Timothy M.P. Tait
|Born||29 May 1971|
|Alma mater|| University of California, San Diego (BS) |
Michigan State University (PhD)
|Known for||Theories of Dark Matter|
|Awards||Fellow of the American Physical Society|
|Fields||Theoretical physics, particle physics|
|Institutions||University of California, Irvine|
|Doctoral advisor||Chien-Peng Yuan, Michigan State University|
Timothy Maurice Paul Tait is a Canadian-American particle physicist known for his contributions to the theoretical physics and particle physics, particularly in the field of dark matter. He is currently a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.
Tait was born on May 29, 1971, in Owen Sound, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, San Diego, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Michigan State University, where he worked under the supervision of Chien-Peng Yuan.
After completing his doctoral studies, Tait worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Argonne National Lab and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. In 2007, Tait joined the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University, and in 2009 moved to the University of California, Irvine. He currently has the title of Chancellor's Professor, and has also served as the chair of the department from 2019 to 2023.
Tait's research focuses on particle physics, cosmology, and the search for dark matter. He has proposed that dark matter may be ordinary matter confined to hidden dimensions, a theory that has received significant attention in the field.
In 2013, Tait was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his contributions to the phenomenology of theories of dark matter.
In addition to his fellowship in the American Physical Society, Tait has received several other honors and awards throughout his career. In 2016 he was named Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Fellow by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation,in 2017 he served as Van der Waals Professor at the University of Amsterdam, and in 2019 he received the Mentorship Award by the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society and the Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research from UC Irvine.
Tait has an Erdös Number of 4.
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Tait's webpage at UC Irvine Popular Science Lectures by Tait concerning the Search for the Higgs Boson Lectures by Tait concerning the Future of Particle Physics after the Higgs Discovery New Scientist Article "Higgs in space: Orbiting telescope could beat the LHC" Public lecture by Tait about Dark Matter