Chris Kelso


Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics & Astronomy Department
University of Utah

Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions - Vera Rubin.

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I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Physics & Astronomy Department at the University of Utah. My expertise is in astroparticle physics, which sits at an interesection of particle physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. I have broad interests in dark matter, supersymmetry, the CMB, neutrino physics and cosmic rays. My work often bridges the gap between theory and experiment as it has a particularly strong focus on data analysis. My research thus far has already led to important contributions in each of the three detection strategies used to search for dark matter. Links to the websites for several of the experiments whose data I have analyzed in my research are shown below.

In addition to an exceptional research program, my passion for teaching is evident by the extensive experience I have accumulated throughout my career. My committment to outreach and increasing diversity in STEM fields has resulted in numerous, significant contributions in these areas as well. You can visit my Teaching and Outreach & Diversity pages for additional details about each of these activities. I am currently helping to coordinate the Rocky Mountain Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at the University of Utah, a three-day professional conference aiming to help undergraduate women continue in physics.