Jesse Diaz Thaler

jthaler@mit.edu

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Jesse Thaler
MIT Center for Theoretical Physics
77 Massachusetts Ave, 6-318
Cambridge, MA 02139

Research in Theoretical Particle Physics

  • Theoretical frameworks beyond the standard model (supersymmetry, dark matter)
  • Analysis techniques for hadron colliders (jet substructure)

Positions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • January 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Class of 1943 Career Development Professor
  • MIT Center for Theoretical Physics

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

Education

Harvard University

  • Fall 2002 - Spring 2006
  • Ph.D. Physics (“Symmetry Breaking at the Energy Frontier”, June 2006)
  • A.M. Physics (June 2004)
  • Advisor: Nima Arkani-Hamed

Brown University

  • Fall 1998 - Spring 2002
  • Sc.B. Math/Physics (May 2002)
  • Advisor: Antal Jevicki

Phillips Exeter Academy

  • Fall 1994 - Spring 1998

Awards & Fellowships

  • Buechner Faculty Teaching Award, MIT Physics Department, 2014
  • Buechner Faculty Undergraduate Advising Award, MIT Physics Department, 2013
  • Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2013
  • Kavli Frontiers Fellow, Kavli Foundation, 2012
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, White House, 2012
  • Class of 1943 Career Development Professorship, MIT, 2012-2015
  • Early Career Research Award, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, 2011-2016
  • Miller Research Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2006-2009
  • Giorgio Gamberini Dissertation Prize, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, 2007
  • Merit Fellowship, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 2006
  • Goldhaber Prize, Harvard Physics Department, 2005
  • Certificate of Distinction for Excellence in Teaching, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 2005
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2002-2005
  • Apker Award Finalist, American Physical Society, 2002
  • Magna Cum Laude, Brown University, 2002
  • Sigma Xi, Brown University, 2002
  • Lindsey Prize in Physics, Brown University, 2002
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University, 2002
  • Undergraduate Teaching and Research Fellowship, Brown University, Summer 2001
  • Cox Medal, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1998
  • Cum Laude Society, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1997

Mentoring

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Gilly Elor, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2013-Spring 2016
  • Duff Neill, Pappalardo Fellow, Fall 2012-Spring 2015
  • Andrew Larkoski, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2012-Spring 2015
  • Matthew McCullough, Simons Postdoctoral Fellow, Fall 2011-Spring 2014
    • After MIT: COFUND Fellowship, CERN, starting Fall 2014
  • Keith Rehermann, CTP Postdoctoral Researcher, Fall 2010-Spring 2012
    • Currently: Internal Consultant, Ab Initio Software Corporation

Ph.D. Students

  • Lina Necib, anticipated Ph.D. 2017
  • Yonatan Kahn, anticipated Ph.D. 2015
    • Thesis: “Forces and Gauge Groups Beyond the Standard Model”
  • Daniele Bertolini, anticipated Ph.D. 2014
    • Thesis: “Electroweak Symmetry Breaking in the Era of the Higgs Boson Discovery”
    • LHC-TI Graduate Fellowship, LHC Theory Initiative, 2013
    • After MIT: Postdoc, U.C. Berkeley, starting Fall 2014
  • Zachary Thomas, anticipated Ph.D. 2014
    • Thesis: “Supersymmetry at the Dawn of the LHC Era”
    • After MIT: Postdoc, U. Minnesota, starting Fall 2014
  • Francesco D'Eramo, Ph.D. 2012
    • Thesis: “Hot and Dark Matter” (jointly advised with K. Rajagopal and H. Liu)
    • Vazquez Award for Outstanding Research, MIT Physics Department, 2011
    • Currently: Miller Research Fellow, U.C. Berkeley, Fall 2012-Spring 2015

