Assistant professor, Department of Physics
areas of expertise: theoretical particle physics, large hadron collider, physics beyond the standard model
Jesse Thaler is a theoretical particle physicist whose current research focus is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment at CERN. The LHC will explore physics beyond the standard model, addressing a number of outstanding questions in fundamental physics, including the origin of mass, the nature of dark matter, the apparent weakness of gravity and the symmetry structure of our universe. In his research, Thaler aims to maximize the discovery potential of the LHC by proposing new theoretical frameworks and studying their LHC implications.
Thaler joined the MIT Department of Physics in 2010 and is currently a member of the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT. From 2006 to 2009, he was a fellow at the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD in physics from Harvard University in 2006, and his ScB in math/physics from Brown University in 2002.
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