Spencer's University of Oregon Webpage
Department of Physics
1274 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1274
Welcome! My name is Spencer Chang and I am an associate professor
of physics at the University of Oregon.
My research is in theoretical particle physics with interests in new physics beyond the standard model.
Some of my research directions include:
- Physics at the LHC and future colliders:
I am interested in new physics that can be discovered at the LHC and future colliders.
In particular, I am interested in model-independent searchess for new physics. Recent advances in
characterizing the most general interactions of the Standard Model particles enable searching for new
physics in a broad, general way.
- Machine Learning Applications in High Energy Physics :
Recently, I have been exploring new techniques in machine learning that can be utilized for high energy physics. In particular,
I am interested in techniques to understand how these black box algorithms make their decisions, in order to better understand
them as well as validate them for use in realistic applications.
- Dark Matter: The
existence of dark matter is motivated primarily by its gravitational
effects, for example on galaxy rotation curves and gravitational
lensing. With future data, we could start to learn more about
this still mysterious phenomena. My interests include theories of
dark matter (WIMPs and other scenarios) and their experimental signals
in cosmic rays, particles colliders, and direct detection experiments.
Here are links to my publications
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