Director, Maryland Center for Theoretical Physics (MCFP)
Distinguished University Professor and John S. Toll Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, University of Maryland College Park
Professor Sundrum is a theoretical particle physicist within the Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics (MCFP). He has a diverse array of research interests, including theory and phenomenology connected to the Hierarchy Problem of the Higgs Boson and Electro-Weak Unification, the nature of Dark Matter, the Origins of Matter ("Baryogenesis"), the origins of Flavor Structure of the known particles, Dark Energy and the acceleration of the Universe, Quantum Gravity, the nature of Black Holes and Cosmological Horizons, and Cosmic Inflation. The theoretical paradigms and tools that Prof. Sundrum works on to address these areas include Supersymmetry, New Spacetime Dimensions, Strongly Coupled quantum field theories, AdS/CFT Duality, and String Theory. Prof. Sundrum's work connects to a host of different types of experiments, including the Large Hadron Collider, direct and indirect Dark Matter Detection experiments, neutrino experiments, anomalous electric-dipole moments of particles and atoms, low-energy tests for rare processes, Dark Energy experiments and observations, precisions studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background, and short-range tests of Newton's Law. He also enjoys explaining the excitement of fundamental physics to young people, and to the public in general.