Dan Hooper

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Dan Hooper is a Senior Scientist and the Head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and he is an Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the interface between particle physics and cosmology, with an emphasis on the problem of dark matter. In addition to numerous technical publications, he is the author of two books for the general public: Dark Cosmos: In Search of our Universe’s Missing Mass and Energy, and Nature’s Blueprint: Supersymmetry and the Search for a Unified Theory of Matter and Force.

Particles and Fields

Viewpoint: The Relentless Hunt for Dark Matter

The latest results from two dark matter searches have further ruled out many theoretically attractive dark matter particle candidates. Read More »