Professor Schuster is a theoretical physicist focused on identifying dark matter and its properties, developing concepts for new experimental tests of physics beyond the Standard Model, and studying novel theories of long-range forces. He is also directly involved in several experimental efforts as co-spokesperson for APEX, a founding member and physics coordinator for LDMX, and as a founding member of HPS.
Prospective graduate students interested in research rotations should contact Professor Schuster directly. Recent research directions include new ideas to detect axions, milli-charge dark matter, the use of novel accelerator experiments to search for light WIMP-like dark matter, and generalizations of gauge theories that include massless particles with continuous spin. Publications are listed on INSPIRE.
Professor Schuster is also chair of the Particle Physics & Astrophysics department at Stanford’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Professor, Particle Physics and Astrophysics
Department Chair, Particle Physics & Astrophysics (2020 - Present)
Honors & Awards
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, DOE (2021)
New Horizons in Physics Prize, Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation (Nov. 2014)
Early Researcher Award, Ontario (2015)
Discovery Accelerator Award, NSERC (2012)
Ph.D., Harvard University, Physics (2007)
M.S., Harvard University, Physics (2005)
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics (2003)
Independent Studies (1)
PHYSICS 490 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
Sarah Gaiser, Emrys Peets, Gowri Sundaresan