Dan Hooper

I am a Senior Scientist and the Head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. I am also an Associate Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Previously, I was the David Schramm Fellow at Fermilab, and a postdoc at the University of Oxford. In 2003, I completed my Ph.D in physics at the University of Wisconsin.

My research focuses on the interface between particle physics and cosmology. I'm especially interested in questions about dark matter, supersymmetry, neutrinos, extra dimensions and cosmic rays. For a complete list of my scientific publications, see the INSPIRE archive.

I've written two books on cosmology and particle physics for non-scientists, which can be found here.

To see some of my lectures on dark matter and other subjects for non-scientists, click here, here or here.

I can most easily be contacted by email (dhooper 'at' fnal.gov).