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David William Casper
Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy
dcasper@uci.edu
(949) 312-1864
Designed a new particle detector called FASER that may life the veil on one of the Universe's most elusive mysteries: dark matter. “We’re gambling on something where, if we do win, it’ll be a big, big win," Casper said.
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Jonathan Lee Feng
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy
jlf@uci.edu
(949) 824-9821
Feng's helping lead the UCI FASER particle detector project at CERN. It's a new project, and, if it's successful, it could subvert the standard model of physics.
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Timothy M Tait
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Physics & Astronomy
ttait@uci.edu
(949) 824-3695
Tait studies particle physics and cosmology, with an eye on the possible existence of a so-called "fifth force," which, if found, could turn the whole field of physics on its head.
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Nobel laureate David MacMillan, Ph.D. ’96, (right) visits UCI in May, enabling a reunion with his Ph.D. advisor Larry Overman, UCI Distinguished Professor emeritus, and Vy Dong, UCI professor of chemistry, who was advised by MacMillan at UC Berkeley and the California Institute of Technology.
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