Bio


I am a theoretical physicist interested in elementary particles and the fundamental interactions. My main research interests are:

consequences of the "Standard Model of particle physics"

precision study of the heaviest known elementary particles - the W and Z bosons, the top quark, and the Higgs boson - to search for clues to new fundamental interactions beyond the Standard Model

models of such new interactions, especially models with composite or strongly interacting Higgs bosons

models for the particle that composes the dark matter of the universe

I am the author of a leading textbook in this area, "An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory", with Daniel Schroeder. My new textbook, "Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics", should be appearing soon.

For further information about my research activities, interests, Stanford courses, and related subjects, please see my web page: http://www.slac.stanford.edu/~mpeskin/

Academic Appointments


  • Professor, Particle Physics and Astrophysics

2020-21 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Nicole Hartman, George Wojcik

All Publications


  • Revision of the LHCb limit on Majorana neutrinos PHYSICAL REVIEW D Shuve, B., Peskin, M. E. 2016; 94 (11)
  • On the Trail of the Higgs Boson ANNALEN DER PHYSIK Peskin, M. E. 2016; 528 (1-2): 20-34
  • Supersymmetric dark matter in the harsh light of the Large Hadron Collider PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Peskin, M. E. 2015; 112 (40): 12256-12263

    Abstract

    I review the status of the model of dark matter as the neutralino of supersymmetry in the light of constraints on supersymmetry given by the 7- to 8-TeV data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

    View details for DOI 10.1073/pnas.1308787111

    View details for Web of Science ID 000363125400028

    View details for PubMedID 25331902

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC4603471

  • Ken Wilson: Solving the Strong Interactions JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PHYSICS Peskin, M. E. 2014; 157 (4-5): 651-665
  • Summary of Lepton-Photon 2011 PRAMANA-JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Peskin, M. E. 2012; 79 (5): 1169-1214
  • Simplified models for LHC new physics searches JOURNAL OF PHYSICS G-NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS Alves, D., Arkani-Hamed, N., Arora, S., Bai, Y., Baumgart, M., Berger, J., Buckley, M., Butler, B., Chang, S., Cheng, H., Cheung, C., Chivukula, R. S., Cho, W. S., Cotta, R., D'Alfonso, M., El Hedri, S., Essig, R., Evans, J. A., Fitzpatrick, L., Fox, P., Franceschini, R., Freitas, A., Gainer, J. S., Gershtein, Y., Gray, R., Gregoire, T., Gripaios, B., Gunion, J., Han, T., Haas, A., Hansson, P., Hewett, J., Hits, D., Hubisz, J., Izaguirre, E., Kaplan, J., Katz, E., Kilic, C., Kim, H., Kitano, R., Koay, S. A., Ko, P., Krohn, D., Kuflik, E., Lewis, I., Lisanti, M., Liu, T., Liu, Z., Lu, R., Luty, M., Meade, P., Morrissey, D., Mrenna, S., Nojiri, M., Okui, T., Padhi, S., Papucci, M., Park, M., Park, M., Perelstein, M., Peskin, M., Phalen, D., Rehermann, K., Rentala, V., Roy, T., Ruderman, J. T., Sanz, V., Schmaltz, M., Schnetzer, S., Schuster, P., Schwaller, P., Schwartz, M. D., Schwartzman, A., Shao, J., Shelton, J., Shih, D., Shu, J., Silverstein, D., Simmons, E., Somalwar, S., Spannowsky, M., Spethmann, C., Strassler, M., Su, S., Tait, T., Thomas, B., Thomas, S., Toro, N., Volansky, T., Wacker, J., Waltenberger, W., Yavin, I., Yu, F., Zhao, Y., Zurek, K. 2012; 39 (10)
  • Antenna splitting functions for massive particles PHYSICAL REVIEW D Larkoski, A. J., Peskin, M. E. 2011; 84 (3)
  • Top quark anomalous couplings at the International Linear Collider PHYSICAL REVIEW D Devetak, E., Nomerotski, A., Peskin, M. 2011; 84 (3)
  • Top quark amplitudes with an anomalous magnetic moment PHYSICAL REVIEW D Larkoski, A. J., Peskin, M. E. 2011; 83 (3)
  • Spin-dependent antenna splitting functions PHYSICAL REVIEW D Larkoski, A. J., Peskin, M. E. 2010; 81 (5)
  • Dark matter and particle physics JOURNAL OF THE PHYSICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN Peskin, M. E. 2007; 76 (11)
  • Determination of dark matter properties at high-energy colliders PHYSICAL REVIEW D Baltz, E. A., Battaglia, M., Peskin, M. E., Wizansky, T. 2006; 74 (10)
  • Leptogenesis from gravity waves in models of inflation PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Alexander, S. H., Peskin, M. E., Sheikh-Jabbari, M. M. 2006; 96 (8)