B.S. Students

  • Trung Phan, anticipated B.S. 2015
    • UROP Research: Spring 2014
  • T.J. Wilkason, anticipated B.S. 2015
    • UROP Research: Fall 2013, Spring 2014
  • Mobolaji Williams, B.S. 2013
    • Senior Thesis, Fall 2012-Spring 2013: “Multiple Supersymmetry Breaking and Dark Matter”
    • Independent Research: Spring 2012
    • UROP Research: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Summer 2012
    • Currently: Harvard Physics Ph.D. Program
  • Dustin Katzin, B.S. 2012
    • Senior Thesis, Spring 2012: “The DarkLight Experiment: Searching for the Dark Photon”
    • UROP Research: Fall 2011, IAP 2012
    • After MIT: Part III at University of Cambridge
  • Tucker Chan, B.S. 2012 (deceased)
    • UROP Research: Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
    • After MIT: Stanford Physics Ph.D. Program
  • Lin Fei, B.S. 2011
    • Senior Thesis, Spring 2011: “Dark Matter Dynamics in the Early Universe”
    • Currently: Princeton Physics Ph.D. Program
  • Ken Van Tilburg, B.S. 2011
    • Senior Thesis, Spring 2011: “Identifying Boosted Objects with N-subjettiness and Linear k-means Clustering”
    • Apker Award Finalist, American Physical Society, 2011
    • Joel Matthew Orloff Award for Outstanding Research in Physics, MIT Physics Department, 2011
    • UROP Research: Summer 2010, Fall 2010
    • Currently: Stanford Physics Ph.D. Program

Teaching

MIT

  • 8.02 — Physics II, Electricity & Magnetism
    • TEAL: Spring 2014
  • 8.06 — Quantum Mechanics III
    • Lecture: Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013
    • Recitation: Spring 2010
  • 8.05 — Quantum Mechanics II
    • Recitation: Fall 2010, Fall 2012

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

2014

  • Gaining (Mutual) Information about Quark/Gluon Discrimination.
    Andrew J. Larkoski, Jesse Thaler, Wouter J. Waalewijn.
    1408.3122.
  • (In)direct Detection of Boosted Dark Matter.
    Kaustubh Agashe, Yanou Cui, Lina Necib, and Jesse Thaler.
    arXiv:1405.7370.

2013

  • TASI 2012: Super-Tricks for Superspace.
    Daniele Bertolini, Jesse Thaler, and Zachary Thomas.
    arXiv:1302.6229.

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

  • 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.
    hep-ph/0703088.

2006

2005

2004

  • 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), hep-ph/0407034.

2002

Presentations

Colloquia

  • “The Case for Jet Substructure”, Caltech, November 2014
  • “The Case for Jet Substructure”, Colloquium, MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science, April 2014
  • ”(Non)perturbative QCD and Jet Substructure”, Triangle Nuclear Theory Colloquium, Duke University, March 2014
  • ”(Non)perturbative QCD and Jet Substructure”, Theory Colloquium, University of Maryland, October 2013
  • “The Shape of Jets to Come: Boosting the Search for New Physics at the LHC”, Physics Colloquium, University of Oregon, May 2013
  • “The Shape of Jets to Come: Boosting the Search for New Physics at the LHC”, Physics Colloquium, Cornell University, February 2013
  • “The Higgs Boson: Triumph of the Standard Model”, MIT Lecture Series Committee, October 2012
  • “Anticipating New Data from the Energy Frontier”, Physics Colloquium, Brown University, February 2011
  • “The Large Hadron Collider”, Physics Colloquium, Wellesley College, October 2010
  • “The Shape of Jets to Come”, Colloquium, MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science, February 2010

Lecture Series & Schools

  • “The Case for Jet Substructure”, Theorist of the Month, DESY, June 2014
  • “Jet Substructure”, PiTP Summer School, Princeton, July 2013
  • “Super-tricks for Superspace”, TASI Summer School, C.U. Boulder, June 2012
  • “Little Lessons for a Little Higgs”, ICTP Winter School, Trieste, January 2012
  • “Goldstini”, “The Shape of Jets to Come”, “Event Topologies for Early LHC”, Topic of the Week Lecture Series, Fermilab, November 2010
  • “Entering the LHC Era”, MIT-CTP Felix Villars Theoretical Physics Retreat, January 2010

