Low energy nuclear physics, fundamental symmetries and precision tests of the Standard Model: My research focuses on solving the theory of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) to unravel aspects of the nuclear strong interactions relevant for fundamental questions about our Universe. Solving QCD will provide essential insight to unanswered questions about astrophysics and cosmology, such as understanding the observed abundance of matter (over anti-matter) and the potential interactions of Dark Matter with matter. The complex nature of QCD requires a numerical solution and so a key aspect of my research is the utilization of high-performance supercomputers to make quantitative connections between this fundamental theory and basic nuclear physics.
- Useful physics links
- Places I have worked
- 2015 - now: Theory Group in the Nuclear Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- 2013 - 2015: The College of William and Mary Physics Department and the Theory Group and Jefferson Lab
- 2010 - 2013: Theory Group in the Nuclear Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- 2008 - 2010: Nuclear and Hadronic Theory Group in the College of William and Mary Physics Dept.
- 2008 - 2010: Theory group at Jefferson Lab
- 2006 - 2008: TQHN Group in the University of Maryland Physics Dept.
- 2004 - 2006: Nuclear Theory Group at the UW Physics Department
- W&M PHYS 772: Introduction to the Standard Model Spring 2014 Spring 2015
- W&M PHYS 773: Effective Field Theory Fall 2014
Apparantly, a lecture I gave to high school students, as part of George Smoot's Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics Global Teachers' Academy program, has made it onto Youtube. While I find it embarassing to listen to myself talk, you may find it entertaining. Enjoy.
MY PERSONAL LIFE
One of my favorite bands, Gogol Bordello
A project my artist-brothers are working on for Seattle Music Scene
A music video filmed by one of my brothers for the music of another brother!
Avi (my bros) photo website