Curriculum Vitae

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Jesse Diaz Thaler

Research in Theoretical Particle Physics



  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, January 2010-Present
    • Professor of Physics, July 2021-Present
    • Associate Professor of Physics with Tenure, May 2017-July 2021
    • Associate Professor of Physics, July 2015-May 2017
    • Class of 1943 Career Development Professor, July 2012-July 2015
    • Assistant Professor of Physics, January 2010-July 2015




  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, July 2009-December 2009
    • Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Physics Group
  • University of California, Berkeley, July 2006-June 2009
    • Miller Research Fellow, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science




  • Brown University, Fall 1998-Spring 2002
    • Sc.B. Math/Physics, May 2002
    • Advisor: Antal Jevicki


  • Phillips Exeter Academy, Fall 1994-Spring 1998

Awards & Fellowships


Research Group Joining My Group

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Cari Cesarotti, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2022-Spring 2025
    • J.J. and Noriko Sakurai Dissertation Award, American Physical Society, 2023
    • Before MIT: Harvard (PhD)
  • Sokratis Trifinopoulos, Postdoc.Mobility Fellow, Fall 2022-Spring 2024
    • Before MIT: Zurich (PhD), SISSA (Postdoc)
  • Siddharth Mishra-Sharma, IAIFI Fellow, Fall 2021-Spring 2024
    • Before MIT: Princeton (PhD), NYU (Postdoc)
  • Lena Funcke, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2021-Fall 2022
    • Before MIT: MPP and LMU Munich (PhD), Perimeter Institute (Postdoc)
    • After MIT: Assistant Professor, U. Bonn
  • Katelin Schutz, Pappalardo Fellow, Fall 2019-Fall 2020 ; NASA Einstein Fellow, Spring 2021
    • Before MIT: U.C. Berkeley (PhD)
    • After MIT: Assistant Professor, McGill
  • Pouya Asadi, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2019-Spring 2022
    • Before MIT: Rutgers (PhD)
    • After MIT: Postdoctoral Researcher, U. Oregon
  • Bernhard Mistlberger, Pappalardo Fellow, Fall 2018-Spring 2020
    • Before MIT: ETH Zurich (PhD), CERN (Postdoc)
    • After MIT: Associate Staff Scientist, SLAC
    • Currently: Staff Scientist, SLAC
  • Frédéric Dreyer, Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellow, Fall 2016-Spring 2018
    • Before MIT: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (PhD)
    • After MIT: Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford
    • Currently: University Research Fellow, Oxford
  • Yotam Soreq, Rothschild Fellow, Fall 2015-Spring 2018
    • Before MIT: Weizmann Institute of Science (PhD)
    • After MIT: Postdoctoral Researcher, CERN
    • Currently: Assistant Professor, Technion
  • Benjamin Safdi, Pappalardo Fellow, Fall 2014-Spring 2017
    • Before MIT: Princeton (PhD)
    • After MIT: Assistant Professor, U. Michigan
    • Currently: Assistant Professor, U.C. Berkeley
  • Wei Xue, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2014-Spring 2017
    • Before MIT: McGill (PhD), INFN/SISSA (Postdoc)
    • After MIT: Postdoctoral Fellow, CERN
    • Currently: Assistant Professor, U. Florida
  • Simone Marzani, LHC Theory Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow, Fall 2014-Spring 2015
    • Before MIT: Edinburgh (PhD), Manchester (Postdoc), Durham (Postdoc)
    • After MIT: Assistant Professor, U. Buffalo
    • Currently: Associate Professor, U. Genova
  • Gilly Elor, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2013-Spring 2016
    • Before MIT: U.C. Berkeley (PhD)
    • After MIT: Postdoctoral Researcher, U. Oregon
    • Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, JGU Mainz
  • Duff Neill, Pappalardo Fellow, Fall 2012-Spring 2015 ; CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Spring 2015-Spring 2016
    • Before MIT: Carnegie Mellon (PhD)
    • After MIT: Director’s Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • Currently: Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Andrew Larkoski, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2012-Spring 2015
    • Wu-Ki Tung Award for Early Career Research on QCD, CTEQ Collaboration, 2017
    • Before MIT: Stanford (PhD)
    • After MIT: LHC Theoretical Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard
    • Currently: Assistant Project Scientist, UCLA
  • Matthew McCullough, Simons Postdoctoral Fellow, Fall 2011-Spring 2014
    • Before MIT: Oxford U. (PhD)
    • After MIT: COFUND Fellowship, CERN
    • Currently: Staff Scientist, CERN
  • Keith Rehermann, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2010-Spring 2012
    • Before MIT: Johns Hopkins U. (PhD)
    • After MIT: Consultant, Ab Initio Software Corporation