Invited Plenary Talks

  • “Jets in QCD: The Case for Jet Substructure”, Quark Confinment and the Hadron Spectrum XI, St. Petersburg, September 2014
  • “New Observables for Jet Substructure”, 43rd International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics (ISMD13), Chicago, September 2013
  • “The Case for Jet Substructure”, SEARCH 2013, Stonybrook, August 2013
  • “Theoretical Progress in Dissecting Jets”, Boost 2013, Flagstaff, August 2013
  • “Supersymmetry at the Frontiers” (Rapporteur Talk), Snowmass on the Pacific, KITP, Santa Barbara, May 2013
  • “The Higgs Boson: Triumph of the Standard Model”, 24th Annual Kavli Frontiers of Science, National Academy of Sciences, U.C. Irvine, November 2012
  • “Jet Substructure and N-subjettiness”, Monte Carlo for Beyond the Standard Model 2012, Cornell, March 2012
  • “Big Questions in Particle Physics” (Pedagogical Lecture), PANIC11, MIT, July 2011
  • “Two Views of the Universe” (Closing Talk), Hadron Collider Physics Symposium, Toronto, August 2010
  • “Supersymmetry Breaks (Again)”, in honor of Gerry Guralnik's 2010 Sakurai Prize, Brown University, May 2010
  • “Goldstini”, Emerging Problems in Particle Phenomenology, ITS/CUNY, April 2010
  • “The Window to the Terascale” (Opening Talk), Physics in the LHC Era, Aspen Center for Physics, February 2009

Local Presentations

  • “Implications of the Higgs Boson”, MIT PhysPOP Orientation Lecture, August 2013
  • “The Higgs Boson: Keystone of the Standard Model”, MIT MISTI Presentation, April 2013
  • “Dark Matter Beyond the Standard Model”, MIT Astronomical Event, October 2012
  • “Hints of New Physics at the Energy Frontier”, MIT Physics Alumni Breakfast, May 2012
  • “Beyond the Standard Model at the Frontiers”, MIT PhysPOP Orientation Lecture, August 2011
  • “Goldstini at the LHC”, MIT Physics Visiting Committee Presentation, October 2010
  • “Supersymmetry Breaks (Again)”, MIT Physics Faculty Lunch, April 2010
  • “The LHC Won’t Destroy the Planet (But Will Spark a Revolution)”, MIT Physics IAP Lecture 2010