    Abstract

    We present a new mechanism for creating the observed cosmic matter-antimatter asymmetry which satisfies all three Sakharov conditions from one common thread, gravitational waves. We generate lepton number through the gravitational anomaly in the lepton number current. The source term comes from elliptically polarized gravity waves that are produced during inflation if the inflaton field contains a CP-odd component. The amount of matter asymmetry generated in our model can be of realistic size for the parameters within the range of some inflationary scenarios and grand unified theories.

    View details for DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.081301

    View details for Web of Science ID 000235736200009

    View details for PubMedID 16606163

  • Contribution from neutrino Yukawa couplings to lepton electric dipole moments PHYSICAL REVIEW D Farzan, Y., Peskin, M. E. 2004; 70 (9)
  • Top quarks and electroweak symmetry breaking in little Higgs models PHYSICAL REVIEW D Perelstein, M., Peskin, M. E., Pierce, A. 2004; 69 (7)
  • Supersymmetry: the next spectroscopy FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS - HEISENBERG AND BEYOND Peskin, M. E. 2004: 99-133
  • Numerical problem solving for undergraduate core courses COMPUTING IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING Peskin, M. E. 2003; 5 (6): 92-97
  • Selectron studies at e(-)e(-) and e(+)e(-) colliders PHYSICAL REVIEW D Feng, J. L., Peskin, M. E. 2001; 64 (11)
  • How can a heavy Higgs boson be consistent with the precision electroweak measurements? art. no. 093003 PHYSICAL REVIEW D Peskin, M. E., Wells, J. D. 2001; 64 (9)
  • TeV strings and collider probes of large extra dimensions PHYSICAL REVIEW D Cullen, S., Perelstein, M., Peskin, M. E. 2000; 62 (5)
  • Scalar top quark as the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle PHYSICAL REVIEW D Chou, C. L., Peskin, M. E. 2000; 61 (5)
  • Collider signatures of new large space dimensions PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Mirabelli, E. A., Perelstein, M., Peskin, M. E. 1999; 82 (11): 2236-2239
  • Transmission of supersymmetry breaking from a four-dimensional boundary PHYSICAL REVIEW D Mirabelli, E. A., Peskin, M. E. 1998; 58 (6)
  • Systematics of slepton production in e(+)e(-) and e(-)e(-) collisions Electron-Electron Linear Collider Workshop (e(minus) e(minus) 97) Peskin, M. E. WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD. 1998: 2299–2305
  • Beyond the standard model 1996 European School of High-Energy Physics Peskin, M. E. C E R N. 1997: 49–142
  • Physics opportunities of e(+)e(-) linear colliders ANNUAL REVIEW OF NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE SCIENCE Murayama, H., Peskin, M. E. 1996; 46: 533-608
  • The experimental investigation of supersymmetry breaking PROGRESS OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS SUPPLEMENT Peskin, M. E. 1996: 507-537
  • EXOTIC NONSUPERSYMMETRIC GAUGE DYNAMICS FROM SUPERSYMMETRIC QCD PHYSICAL REVIEW D Aharony, O., Sonnenschein, J., Peskin, M. E., Yankielowicz, S. 1995; 52 (10): 6157-6174
  • TESTING SUPERSYMMETRY AT THE NEXT LINEAR COLLIDER PHYSICAL REVIEW D Feng, J. L., Peskin, M. E., Murayama, H., Tata, X. 1995; 52 (3): 1418-1432
  • VIOLATION OF CPT AND QUANTUM-MECHANICS IN THE K-0-(K)OVER-BAR-0 SYSTEM NUCLEAR PHYSICS B Huet, P., Peskin, M. E. 1995; 434 (1-2): 3-38