Ph.D. Students

M.Eng. Students

B.S. Students

  • Max Tan, anticipated B.S. 2025
    • UROP Research: Spring 2023, Summer 2023
  • Ammar Fayad, anticipated B.S. 2024
    • UROP Research: Summer 2023
  • Mohit Dighamber, anticipated B.S. 2023
    • UROP Research: Fall 2022, Spring 2023
  • Octavio Vega, B.S. 2022
    • UROP Research: Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021
    • After MIT: Research Assistant, University of Hamburg
  • Nishat Protyasha, anticipated B.S. 2023
    • UROP Research: Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021
    • FUTURE of Physics Participant, Caltech, 2020
  • Serhii Kryhin, B.S. 2022
  • Christopher Miller, B.S. 2021
    • UROP Research: Fall 2020
    • After MIT: Technical Instructor, MIT
  • Debaditya Pramanik, B.S. 2021
  • Ziqi Zhou, B.S. 2020
    • UROP Research: Fall 2018
  • Talya Klinger, B.S. 2020
    • UROP Research: Spring 2017
    • After MIT: Marshall Scholar, University of Cambridge and Cardiff University
    • Currently: Physics Ph.D. Candidate, Caltech
  • Radha Mastandrea, B.S. 2019
    • Senior Thesis, Spring 2019: “Analyzing CMS Open Collider Data through Topic Modeling”
    • UROP Research: Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018
    • Joel Matthew Orloff Award for Outstanding Service, MIT Physics Department, 2019
    • Physics Research Fellowship, Heising-Simons Foundation, 2018
    • FUTURE of Physics Participant, Caltech, 2018
    • After MIT: Marshall Scholarship, U. Cambridge
    • Currently: Physics Ph.D Candidate, U.C. Berkeley
  • Eleanor Hall, B.S. 2018
    • Senior Thesis, Spring 2018: “Photon Isolation and Jet Substructure”
    • UROP Research: Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017
    • Joel Matthew Orloff Award for Outstanding Service, MIT Physics Department, 2017
    • After MIT: Physics Ph.D. Candidate, U.C. Berkeley
  • Matthew Burns, B.S. 2018
    • UROP Research: Fall 2014, Spring 2015
  • Kevin Zhou, B.S. 2017
    • UROP Research: IAP 2016, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
    • Joel Matthew Orloff Award for Outstanding Research, MIT Physics Department, 2017
    • After MIT: Marshall Scholarship, U. Cambridge and U. Oxford
    • Currently: Physics Ph.D Candidate, Stanford
  • Aashish Tripathee, B.S. 2017
    • Senior Thesis, Spring 2017: “Jet Substructure at the Large Hadron Collider”
    • Independent Research: IAP 2015
    • UROP Research: Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, IAP 2016, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016
    • Philip Morse Memorial Award, MIT Physics Department, 2017
    • After MIT: Physics Ph.D., U. Michigan
    • Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, U. Michigan
  • Trung Phan, B.S. 2015
  • T.J. Wilkason, B.S. 2015
  • Mobolaji Williams, B.S. 2013
  • Dustin Katzin, B.S. 2012
  • Tucker Chan, B.S. 2012
    • UROP Research: Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
    • After MIT: Physics Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford
  • Lin Fei, B.S. 2011
  • Ken Van Tilburg, B.S. 2011
    • Senior Thesis, Spring 2011: “Identifying Boosted Objects with N-subjettiness and Linear k-means Clustering”
    • UROP Research: Summer 2010, Fall 2010
    • Apker Award Finalist, American Physical Society, 2011
    • Joel Matthew Orloff Award for Outstanding Research in Physics, MIT Physics Department, 2011
    • After MIT: Physics Ph.D, Stanford
    • Currently: Assistant Professor, NYU and Associate Research Scientist, Flatiron Institute