Invited Seminars

  • Perimeter Institute, October 2014
  • “Anomaly Mediation from Unbroken Supergravity”, U. Chicago, April 2014
  • “Anomaly Mediation from Unbroken Supergravity”, U.C. Irvine, January 2014
  • “Jets Without Jets”, Caltech, January 2014
  • “Jets Without Jets”, U.C. Berkeley, December 2013
  • “Jets Without Jets”, Boston U, December 2013
  • ”(Non)perturbative QCD and Jet Substructure”, U. Oregon, May 2013
  • “The Shape of Jets to Come”, U. Delaware, April 2013
  • ”(Non)perturbative QCD and Jet Substructure”, Boston U., September 2012
  • “The Two Faces of Anomaly Mediation”, SLAC, April 2012
  • “The Two Faces of Anomaly Mediation”, Princeton, March 2012
  • “The Two Faces of Anomaly Mediation”, Rutgers, March 2012
  • “The Two Faces of Anomaly Mediation”, New York U., January 2012
  • “Goldstini at the LHC”, Columbia U., January 2012
  • “Goldstini at the LHC”, U. New Hampshire, November 2011
  • “N-subjettiness”, U. Maryland, October 2011
  • “N-subjettiness”, U. Michigan, October 2011
  • “The Spectrum of Goldstini”, U. Minnesota, June 2011
  • “N-subjettiness”, U.C. Davis, March 2011
  • “N-subjettiness”, U.C. Berkeley, March 2011
  • “Aspects of Goldstini”, Cornell, October 2010
  • “Aspects of Goldstini”, Boston U., October 2010
  • “Aspects of Goldstini”, Harvard, September 2010
  • “Aspects of Goldstini”, SLAC, June 2010
  • “Goldstini”, Yale University Particle Theory Seminar, April 2010
  • “Goldstini”, SUNY Stony Brook/Brookhaven National Laboratory Joint Theory Seminar, March 2010
  • “Cosmic Signal from the Hidden Sector”, U.C. Santa Cruz, November 2009
  • “Dark Force Detection in Low Energy e-p Collisions”, U.C. Davis, October 2009
  • “Cosmic Signals from the Hidden Sector”, Fermilab, October 2009
  • “Cosmic Signals from the Hidden Sector”, Argonne N.L., October 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, Johns Hopkins, May 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, U. Maryland, May 2009
  • “Collective Quartics and Dangerous Singlets in Little Higgs”, SLAC, April 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, Rutgers, March 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, MIT, February 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, Cornell, November 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, U.C. Davis, June 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Ohio State, May 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, MIT, April 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, U. Arizona, March 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, U. Texas, March 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, SLAC, February 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Princeton, November 2007
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Rutgers, November 2007
  • “Particle Theory and Monte Carlo”, Stanford, November 2007
  • “Natural/Unnatural”, U.C. San Diego, April 2007
  • “Natural/Unnatural”, U. Michigan, February 2007
  • “Natural/Unnatural”, Princeton, February 2007
  • “Di-Higgs at Dimension Six”, Weizmann I., January 2007
  • “MARMOSET: Signal-Based Monte Carlo for the LHC”, Neve Shalom, January 2007
  • “Di-Higgs at Dimension Six”, Technion, January 2007
  • “Unified Frameworks for the LHC”, U. Washington, December 2006
  • “Di-Higgs at Dimension Six”, SLAC, October 2006
  • “Unified Frameworks for the LHC”, U.C. Davis, October 2006
  • “Unified Frameworks for the LHC”, U.C. Irvine, October 2006
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, U. Chicago (CDF), March 2006
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, U. Minnesota, March 2006
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, Perimeter I., March 2006
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, Rutgers, December 2005
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, U. Pennsylvannia, December 2005
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, Princeton, November 2005
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, U.C. Berkeley, November 2005
  • “Confronting a Degenerate MSSM at the LHC”, Stanford, October 2005
  • “Supersymmetry and the LHC Inverse Problem”, Johns Hopkins, October 2005
  • “The Degenerate MSSM”, U. Texas, October 2005
  • “Little Technicolor”, Boston U., April 2005
  • “Little Technicolor”, New York U., March 2005

