College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

The Physics and Astronomy Department at UC Riverside is adding two more faculty positions to the growing Experimental Cosmology, Particle Astrophysics, and Gravitational Waves research group.  Together, this group will address some of the most compelling questions in this emerging field, such as: How did the universe begin?  What is dark matter? What is the nature of dark energy?  What are the properties of neutrinos, and how did they shape the evolution of the universe?  What are the challenges in extreme astrophysics?  The group was initiated with the hiring of Nobel Laureate Barry Barish in 2018.  We have recently made new faculty appointments in the areas of experimental gravitational waves, with the hiring of Jon Richardson, and experimental dark matter searches, with the hiring of Shawn Westerdale.  The department is now actively recruiting two more faculty that will complement the efforts of the existing group.

For more information and how to apply for these positions, please see this web page.

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