  • Yiding Song, Research Science Institute, Summer 2023
    • Project: “Towards an Understanding of Scientific Data with Multimodal Language Models”
    • Home Institution: Harrow School
  • Edward Gu, Research Internship, Summer 2023
    • Home Institution: Cornell
  • Xinyue (Stella) Wu, MIT Summer Research Program, Summer 2023
    • Project: “Measuring the Size of Quark and Gluon Jets in CMS Open Data”
    • Home Institution: U. Rochester
    • FUTURE of Physics Participant, Caltech, 2023
  • Brian Nord, MIT MLK Visiting Professor, Fall 2022-Spring 2023
    • Home Institution: Fermilab and U. Chicago
  • Kaća Bradonjić, Visiting Artist, Fall 2022
    • Home Institution: Hampshire College
  • Sergio Diaz, MIT Summer Research Program, Summer 2022
    • Project: “Determination of the W Mass Parameter using Machine Learning”
    • Home Institution: U. Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Pedro Rivera-Cardona, MIT Summer Research Program, Summer 2021
    • Project: “Implementation of U(1) Group Symmetry on Energy Flow Networks”
    • Home Institution: U. Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
    • Scholarship, Puerto Rico Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, 2022
    • Currently: PhD Candidate, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Athis Osathapan, Research Internship, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Summer 2022
    • Home Institution: Bowdoin College
  • Shira Jackson, MIT Summer Research Program, Summer 2020
    • Project: “Estimating the Energy Mover’s Distance with Exclusive Jet Clustering”
    • Home Institution: U. Cincinnati
    • Currently: PhD Candidate, NYU
  • Andrew Turner, Tushar Shah and Sara Zion Physics Fellowship, 2018-2019
    • Home Institution: MIT (Washington Taylor)
    • Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, UPenn
  • Maximilian Henderson, International Research Opportunities Programme, Summer 2018
    • Home Institution: Imperial College London
  • Edward Hirst, International Research Opportunities Programme, Summer 2018
    • Home Institution: Imperial College London
    • Currently: Postdoc, Queen Mary University of London
  • Rahim Leung, International Research Opportunities Programme, Summer 2017
    • Home Institution: Imperial College London
    • Currently: PhD Candidate, Imperial College London
  • Markus Schulze, Visiting Postdoc, Fall 2015
    • Home Institution: CERN
  • Alexis Romero, MIT Summer Research Program, Summer 2015
    • Project: “Jet Physics Measurements on CMS Open Data”
    • Home Institution: San Diego State University
    • Currently: PhD Candidate, UC Irvine
  • Nayara Fonseca, FAPESP Fellowship, Spring 2014-Fall 2014
    • Home Institution: U. Sao Paulo, Brazil (Gustavo Burdman)
    • Currently: Research Scientist, IBM Research



Guest Lectures

Before MIT

  • Teaching Fellow, Widely Applied Physics (Nima Arkani-Hamed), Harvard University, Fall 2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Linear Algebra (Thomas Banchoff), Brown University, Spring 2001
  • Math/Physics Tutor, Brown University, 1999-2000
  • Classroom Assistant, Algebra I and II, Textron/Chamber of Commerce Charter High School, Providence, RI, Fall 1999

Publications & Preprints

Publications by Topic Inspire arXiv ORCID Google Scholar


  • Flavoured jets with exact anti-kt kinematics and tests of infrared and collinear safety.
    Fabrizio Caola, Radosław Grabarczyk, Maxwell L. Hutt, Gavin P. Salam, Ludovic Scyboz, and Jesse Thaler.
  • A Spectral Metric for Collider Geometry.
    Andrew J. Larkoski and Jesse Thaler.
    JHEP 2308:107 (2023), arXiv:2305.03751.
  • Pileup and Infrared Radiation Annihilation (PIRANHA): A Paradigm for Continuous Jet Grooming.
    Samuel Alipour-fard, Patrick T. Komiske, Eric M. Metodiev, and Jesse Thaler.
  • SHAPER: Can You Hear the Shape of a Jet?.
    Demba Ba, Akshunna S. Dogra, Rikab Gambhir, Abiy Tasissa, and Jesse Thaler.
    JHEP 2306:195 (2023), arXiv:2302.12266.
  • EPiC-GAN: Equivariant Point Cloud Generation for Particle Jets.
    Erik Buhmann, Gregor Kasieczka, and Jesse Thaler.

















