Gordon Kane

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Gordon Kane

Victor Weisskopf Distinguished University Professor of Physics and Director Emeritus, MCTP

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.  He has made several testable predictions from compactified M theory, including anticipating correctly the mass and decay branching ratios of the Higgs boson, and LHC predictions for discovery of certain superpartners in the run beginning summer 2015. 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

    What is a Quark?, (Gordon L. Kane, Malcolm J. Perry), Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 30, 01, 1530006 (2015).

    Dark Matter Production Mechanisms with a Non-Thermal Cosmological History - A Classification, (Gordon L. Kane, Piyush Kumar, Brent D. Nelson, Bob Zheng), arXiv:1502.05406 (2015).

    Review and Update of the Compactified M/String Theory Prediction of the Higgs Boson Mass and Properties, (Gordon Kane, Ran Lu, Bob Zheng), Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 28, 1330002  arXiv:1211.2231 (2013).

    Supersymmetry and Beyond: From the Higgs Boson to the New Physics, (Gordon Kane), Basic Books (2013).

    The Baryon-Dark Matter Ratio Via Moduli Decay After Affleck-Dine Baryogenesis, (Gordon Kane, Jing Shao, Scott Watson, Hai-Bo Yu), JCAP 1111, 012 arXiv:1108.5178 (2011).

    Superpartners at LHC and Future Colliders: Predictions from Constrained Compactified M-Theory, (Sebastian A. R. Ellis, Gordon L. Kane, Bob Zheng), arXiv:1408.1961 (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).

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

    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).