  • PRODUCTION, DECAY, AND POLARIZATION OF EXCITED HEAVY HADRONS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Falk, A. F., Peskin, M. E. 1994; 49 (7): 3320-3332
  • HADRON-PRODUCTION IN GAMMA-GAMMA-COLLISIONS AS A BACKGROUND FOR E+E- LINEAR COLLIDERS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Chen, P. S., Barklow, T. L., Peskin, M. E. 1994; 49 (7): 3209-3227
  • COMPUTATION OF MINIJET INCLUSIVE CROSS-SECTIONS PHYSICS LETTERS B DELDUCA, V., Peskin, M. E., Tang, W. K. 1993; 306 (1-2): 151-157
  • PROBE OF CP VIOLATION IN TOP QUARK PAIR PRODUCTION AT HADRON SUPERCOLLIDERS PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Schmidt, C. R., Peskin, M. E. 1992; 69 (3): 410-413
  • ESTIMATION OF OBLIQUE ELECTROWEAK CORRECTIONS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Peskin, M. E., Takeuchi, T. 1992; 46 (1): 381-409
  • THRESHOLD PRODUCTION OF HEAVY TOP QUARKS - QCD AND THE HIGGS BOSON PHYSICAL REVIEW D Strassler, M. J., Peskin, M. E. 1991; 43 (5): 1500-1514
  • NEW CONSTRAINT ON A STRONGLY INTERACTING HIGGS SECTOR PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Peskin, M. E., Takeuchi, T. 1990; 65 (8): 964-967
  • N=2 SUPERCONFORMAL SYMMETRY AND SO(2,1) CURRENT-ALGEBRA NUCLEAR PHYSICS B Dixon, L. J., Peskin, M. E., Lykken, J. 1989; 325 (2): 329-355
  • STRING FIELD-THEORY ON THE CONFORMAL PLANE .2. GENERALIZED GLUING NUCLEAR PHYSICS B LeClair, A., Peskin, M. E., Preitschopf, C. R. 1989; 317 (2): 464-508
  • STRING FIELD-THEORY ON THE CONFORMAL PLANE .1. KINEMATICAL PRINCIPLES NUCLEAR PHYSICS B LeClair, A., Peskin, M. E., Preitschopf, C. R. 1989; 317 (2): 411-463
  • COOPER-PAIR MASS PHYSICAL REVIEW B Cabrera, B., Peskin, M. E. 1989; 39 (10): 6425-6430
  • DELAYED UNITARITY CANCELLATION AND HEAVY PARTICLE EFFECTS IN E+E--]W+W- NUCLEAR PHYSICS B Ahn, C., Peskin, M. E., Lynn, B. W., SELIPSKY, S. 1988; 309 (2): 221-258
  • ALL FREE STRING THEORIES ARE THEORIES OF FORMS NUCLEAR PHYSICS B Banks, T., Peskin, M. E., Preitschopf, C. R., FRIEDAN, D., Martinec, E. 1986; 274 (1): 71-92
  • EQUIVALENCE OF THE LIGHT-CONE FORMULATION AND THE GAUGE-INVARIANT FORMULATION OF STRING DYNAMICS NUCLEAR PHYSICS B Peskin, M. E., Thorn, C. B. 1986; 269 (3-4): 509-529
  • PHYSICS OF E+-E- COLLIDERS - PRESENT, FUTURE, AND FAR FUTURE AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS Peskin, M. E. 1985: 122-167
  • EXOTIC PROCESSES IN HIGH-ENERGY E-P COLLISIONS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Bagger, J. A., Peskin, M. E. 1985; 31 (9): 2211-2222
  • SYSTEMATICS OF PI-N SCATTERING IN CHIRAL SOLITON MODELS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Mattis, M. P., Peskin, M. E. 1985; 32 (1): 58-73
  • DIFFICULTIES FOR THE EVOLUTION OF PURE STATES INTO MIXED STATES NUCLEAR PHYSICS B Banks, T., Susskind, L., Peskin, M. E. 1984; 244 (1): 125-134
  • BOUND-STATE EFFECTS IN UPSILON-]GAMMA + RESONANCE PHYSICS LETTERS B Pantaleone, J., Peskin, M. E., Tye, S. H. 1984; 149 (1-3): 225-233
  • AN EFFECTIVE LAGRANGIAN FOR SUPERSYMMETRIC QCD AIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS Peskin, M. E. 1984: 127-134
  • NEW TESTS FOR QUARK AND LEPTON SUBSTRUCTURE PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Eichten, E. J., Lane, K. D., Peskin, M. E. 1983; 50 (11): 811-814
  • RAISING THE AXION MASS NUCLEAR PHYSICS B Holdom, B., Peskin, M. E. 1982; 208 (3): 397-412