  • Probing Minimal Flavor Violation at the LHC.
    Yuval Grossman, Yosef Nir, Jesse Thaler, Tomer Volansky, and Jure Zupan.
    Phys. Rev. D76:096006 (2007), arXiv:0706.1845.
  • MARMOSET: The Path from LHC Data to the New Standard Model via On-Shell Effective Theories.
    Nima Arkani-Hamed, Bruce Knuteson, Stephen Mrenna, Philip Schuster, Jesse Thaler, Natalia Toro, and Lian-Tao Wang.
  • Natural Dark Matter from an Unnatural Higgs Boson and New Colored Particles at the TeV Scale.
    Aaron Pierce and Jesse Thaler.
    JHEP 0708:026 (2007), arXiv:hep-ph/0703056.




  • Universal Dynamics of Spontaneous Lorentz Violation and a New Spin-Dependent Inverse-Square Law Force.
    Nima Arkani-Hamed, Hsin-Chia Cheng, Markus A. Luty, and Jesse Thaler.
    JHEP 0507:029 (2005), arXiv:hep-ph/0407034.


Conference Proceedings

  • Snowmass Theory Frontier Report.
    Nathaniel Craig, Csaba Csáki, Aida X. El-Khadra, et al..
  • TF07 Snowmass Report: Theory of Collider Phenomena.
    Fabio Maltoni, Shufang Su, and Jesse Thaler.
  • Presenting Unbinned Differential Cross Section Results.
    Miguel Arratia, Anja Butter, Mario Campanelli, Vincent Croft, Dag Gillberg, Kristin Lohwasser, Bogdan Malaescu, Vinicius Mikuni, Benjamin Nachman, Juan Rojo, Jesse Thaler, and Ramon Winterhalder.
    JINST 17:P01024 (2022), arXiv:2109.13243.
  • Unveiling Hidden Physics at the LHC.
    Oliver Fischer, Bruce Mellado, et al..
    Eur. Phys. J. C82:665 (2022), arXiv:2109.06065.
  • Scaffolding Simulations with Deep Learning for High-dimensional Deconvolution.
    Anders Andreassen, Patrick T. Komiske, Eric M. Metodiev, Benjamin Nachman, Adi Suresh, and Jesse Thaler.
    ICLR SimDL Workshop 2021, arXiv:2105.04448.
  • The LHC Olympics 2020: A Community Challenge for Anomaly Detection in High Energy Physics.
    Gregor Kasieczka, Benjamin Nachman, David Shih, et al..
    Rept. Prog. Phys. 84:124201 (2021), arXiv:2101.08320.
  • Les Houches 2017: Physics at TeV Colliders Standard Model Working Group Report.
    Joshua Bendavid, Fabrizio Caola, Vitaliano Ciulli, Robert Harlander, Gudrun Heinrich, Joey Huston, Stefan Kallweit, Stefan Prestel, Emanuele Re, Kerstin Tackmann, Jesse Thaler, Konstantinos Theofilatos, et al..
  • Les Houches 2015: Physics at TeV Colliders Standard Model Working Group Report.
    Simon Badger, Joshua Bendavid, Vitaliano Ciulli, Ansgar Denner, Rikkert Frederix, Massimiliano Grazzini, Joey Huston, Marek Schoenherr, Kerstin Tackmann, Jesse Thaler, Ciaran Williams, et al..
  • Towards an Understanding of the Correlations in Jet Substructure.
    Ben Cooper, Stephen D. Ellis, Marat Freytsis, Andrew Hornig, Andrew Larkoski, David Lopez Mateos, Brian Shuve, Nhan V. Tran, et al..
    Eur. Phys. J. C75:409 (2015), arXiv:1504.00679.
  • Boosted Objects and Jet Substructure at the LHC.
    Marcel Vos, et al..
    Eur. Phys. J. C74:2792 (2014), arXiv:1311.2708.
  • Jet Substructure at the Tevatron and LHC: New results, new tools, new benchmarks.
    Lily Asquith, Salvatore Rappoccio, Christopher Vermilion, et al..
    J. Phys. G39:063001 (2012), arXiv:1201.0008.

