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.