successful in describing the fundamental constituents of matter and their interactions, a number of puzzles, some the result of observations and others deriving from theoretical analysis, provide tantalizing hints of what may lay behind.   In fact, one may argue that a true revolution similar to the one that unveiled quantum mechanics could be just beyond the horizon.   Today, the experimental study of these topics can make use of many tools from nuclear and particle physics, condensed matter, interferometry with photons and atoms, low temperature physics, and AMO.  Small-scale experiments, utilizing creative ideas and unusual arrangements may represent our best chance of prying open the door to great discoveries.

Research Faculty

William M. and Jane D. Fairbank Postdoctoral Fellowship