Incidental Authorship

  • Jet energy spectrum and substructure in e+e− collisions at 91.2 GeV with ALEPH Archived Data.
    Yi Chen, Anthony Badea, Austin Baty, Paoti Chang, Yang-Ting Chien, Gian Michele Innocenti, Marcello Maggi, Christopher McGinn, Dennis V. Perepelitsa, Michael Peters, Tzu-An Sheng, Jesse Thaler, Yen-Jie Lee.
    JHEP 06:008 (2022), arXiv:2111.09914.
  • Measurements of two-particle correlations in e+e− collisions at 91 GeV with ALEPH archived data.
    Anthony Badea, Austin Baty, Paoti Chang, Gian Michele Innocenti, Marcello Maggi, Christopher McGinn, Michael Peters, Tzu-An Sheng, Jesse Thaler, Yen-Jie Lee.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 123:212002 (2019), arXiv:1906.00489.
  • Design and Implementation of the ABRACADABRA-10 cm Axion Dark Matter Search.
    Jonathan L. Ouellet, Chiara P. Salemi, Joshua W. Foster, Reyco Henning, Zachary Bogorad, Janet M. Conrad, Joseph A. Formaggio, Yonatan Kahn, Joe Minervini, Alexey Radovinsky, Nicholas L. Rodd, Benjamin R. Safdi, Jesse Thaler, Daniel Winklehner, Lindley Winslow.
    Phys. Rev. D99:052012 (2019), arXiv:1901.10652.
  • First Results from ABRACADABRA-10 cm: A Search for Sub-μeV Axion Dark Matter.
    Jonathan L. Ouellet, Chiara P. Salemi, Joshua W. Foster, Reyco Henning, Zachary Bogorad, Janet M. Conrad, Joseph A. Formaggio, Yonatan Kahn, Joe Minervini, Alexey Radovinsky, Nicholas L. Rodd, Benjamin R. Safdi, Jesse Thaler, Daniel Winklehner, Lindley Winslow.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 122:121802 (2019), arXiv:1810.12257.
  • qSR: a quantitative super-resolution analysis tool reveals the cell-cycle dependent organization of RNA Polymerase I in live human cells.
    J. Owen Andrews, William Conway, Won-Ki Cho, Arjun Narayanan, Jan-Hendrik Spille, Namrata Jayanth, Takuma Inoue, Susan Mullen, Jesse Thaler, Ibrahim I.~Cissé.
    Scientific Reports 8:7424 (2018).
  • qSR: A software for quantitative analysis of single molecule and super-resolution data.
    J. Owen Andrews, Arjun Narayanan, Jan-Hendrik Spille, Won-Ki Cho, Jesse Thaler, Ibrahim I. Cissé.
  • The DarkLight Experiment: A Precision Search for New Physics at Low Energies.
    J. Balewski, J. Bernauer, J. Bessuille, R. Corliss, R. Cowan, C. Epstein, P. Fisher, D. Hasell, E. Ihloff, Y. Kahn, J. Kelsey, R. Milner, S. Steadman, J. Thaler, C. Tschalaer, C. Vidal, S. Benson, J. Boyce, D. Douglas, P. Evtushenko, C. Hernandez-Garcia, C. Keith, C. Tennant, S. Zhang, R. Alarcon, D. Blyth, R. Dipert, L. Ice, G. Randall, B. Dongwi, N. Kalantarians, M. Kohl, A. Liyanage, J. Nazeer, M. Garcon, R. Cervantes, K. Dehmelt, A. Deshpande, N. Feege, B. Surrow.


