Tracy R. Slatyer

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Tracy Slatyer is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Theoretical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She obtained her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2010, under the direction of Douglas Finkbeiner. She then joined the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton as a postdoctoral researcher, before moving to MIT in the fall of 2013. Her research focuses on probing the nature of dark matter, with a particular emphasis on astrophysical and cosmological searches for signals of dark matter physics. Her research interests range from high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics to collider phenomenology and formal particle theory. For more information about her research visit


Deciphering Gamma Rays from a Dwarf Galaxy

Are gamma rays from a nearby dwarf galaxy a beacon of dark matter or a false alarm? Read More »