Gordon Kane

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Gordon Kane

Victor Weisskopf Distinguished University Professor of Physics

Office Location(s): 3464 Randall
Phone: 734.764.4451

  • Fields of Study
    • Elementary Particle Theory
  • About

    Professor Kane focuses on ways to test, extend, and strengthen the very successful Standard Model of Particle Physics in his research. He has particularly emphasized the supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model, along with methods for discovering and understanding the Higgs sector. Recent work has also focused on astrophysics and cosmology connections with particle physics, particularly in supersymmetric theories, and how to connect string theory to the real world. In general, he is interested in any area involving connection of theory and experiment for gauge theories of elementary particles.

    Professor Kane is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the British Institute of Physics. Professor Kane was awarded the 2012 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society.

    Selected Publications

    Dark Matter as a Guide Toward a Light Gluino at the LHC, (Daniel Feldman, Gordon Kane, Ran Lu, Brent Nelson), Phys. Lett. B 687:363-370, arXiv: 1002.2430 (2010).

    Initial Determination of the Spins of the Gluino and Squarks at LHC, (Gordon Kane, Alexey Petrov, Jing Shao, Lian-Tao Wang), J. Phys. G 37:045004, arXiv: 0805.1397 (2010).

    A Non-thermal WIMP Miracle, (Bobby Acharya, Gordon Kane, Scott Watson, Piyush Kumar), Phys Rev. D 80:083529, arXiv: 0908.2430 (2009).

    PAMELA Satellite Data as a Signal of Non-Thermal Wino LSP Dark Matter, (Gordon Kane, Ran Lu, Scott Watson), Phys. Lett. B 681:151-160, arXiv: 0906.4765 (2009).

    Non-Thermal Dark Matter and the Moduli Problem in String Frameworks, (Bobby Acharya, Piyush Kumar, Konstantin Bobkov, Gordon Kane, Jing Shao, Scott Watson), JHEP 0806:064, arXiv:0804.0863 (2008).

    The G(2)-MSSM: An M Theory Motivated Model of Particle Physics, (Bobby Acharya, Konstantin Bobkov, Gordon Kane, Jing Shao, Piyush Kumar), Phys. Rev. D 78:065038, arXiv:0801.0478 (2008).

    The Soft Supersymmetry-Breaking Lagrangian: Theory and Applications, (D.J.H. Chung, L.L. Everett, G.L. Kane, S.F. King, J. Lykken, Lian-Tao Wang), hep-ph/0312378 (2003).

    A Possible Mechanism for Generating a Small Positive Cosmological Constant, (Gordon L. Kane, Malcolm J. Perry, Anna N. Zytkow), hep-th/ 0311152 (2003).

    Supersymmetry: What? Why? When?, (G. Kane), Contemp. Physics 41, 359-367 (2000).

    Supersymmetry: Unveiling the Ultimate Laws of Nature, (G. Kane), Perseus Books (2000).

    The Particle Garden—Our Universe as Understood by Particle Physicists, (G. Kane), Helix Books, Addison-Wesley (1994).

    Modern Elementary Particle Physics, (G. Kane), updated and published in paperback edition (1993).