Public Lectures

Lecture Series & Schools


Invited Talks


Local Presentations

  • “Deep Learning: Lessons from the Launch of IAIFI”, Faculty Lunch, MIT Physics, May 2022
  • “SPS/PGSC Career Panel”, Career Panel, MIT Physics, November 2021
  • “IAIFI at MIT Physics”, Open House, Warrior-Scholar Program, July 2021
  • “The NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions”, Lunch Seminar, MIT AI+D, September 2020
  • “Making the Cut - Job Searching During a COVID-19 Economy”, Panel Discussion, MIT Postdoctoral Association, June 2020
  • “Collision Course: Particle Physics meets Machine Learning”, Faculty Lunch, MIT Physics, September 2019
  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Academic Job Search”, Panel Discussion, MIT Graduate Student Council, July 2018
  • “(B)SM Physics”, Graduate Student Lunch, MIT Physics, November 2016
  • “Jet Substructure”, Tenure-Track Faculty Lunch, MIT School of Science, November 2015
  • “Implications of the Higgs Boson”, Orientation Lecture, MIT PhysPOP, August 2013
  • “The Higgs Boson: Keystone of the Standard Model”, Presentation, MIT MISTI, April 2013
  • “Dark Matter Beyond the Standard Model”, Presentation, MIT Astronomical Event, October 2012
  • “Hints of New Physics at the Energy Frontier”, Alumni Breakfast, MIT Physics, May 2012
  • “Beyond the Standard Model at the Frontiers”, Orientation Lecture, MIT PhysPOP, August 2011
  • “Goldstini at the LHC”, Visiting Committee Presentation, MIT Physics, October 2010
  • “Supersymmetry Breaks (Again)”, Faculty Lunch, MIT Physics, April 2010
  • “The LHC Won’t Destroy the Planet (But Will Spark a Revolution)”, IAP Lecture, MIT Physics, January 2010

Additional Events

Research Grants

  • Simons Investigator in Physics, Simons Foundation, 2023-2028 ($960k)
  • AI Research Institute, “Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI)”, National Science Foundation, 2020-2025 ($20M)
  • MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund Award (with Tracy Slatyer, Tomer Volansky, Yotam Soreq), “The Quest for Dark Matter Interactions”, MIT International Science and Technology Initiative (MISTI), 2020-2023 ($25.5k)
  • PIER Hamburg-MIT Seed Project (with Gregor Kasieczka, Phil Harris, Andreas Hinzmann, Roman Kogler, Iain Stewart), “Probing the Standard Model with Jet Substructure”, Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research (PIER), 2019-2020 (€17k)
  • Quantum Information Science (QuantISED) Award (with Aram Harrow), “Quantum Algorithms for Collider Physics”, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of High Energy Physics, 2018-2020 ($264k)
  • Simons Fellowship, “Theoretical Investigations In and Beyond the Standard Model”, Simons Foundation, 2018-2019 ($142.8k)
  • Comparative Review Funding Award, “Boosting the Search for New Physics at the Frontiers”, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of High Energy Physics, 2016-2017 ($120k)
  • The Charles E. Reed Faculty Initiatives Fund, “Boosting Jet Physics with Archival Collider Data”, MIT Research Support Committee, 2015-2017 ($75k)
  • MIT-Belgium Seed Fund Award (with Fabio Maltoni)), “Beyond the Standard Model at the LHC”, MIT International Science and Technology Initiative, 2013-2014 ($23.1k)
  • Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2013-2016 ($50k)
  • Global Seed Fund Award (with Iain Stewart, Andre Hoang, Gavin Salam), “Probing a New Energy Frontier with Jets at the Large Hadron Collider”, MIT International Science and Technology Initiative, 2012-2013 ($15k)
  • Early Career Research Award, “Interpreting New Data from the Energy Frontier”, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, 2011-2016 ($750k)
  • Cooperative Research Agreement, “Laboratory for Nuclear Science, High Energy Physics Program: Task C, Center for Theoretical Physics”, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, 2010-present


