Department of Physics & Astronomy

Jose Wudka

Jose Wudka

Jose Wudka


Physics 3042

Telephone: 951-827-4296
Email: jose.wudka@ucr.edu
Fax: 951-827-4529

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Research Interests:

  • High Energy Physics: Theory and phenomenology


Ph.D. 1986, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 four-fermi interaction models. Phenomenological studies and model building for hadron-hadron and electron-positron 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 super-symmetric 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 Earth-bound experiments can be studied. Presently, we are concerned with understanding the properties of neutrinos using this approach.

Selected Publications

Thick-Brane Cosmology
Aqeel Ahmed, Bohdan Grzadkowski, Jose Wudka. e-Print: arXiv:1312.3576 [hep-th]

Two-Component Dark Matter
Subhadittya Bhattacharya, Aleksandra Drozd, Bohdan Grzadkowski, Jose Wudka. JHEP 1310 (2013) 158; e-Print: arXiv:1309.2986 [hep-ph].

Higgs-Boson Couplings Beyond the Standard Model
Martin B. Einhorn, Jose Wudka. Nucl.Phys. B877 (2013) 792; e-Print: arXiv:1308.2255 [hep-ph]

Pionic Dark Matter
Subhaditya Bhattacharya, Blaženka Melić, José Wudka. JHEP 1402 (2014) 115; e-Print: arXiv:1307.2647

The Bases of Effective Field Theories
Martin B. Einhorn, Jose Wudka. Nucl.Phys. B876 (2013) 556-574; e-Print: arXiv:1307.0478 [hep-ph]

Discriminating between lepton number violating scalars using events with four and three charged leptons at the LHC
Francisco del Aguila, Mikael Chala, Arcadi Santamaria , Jose Wudka. Phys.Lett. B725 (2013) 310; e-Print: arXiv:1305.3904 [hep-ph]

Effective Lagrangian approach to neutrinoless double beta decay and neutrino masses
Francisco del Aguila, Alberto Aparici, Subhaditya Bhattacharya, Arcadi Santamaria, Jose Wudka. JHEP 1206 (2012) 146; e-Print: arXiv:1204.5986 [hep-ph]

Vector-Boson-Induced Neutrino Mass
Ernest Ma, Jose Wudka. Phys.Lett. B712 (2012) 391; e-Print: arXiv:1202.3098 [hep-ph]

Multi-Scalar-Singlet Extension of the Standard Model - the Case for Dark Matter and an Invisible Higgs Boson
A Drozd, B. Grzadkowski, Jose Wudka. JHEP 1204 (2012) 006; e-Print: arXiv:1112.2582 [hep-ph]

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