Complete Conferences/Workshops

  • “Jets in QCD: The Case for Jet Substructure”, Quark Confinment and the Hadron Spectrum XI, St. Petersburg, September 2014
  • “Mutual Information and Quark/Gluon Discrimination”, Boost 2014, London, August 2014 (Advisory Committee)
  • Debates on the Nature of Dark Matter, Harvard, May 2014
  • Boston Jet Physics Workshop, MIT, January 2014 (Organizer)
  • “New Observables for Jet Substructure”, 43rd International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics (ISMD13), Chicago, September 2013
  • “The Case for Jet Substructure”, SEARCH 2013, Stonybrook, August 2013
  • “Theoretical Progress in Dissecting Jets”, “Unsafe but Calculable”, Boost 2013, Flagstaff, August 2013 (Advisory Committee)
  • “Supersymmetry at the Frontiers” (Rapporteur Talk), Snowmass on the Pacific, KITP, Santa Barbara, May 2013
  • “N-jettiness as a Jet Algorithm”, Snowmass at Brookhaven, April 2013
  • “The Higgs Boson: Triumph of the Standard Model”, 24th Annual Kavli Frontiers of Science, National Academy of Sciences, U.C. Irvine, November 2012
  • “Progress in Jet Substructure”, The LHC Shows the Way, Aspen Center for Physics, August 2012
  • “Progress in N-subjettiness”, Boost 2012, Valencia, July 2012 (Advisory Committee)
  • “Jet Substructure and N-subjettiness”, Monte Carlo for Beyond the Standard Model 2012, Cornell, March 2012
  • SEARCH 2012, U. Maryland, March 2012
  • “Goldstini”, SUSY 2011, Fermilab, August 2011
  • “N-subjettiness”, TH-LPCC Summer Institute on LHC Physics, CERN, August 2011
  • Year One of the LHC, Aspen Center for Physics, July 2011 (Organizer)
  • “Big Questions in Particle Physics” (Pedagogical Lecture), “N-subjettiness”, PANIC11, MIT, July 2011 (Program Committee)
  • “N-subjettiness”, Boost 2011, PCTP, Princeton, May 2011
  • New Data from the Energy Frontier, Aspen Center for Physics, February 2011 (Organizer)
  • Boston Jet Physics Workshop, Harvard, January 2011 (Organizer)
  • “Introducing the DarkLight Experiment”, Searching for a New Gauge Boson at JLab, Jefferson Lab, September 2010
  • “Two Views of the Universe” (Closing Talk), Hadron Collider Physics Symposium, Toronto, August 2010
  • Implications of First LHC Data, MIT, August 2010 (Organizer)
  • From Colliders to the Dark Sector, Aspen Center for Physics, June 2010
  • “Supersymmetry Breaks (Again)”, in honor of Gerry Guralnik's 2010 Sakurai Prize, Brown University, May 2010
  • “Goldstini”, Emerging Problems in Particle Phenomenology, ITS/CUNY, April 2010
  • “Search for New Light Bosons in Electron-Proton Collisions Using the JLab FEL”, Dark Forces Workshop, SLAC, September 2009
  • “Cosmic Signals from the Hidden Sector”, BSM Institute, Physics at the LHC, CERN, August 2009
  • Beyond the Standard Model Physics at the Threshold, Aspen Center for Physics, July 2009
  • “Variable Jet Sizes and Anti-kT”, US ATLAS Hadronic Final State Forum, SLAC, April 2009
  • “The NLO Cascade”, SCET 2009, MIT, March 2009
  • “The Window to the Terascale” (Opening Talk), Physics in the LHC Era, Aspen Center for Physics, February 2009
  • “Dark Matter through the Axion Portal”, LHC and Dark Matter Workshop, MCTP, Michigan, January 2009
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, New Physics Beyond the Standard Model, KITPC, Beijing, October 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Beyond the Standard Model Signals in a QCD Environment, Aspen Center for Physics, August 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, LHC from Data to Discovery, LANL, Santa Fe, July 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Vector Boson Plus Jets Production, LBL, Berkeley, March 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, Physics of the Large Hadron Collider, KITP, Santa Barbara, February 2008
  • West Coast LHC Theory Network, SLAC, January 2008
  • “GenEvA: A New Framework for Event Generation”, LHC New Physics Signatures Workshop, MCTP, Michigan, January 2008
  • BSM Institute, New Physics and the LHC, CERN, August 2007
  • “Good Things Come to Those Who Weight”, Eötvös-Cornell BTSM Workshop, Eötvös University, Budapest, June 2007
  • “MARMOSET”, West Coast LHC Theory Network, U.C. Irvine, May 2007
  • “MARMOSET”, Physics at LHC from Experiment to Theory, PCTP, Princeton, March 2007
  • “MARMOSET”, West Coast LHC Theory Network, U.C. Davis, December 2006
  • “Little M-theory”, Joint Meeting of APS-DPF and JPS 2006, Waikiki, Hawaii, October 2006
  • “Little M-theory”, LHC Olympics III, KITP, Santa Barbara, August 2006
  • “The Harvard Black Box”, LHC Olympics II, CERN, February 2006
  • “The Degenerate MSSM”, LHC Olympics, CERN, July 2005
  • “Little Technicolor”, “The Degenerate MSSM”, SUSY 2005, IPPP, Durham, July 2005
  • “Universal Dynamics of Spontaneous Lorentz-Violation”, Fundamental Symmetries and Fundamental Constants, ICTP, Trieste, September 2004