Ph.D. Thesis Committees

  • Evgenii Kniazev, “Precision Metrology With Ytterbium Ion Clock For New Physics Search” (Vladan Vuletic), in progress
  • Ouail Kitouni, “TBA” (Mike Williams), in progress
  • Cristian Zanoci, “Quantum Algorithms and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics in Disordered Many-Body Systems” (Mikhail Lukin & Aram W. Harrow), May 2023
  • Eva Huang, “Systematic and Statistical Uncertainties in the Characterization of Gravitational-Wave Sources” (Salvatore Vitale), January 2023
  • Gregory Ridgway, “Exotic Dark Matter in the Early Universe” (Tracy Slatyer), June 2022
  • Patrick Fitzpatrick, “Initial Conditions for Cosmic Inflation, the History of the Dark Sector, and Dark-onium” (Tracy Slatyer & David Kaiser), July 2021
  • Joseph Johnston, “Applications of Low Temperature Bolometers to Reactor Neutrinos and Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay” (Lindley Winslow & Joseph Formaggio), May 2021
  • Chih-Liang Wu, “Probes of Dark Matter from the Universe’s Past and Present” (Tracy Slatyer), April 2021
  • Constantin Weisser, “Search for Dark Photons at LHCb and Machine Learning in Particle Physics” (Mike Williams), March 2021
  • J. Owen Andrews, “Illuminating Biomolecular Clustering and Condensation in Living Cells Using Super-Resolution Imaging” (Ibrahim Cisse), November 2020
  • Gherardo Vita, “QCD Beyond Leading Power” (Iain Stewart), August 2020
  • Jasmine Brewer, “Theory and Phenomenology of Heavy-Ion Collisions” (Krishna Rajagopal), July 2020
  • Hongwan Liu, “Dark Matter Energy Deposition and Production from the Table-Top to the Cosmos” (Tracy Slatyer), May 2019
  • Charles Epstein, “Møller Scattering at Low Energy” (Richard Milner), August 2018
  • Nicholas Rodd, “Listening to the Universe through Indirect Detection” (Tracy Slatyer), April 2018
  • David Hernandez, “Solving the N-body Problem in Astrophysics” (Edmund Bertschinger), April 2018
  • Aram Apyan, “Search for Heavy Charged Higgs Bosons in Proton-Proton Collisions with the CMS Detector” (Markus Klute), November 2016
  • Daniel Roberts, “CHAOS, Holography, And Other Science” (Allan Adams), April 2016
  • Ian Moult, “Effective Field Theories for the LHC” (Iain Stewart), April 2016
  • Daniel Kolodrubetz, “Accuracy and Precision in Collider Event Shapes” (Iain Stewart), April 2016
  • Mingming Yang, “Observation and Property Measurement of a New Boson Decaying Into Two Photons Using the CMS Detector” (Christoph Paus), January 2015
  • Shawn Henderson, “An Assessment of the Sensitivity of a Low Pressure Time Projection Chamber to the Direction of WIMP-Induced Nuclear Recoils” (Peter Fisher), July 2013
  • Teng Ma, “Detailed Characterization of Jets in Heavy Ion Collisions Using Jet Fragmentation Functions” (Boleslaw Wyslouch), May 2013
  • Kevin Sung, “Measurement of Z boson production at the LHC” (Steven Nahn), March 2013
  • Christopher Jones, “Prediction of the Reactor Antineutrino Flux for the Double Chooz Experiment” (Janet Conrad), June 2012
  • Riccardo Abbate, “Precision Determination of the Strong Coupling Constant using SCET” (Iain Stewart), May 2012
  • Abolhassan Vaezi, “Slave Particle Study of the Strongly Correlated Hubbard Model” (Xiao-Gang Wen), January 2011
  • Georgia Karagiorgi, “Searches for New Physics at MiniBooNE” (Janet Conrad), July 2010

Academic Advising

  • MIT Physics Graduate Academic Advisor, Fall 2017-Present
    • Anticipated Ph.D. 2027: Manu Srivastava, Rachel Steinhorst
    • Anticipated Ph.D. 2025: Ryan Abbott
    • Anticipated Ph.D. 2024: Bruno Scheihing Hitschfeld, Stella Schindler, Annie Wei
    • Ph.D. 2023: Eric Anschuetz
    • Ph.D. 2022: Gregory Ridgway, Samuel Leutheusser
    • Ph.D. 2020: Jasmine Brewer
  • MIT Physics Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Fall 2011-Present
    • Class of 2024: Omar Abdelghani, Chirag Falor, M. Geogdzhayeva, Lily Moseni, Dylan Raphael, Chris Viets
    • Class of 2018/2019/2020: Robert Arnott, Zachary Bogorad, Hannah Field, Rodmy Paredes Alfaro, Saranesh Prembabu, Joshua Rhodes, Kevin Tang, Michael Winer
    • Class of 2014/2015: Allison Christian, Jay Lawhorn, Joseph Perricone, Jeffrey Prouty, Melih Ucer, Pranjal Vachaspati, Prashanth Venkataram
  • MIT First-Year Advisor, Fall 2019-Spring 2020
    • Class of 2023: Richter Brzeski, Megha Maran, Catalina Monsalve Rodriguez, Dylan Weber

