Particle Physics

Center for Theoretical Physics 

Many research opportunities are available in elementary particle physics at Berkeley, with additional opportunities available via strong connections with LBNL. Theoretical work spans the full range of energy scales, from particle spectroscopy, perturbative QCD, and related phenomenology to studies of grand unification theories, supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theories, and general gauge theories of strong and electroweak interactions. Experimental activities at Fermilab and at the nearby Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) examine important aspects of electroweak symmetry breaking. CP violation, and the physics of the heavy b and t quarks. Non-accelerator experiments study neutrinos and rare processes. Detector development is being done for these projects, and in preparation for experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Physics Faculty

    Theorists
     Mina Aganagic
     Korkut Bardakci (E)
     Raphael Bousso
     Geoffrey Chew (E)
     Mary K. Gaillard (E)
     Ori J. Ganor
     Lawrence J. Hall
     Martin B. Halpern (E)
     Petr Horava
     J.D. Jackson (E)
     Stanley Mandelstam (E)
     Hitoshi Murayama
     Yasunori Nomura
     Mahiko Suzuki (E)
     Bruno Zumino (E)

Experimentalists
     Beate Heinemann
     Robert G. Jacobsen
     Yury G. Kolomensky
     Kam-Biu Luk
     Gabriel Orebi Gann
     Marjorie D. Shapiro
     James L. Siegrist
     Herbert M. Steiner (E)
     Mark Strovink (E)

     E = Emeritus

Special facilities and activities include:
     Atlas Experiment
     BaBar Experiment
     CDF Experiment
     Center for Theoretical Physics
     D0 Experiment
     Daya Bay Experiment
     KamLand Experiment
     SLAC E158 Experiment