LianTao Wang

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College

LianTao Wang is researching particle physics phenomenology, working on models of TeV new physics beyond the Standard Model and their experimental signals. The focus of his current research effort is on signals of new physics at the Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider. He has worked on models and phenomenology of supersymmetry, warped extra-dimension (Randall-Sundrum), and composite Higgs. He is interested in methods of discovering and measuring the properties of new physics particles and possible models of cold dark matter in the universe and their experimental signals.

Wang was awarded the Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, U.S. Department of Energy (2008–present) and the Early Career Research Program award, Department of Energy Office of Science (2010–15).

Wang is coauthor of several publications, including “Heavy Squarks at the LHC,” “Dark Light Higgs,” “Non-relativistic Effective Theory of Dark Matter Direct Detection,” and “Missing Momentum Reconstruction and Spin Measurements at Hadron Colliders.”

He earned his PhD in physics from the University of Michigan and BS in physics from Fudan University.

Wang joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2011.

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