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Asimina Arvanitaki

Portrait de Asimina Arvanitaki
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Aristarchus Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute

Area of Research:

Research Interests

The Standard Model of particle physics, developed more than 30 years ago, successfully describes phenomena from subatomic to galactic scales and have been experimentally tested to a precision of twelve decimals. Nevertheless, it remains incomplete: Why is gravity so weak? What is the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy? Are there any other forces beyond the four known interactions? These are only a few of the questions particle theory tries to address.

These answers come from experiment. While for the past 50 years collider physics and large scale projects have been driving the successes of the Standard Model, there are several opportunities coming from new techniques from other fields of physics. My research is drawing together ideas from these developments to propose novel theoretical ideas to such longstanding problems, and to build bridges to experimentalists, combining ingenuity with new technologies to develop experimental tests that can probe otherwise-inaccessible phenomena.

Recent Publications

  • The Sound of Dark Matter: Searching for Light Scalars with Resonant-Mass Detectors, Asimina Arvanitaki, Savas Dimopoulos, Ken Van Tilburg, arxiv:hep-ph/1508.01798
  • The Last Vestiges of Naturalness, Asimina Arvanitaki, Masha Baryakhtar, Xinlu Huang, Ken Van Tilburg, Giovanni Villadoro, arxiv:hep-ph/1309.3568
  • Mini-Split, Asimina Arvanitaki, Nathaniel Craig, Savas Dimopoulos, Giovanni Villadoro, arxiv:hep-ph/1210.0555
  • Detecting high-frequency gravitational waves with optically-levitated sensors, Asimina Arvanitaki, Andrew A. Geraci, arxiv:gr-qc/1207.5320
  • A Non Standard Model Higgs at the LHC as a Sign of Naturalness, Asimina Arvanitaki, Giovanni Villadoro, arxiv:hep-ph/1112.4835
  • Phenomenology of TeV Little String Theory from Holography, Ignatios Antoniadis, Asimina Arvanitaki, Savas Dimopoulos, Amit Giveon, arxiv:hep-ph/1102.4043