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Officers:

Director - Greg Taylor
Associate Director - Ylva Pihlström

Members:

Rouzbeh Allahverdi
Darcy Barron
Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine
Diana Dragomir
Huaiyu (Mike) Duan
P.A. (Trish) Henning
Dinesh Loomba
John T. McGraw
Ylva Pihlström
Richard J. Rand
Gregory Taylor

Associate Members:

Hèlène Dickel
John Dickel
Jayce Dowell
Jess Dowell
Frank Schinzel
Kevin Stovall
Ken Obenberger
Stephen White

Rouzbeh Allahverdi, Professor

 
Research Interests:

My research interests are at the conflunece of cosmology/astrophysics and particle physics. Over the past few years we have entered the era of "Precision Cosmology". This has led to the emergence of a "Standard Cosmological Model" which describes the universe and its evolution from the earliest moments to the present state, in agreement with observations, by a few parameters. A very important question is how these parameters can be explained by microphysics. This inevitably requires particles and interactions beyond the "Standard Model of Particle Physics". We are on the verge of probing this new physics directly, most notably at the large hadron collider (LHC). My current research focuses on inflation, dark matter and matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe, and their embedding within models of high energy physics that can be tested in the upcoming experiments.

Greg Taylor: gbtaylor@unm.edu | 505.277.3166  OR   Rich Rand: rjr@phys.unm.edu | 505.277.2073
University of New Mexico Department of Physics and Astronomy
MSC07 4220 - 1919 Lomas Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001