Research Grants

  • Early Career Research Award, “Interpreting New Data from the Energy Frontier”, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, 2011-2016 ($750k)
  • Affiliated postdocs and students supported by cooperative research agreement: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, “Laboratory for Nuclear Science, High Energy Physics Program: Task C, Center for Theoretical Physics”
  • 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)
  • Global Seed Fund Award (with Iain Stewart, Andre Hoang, and Gavin Salam), “Probing a New Energy Frontier with Jets at the Large Hadron Collider”, MIT International Science and Technology Initiative, 2012-2013 ($15k)

Service

Internal Service

Ph.D. Thesis Committees

  • David Hernandez, “Statistical Description of Dark Matter Halo Phase Space” (Edmund Bertschinger), in progress
  • Mingming Yang, “Observation and Property Measurement of a New Boson Decaying Into Two Photons Using the CMS Detector” (Christoph Paus), in progress
  • Shawn Henderson, “First Dark Matter Search Results From A Second Generation Direction-Sensitive TPC” (Peter Fisher), July 2013
  • Teng Ma, “Fragmentation of Jets Produced in PbPb Collisions at LHC” (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

MIT Physics

  • MIT Physics Colloquium Committee (Spring 2010-present, Chair Fall 2012-Spring 2014)
  • MIT Physics Academic Advisor (Fall 2011-present)
  • MIT Physics Qualifying Exam, Part II Committee (Spring 2012-Spring 2014, Chair Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
  • MIT Physics Qualifying Exam, Part II Grading Committee (September 2010)

MIT Center for Theoretical Physics

  • MIT CTP Nuclear/Particle Seminar Committee (Fall 2010-present)
  • MIT CTP Postdoc Selection Committee (Fall 2009-present)

MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives

  • MISTI Global Seed Funds Evaluation Committee (Fall 2012, Fall 2013)

Before MIT

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

External Service

External Ph.D. Examiner

  • Brian Walsh, Yale University, “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), February 2013
  • Travis Martin, Carleton University, “Examining Extra Neutral Gauge Bosons in Non-Universal Models and Exploring the Phenomenology of the Bestest Little Higgs Model and the LHC” (Thomas Gregoire and Stephen Godfrey), August 2012

Workshop/Conference Organization

  • Organizer, Galileo Galilei Institute Workshop: “Gearing up for LHC13” (Fall 2015)
  • Advisory Committee, Chicago Workshop: “Boost 2015” (August 2015)
  • Advisory Committee, London Workshop: “Boost 2014” (August 2014)
  • Organizer, Harvard/MIT Workshop: “Boston Jet Physics” (January 2014)
  • Advisory Committee, Flagstaff Workshop: “Boost 2013” (August 2013)
  • Advisory Committee, Valencia Workshop: “Boost 2012” (July 2012)
  • Program Committee, PANIC 2011: “Particle and Nuclei International Conference” (July 2011)
  • Organizer, Aspen Center for Physics Workshop: “Year One of the LHC” (July 2011)
  • Organizer, Aspen Center for Physics Conference: “New Data from the Energy Frontier” (February 2011)
  • Organizer, Harvard/MIT Workshop: “Boston Jet Physics” (January 2011)
  • Organizer, MIT/Berkeley Workshop: “Implications of First LHC Data” (August 2010)
  • Advisory Committee, Oxford University Workshop: “Boost 2010” (June 2010)

Scientific Advising

  • LHC Theory Initiative, Fellowship Selection Committee (Fall 2013-present)
  • Science Advisory Board, USQCD Collaboration (Spring 2013-present)

Peer Review

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

Funding Agency Review

  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • National Science Foundation
  • Israel Science Foundation
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
  • Swiss National Science Foundation

Outreach

  • Appearance in Documentary Film, “Particle Fever”, 2013
    • After film Q&A, Portsmouth Music Hall, May 2014
    • After film Q&A, MIT Lecture Series Committee, September 2014
  • TheoryNet High School Physics Outreach
    • Michael Wadness, Medford High School (Fall 2012-present)
    • Michael Hirsh, Needham High School (Spring 2010-Spring 2012)

Memberships

  • American Physical Society
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