Theoretical Physics Group
436 Physical Sciences Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: +1 607 255 4118
mp325 (at) cornell.edu
Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
Models of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking, including supersymmetry, extra dimensions, and extended gauge/global symmetries at the TeV scale.
Collider Phenomenology: searches for new physics at the Tevatron, LHC, and beyond.
Cosmological Applications of Particle Physics: dark matter, dark energy, inflation.
My CV (including publications list):
from the INSPIRE database.
Recent Research Talks
"EW Naturalness in Light of the LHC Data"
-- "Higgs Quo Vadis" Workshop, Aspen, March 2013.
"Dark Matter: Colliders and Direct Detection"
-- LCWS-12 Conference, Arlington TX, October 2012.
"(No) SUSY with 5 fb-1 at the LHC"
-- Opening talk at the BNL Workshop, May 2012.
"New Physics Searches with Boosted Tops"
-- NPKI Launching Workshop, Seoul, February 2012.
"Dark Matter Searches and Fine-Tuning in Supersymmetry"
-- Berkeley and Niels Bohr Institute seminars, PACIFIC-2011 symposium, September 2011.
"LHC Implications for SUSY: Light Stops?"
-- Linear Collider Workshop, Granada, Spain, September 2011.
Recent Pedagogical Talks/Lectures
"Collider Physics" lectures at Cargese, September 2012:
"Top Signatures of New Physics"
-- LEPP Journal Club, Cornell, February 2012.
"Basics of Collider Physics"
-- School on Strongly Coupled Physics Beyond the SM, ICTP, Trieste, January 2012.
"Physics Beyond the SM and LHC Searches"
-- Particle Phenomenology Ph.D. School, NBI, Copenhagen, October 2011.
"Introduction to Collider Physics"
-- TASI-09 lectures, Boulder CO, June 2009 (video and notes available)
Recent Public Talks
"The Higgs Boson: Why We Needed It, and How We Found It"
-- Cornell Institute for Physics Teachers (CIPT) Workshop, October 2012 (for high-school science teachers)
"Physics Beyond the Standard Model: Questions for the LHC"
-- Cornell Physics Colloqiuim, September 2008 (for non-particle physicists)
"The Standard Model and Beyond"
-- NYSS APS/AAPT Conference, Cornell, April 2008 (for high-school science teachers)
MC4BSM (Monte Carlo Tools for Beyond the Standard Model Physics) Workshops
- DESY, Hamburg, April 18-20, 2013.
- Cornell, March 22-24, 2012.
- Discovery Center/NBI, Copenhagen, April 14-16, 2010.
- UC Davis, April 3-4, 2009
- CERN, March 10-11, 2008
- Princeton, March 23-24, 2007
- Fermilab, March 20-21, 2006
, Top Quark Working Group, "New Particles Decaying to Tops" subgroup
Spring 2013 --
(Relativistic Quantum Field Theory II) [also Sp11, Sp12]
Fall 2012 -- Phys 3327 (Advanced E&M).
Fall 2010 --
(Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I) [also F04, F05, F06]
Spring 2010 -- Phys 4443 (Intermediate Quantum Mechanics) [also Sp2009]
Fall 2009 --
Fall 2008 -- Phys 2213 (Electricity, Magnetism and Thermal Physics) [also F2007, Sp2007]
Spring 2006 --
(Mechanics and Special Relativity) [see also
Cornell Theoretical Particle Physics Group
-- Wednesdays 2:00 pm and Fridays 12:30 pm
Other Useful Links
Particle Data Group
Maxim Perelstein On /
Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics
/ last revised April 27, 2013