Brian Shuve

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Phd: Harvard 2012

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Phone: x7028

Research Interests

The Standard Model of particle physics has been one of the most successful theories of all time, culminating in the recent discovery of the Higgs boson. However, it has missing pieces: it accounts for neither the dark matter which dominates the universe's matter content, nor the baryon asymmetry which explains the observed abundance of visible matter. I work on building and understanding models of dark matter and/or baryogenesis, focusing on theories with implications at and below the electroweak scale for a wide range of different high-energy, low-energy, and astrophysical experiments. I am also interested in models where the dynamics of dark matter and baryogenesis are related to one another, such as models of asymmetric dark matter, baryogenesis via interactions with dark matter, and baryogenesis through neutrino oscillations with connections to sterile neutrino dark matter.

In the coming years, it is also important to consider how to maximize the sensitivity of current and planned experiments to physics beyond the Standard Model. This includes looking for physics that is challenging to see at the LHC, either because of large Standard Model backgrounds, or because the experiments are not optimally configured for such signatures. Examples I've worked on and am continuing to study include using properties of jets to enhance sensitivity to hadronic resonances, both in the strongly boosted and resolved regimes, as well as electroweak production of new particles decaying to tau leptons, jets, or invisible states. Thorough surveys of such examples of new physics are important to ensure that collider experiments maximally probe models of physics around the electroweak scale, and determining gaps in LHC coverage provides motivation for a cleaner collider environment, such as a linear collider.

Recent Publications

  • Eder Izaguirre, Gordan Krnjaic, Brian Shuve, "Bottom-Up Approach to the Galactic Center Excess", Phys. Rev. D90 (2014) 055002, arXiv: 1404.2018.
  • Brian Shuve, Itay Yavin, "A Dark Matter Progenitor: Light Vector Boson Decay into (Sterile) Neutrinos", Phys. Rev. D89 (2014) 113004, arXiv: 1403.2727.
  • Brian Shuve, Itay Yavin, "Baryogenesis through Neutrino Oscillations: A Unified Perspective", Phys. Rev. D89 (2014) 075014, arXiv: 1401.2459.
  • Jia Liu, Brian Shuve, Neal Weiner, Itay Yavin, "Looking for new charged states at the LHC: Signatures of Magnetic and Rayleigh Dark Matter", JHEP 1307 (2013) 144, arXiv: 1303.4404.
  • David Curtin, Rouven Essig, Brian Shuve, "Boosted Multijet Resonances and New Color-Flow Variables", Phys. Rev. D88 (2013) 034019, arXiv: 1210.5523.
  • Yanou Cui, Brian Shuve, "Probing Baryogenesis with Displaced Vertices at the LHC", arXiv: 1409.6729, submitted to JHEP.
  • Eder Izaguirre, Brian Shuve, Itay Yavin, "New observable for identifying dijet resonances", arXiv: 1407.7037, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett.


  • "Shedding New Light on Sterile Neutrinos", UCLA.
  • "Shedding New Light on Sterile Neutrinos", McGill University.
  • PIRSA:13020145, Closing Summary Talks, 2013-02-23, Applications of Jet Substructure 2013
  • PIRSA:13010104, Boosted Multijet Resonances and New Color-Flow Variables, 2013-01-15, Particle Physics
  • PIRSA:11110060, A WIMPy Baryogenesis Miracle, 2011-11-15, Particle Physics