External Ph.D. Examiner

  • Pedro Cal, “Jet Substructure at the LHC with Soft-Collinear Effective Theory” (Wouter Waalewijn), U. Amsterdam, September 2021
  • Thea Aarrestad, “A Novel Multidimensional Search for Diboson Resonances in the Boosted Dijet Final State and Encoding Jet Substructure with a Deep Neural Network” (Ben Kilminster), U. Zurich, March 2019
  • Ignacio Garcia Garcia, “Future Linear Colliders: Detector R&D, Jet Reconstruction, and Top Physics Potential” (Eduardo Ros & Marcel Vos), U. Valencia, December 2016
  • Brian Walsh, “Search for direct top squark pair production in final states with one isolated lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum in sqrt(s) = 7 TeV pp collisions using 4.7 fb-1 of ATLAS data” (Tobias Golling), Yale, February 2013
  • Travis Martin, “Examining Extra Neutral Gauge Bosons in Non-Universal Models and Exploring the Phenomenology of the Bestest Little Higgs Model and the LHC” (Thomas Gregoire & Stephen Godfrey), Carleton U., August 2012

External Mentoring

  • Ilias Cholis, PI Academy for Research and Engagement, Oakland U., Fall 2018-Fall 2019


Internal Service

MIT Faculty

MIT Physics

  • MIT Physics Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Student Professional Development, Spring 2023
  • MIT Physics Graduate Admissions Committee, Spring 2021
  • MIT Physics Communic.8 Faculty Liaison, Fall 2020-Present
  • MIT Physics Promotion Committee, Fall 2019; Chair: Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022
  • MIT Physics Pappalardo Fellowships Executive Committee, Fall 2016-Fall 2017
  • MIT Physics Colloquium Committee, Spring 2010-Spring 2012; Chair: Fall 2012-Spring 2014
  • MIT Physics Part II Qualifying Written Exam Committee, Spring 2012-Spring 2013; Chair: Fall 2013-Spring 2014
  • MIT Physics Part II Qualifying Written Exam Grading Committee, September 2010, January 2020

MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science

  • MIT LNS Advisory Group, Fall 2017, Spring 2020-Present
  • MIT LNS Colloquium Committee, Fall 2015-Spring 2017; Chair: Fall 2017-Spring 2018

MIT Center for Theoretical Physics

  • MIT CTP Part III Oral Qualifying Exam Committee, Spring 2015-Spring 2017, Fall 2022-Spring 2023
  • MIT CTP Faculty Mentor, April 2021-Present
  • MIT CTP Faculty Search Committee, Fall 2017, Fall 2021; Chair: Fall 2019
  • MIT CTP Deputy Group Leader in High-Energy Physics, Spring 2020-Present
  • MIT CTP Visitor Coordinator, Fall 2016-Present
  • MIT CTP Nuclear/Particle Seminar Committee, Fall 2010-Fall 2016, Fall 2020-Spring 2021, Fall 2022-Present
  • MIT CTP Postdoc Selection Committee, Fall 2009-Present

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center

MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives

  • MISTI Global Seed Funds Evaluation Committee, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014

Before MIT

  • Berkeley CTP Particle Seminar Organizer, 2007-2009
  • Miller Symposium Committee, 2008-2009

External Service


Advisory Boards

Workshop/Conference Organization

Journal Editing

Peer Review

  • Physical Review Letters
  • Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • SciPost Physics
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • Physics of the Dark Universe
  • Nuclear Physics B
  • Physics Letters B
  • European Physical Journal C
  • Journal of Physics G
  • Physics Reports
  • Annals of Physics
  • Particle Data Group

Funding Agency Review

  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • European Research Council (ERC)
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Research Corporation for Science Advancement (Cottrell)
  • The Royal Society
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Israel Science Foundation
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • French National Research Agency
  • Hungarian National Research, Development & Innovation Office

Public Engagement

Engagement Portfolio IMDb

Graphic Design

Design Portfolio