Flip Tanedo spends his time thinking about dark matter.
He grew up in Los Angeles and fell in love with physics after reading The Physics of Star Trek. This carried into degrees in mathematics and physics at Stanford, Cambridge, Durham, and a Ph.D at Cornell. After a postdoc at UC Irvine, he is currently faculty at UC Riverside where he is often covered in a layer of chalk dust.
Service: Website Committee (chair) · CNAS Equity Advisor · Climate Committee · Phy Sci Book Club Moderator · POWUR faculty adviser · APS IDEA UCR lead · Snowmass TF/CF Liaison ·
I am a theoretical particle physicist. My main focus has been the search for an fundamental theory of dark matter. I specialize in quantum field theories with holographic hidden sectors. These models of dark sectors inform our experimental program to discover new physics. The puzzles and tools in particle physics spill beyond historical disciplines: I am excited about the overlaps with particle cosmology, machine learning, and information.
Find more about my current work on Inspire
I am part of the UCR particle theory group. I also work with some of the theory faculty in the UCR astro group.
UCR undergraduates seeking mentoring in particle physics (e.g. through NMC or CL) may contact me. I welcome invitations for potential postdocs eligible for the UC PPFP fellowship, NSF MPS ASCEND fellowship, or a UC-MEXUS fellowship.
* - co-advised, ◊ - postdoc, † - undergraduate, ‡ - high-school, § - visiting
Aspen Center for Physics 2019
theory group lunch 2019
group photo 2019