Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University; Assistant Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
Tim Tait is an assistant professor at Northwestern University with a joint appintment in the high energy physics division of Argonne National Lab. His research is focused on physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics and early cosmology. With the Large Hadron Collider experiment turning on next year at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, it is a very exciting time for these areas of fundamental research! Tait hopes to use LHC data to explain the remaining mysteries of the Standard Model, such as the identity of the dark matter, why there are three generations of matter particles, why there are four forces, and why gravity is so much weaker than the other three forces.