Yuri Shirman

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Professor, Physics & Astronomy
School of Physical Sciences

Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz, 1997, Physics

Phone: (949) 242-0313
Fax: (949) 824-2174
Email: yshirman@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
3123 Frederick Reines Hall
Mail Code: 4575
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Theoretical Particle Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Beyond the Standard Model Physics
Research Abstract
I work on a broad range of topics in the elementary particle physics focusing on physics beyond the Standard Model. The upcoming experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN are widely expected to discover new physical phenomena and shed light on origin of mass and origin of energy scales in particle physics. In my research I study phenomenological extensions of the Standard Model, problems of electroweak symmetry breaking and gauge hierarchy (hierarchy between scales of electroweak interactions and Grand Unified or gravitational interactions). This includes topics such as perturbative and non-perturbative dynamics of quantum field theories; supersymmetry and mechanisms of supersymmetry breaking; quantum field theories in more than 4 spacetime dimensions.
Professional Society
American Physical Society
Other Experience
Staff Member
Los Alamos National Laboratory 2005—2006

Feynman Fellow
Los Alamos National Laboratory 2002—2005

Postdoctoral Researcher
California Institute of Technology 2000—2002

Postdoctoral Researcher
Princeton University 1997—2000

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