Bipin Desai

Bipin Desai
Professor 
Research Interests:
 Theoretical High Energy Physics: origin of mass and physics beyond the standard model
Education:
Ph.D. 1961, University of California, Berkeley
Current Research:
There exists now a very successful standard model of the fundamental
constituents of matter and the forces which act between
them. Nevertheless, many basic issues are yet to be explored. The
theoretical particle physics research at UCR is concerned with the
extension of our knowledge at this exciting frontier. Some current
topics on which we are working include possible extensions of the
standard model and their experimental signatures, the unification of
all or some of the fundamental forces, the origin of mass, the
possible violation of fundamental conservation laws, and the fermion
and gauge boson masses from the dynamics of fourfermi interaction
models. Phenomenological studies and model building for hadronhadron
and electronpositron scattering at high energies are an important
component of this program. In particular, there is a close
collaboration with the experimental group in testing theoretical
predictions on production of weak vector bosons, heavy quarks, and
supersymmetric particles.
Another exciting area which is currently under rapid development
concerns the interplay between particle physics and
astrophysics. Using the methods of both these subjects, phenomena not
accessible using Earthbound experiments can be studied. Presently, we
are concerned with understanding the properties of neutrinos using
this approach.
Selected Publications:
 "Solutions to the Renormalization Group Equations for Yukawa Matrices as an Answer to the Quark and Lepton Mass Problem", B. R. Desai and A. R. Vaucher, hepph/0309102 (2003).
 "ThreeNeutrino Mass Matrices with Two Texture Zeros", B. R. Desai, D.P. Roy and A. R. Vaucher, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 18, 1355 (2003).
 "Quark Mass Matrices with Four and Five Texture Zeros, and the CKM Matrix, in Terms of Mass Eigenvalues", B. R. Desai and A. R. Vaucher, Phys. Rev. D 63, 113001(2001).