Daniel Hooper

Assistant Professor

Ph.D, Physics, University of Wisconsin, 2003
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-4197
Location: TAAC 20
Email: dhooperfnal.gov
WWW: Web Site
 
Research
My research focuses on the interface between particle physics and cosmology. Particle physics explores the fundamental nature of energy and matter, while cosmology is the science of the universe itself, including its composition, history and evolution. Some of the areas of this field that I have worked on include dark matter, supersymmetry, high-energy neutrinos, extra dimensions and ultra-high energy cosmic rays.

As the new field of astro-particle physics rapidly develops, we are witnessing an exciting time in the history of science. In addition to the progress being made in the traditional areas of experimental particle physics (accelerator experiments), exciting developments are also taking place in the use of astrophysical experiments to study elementary particles. The most striking example of this success is the measurement of the neutrino masses and mixing angles that have been made over the last decade. Many of the questions asked by particle physicists are difficult to address with collider experiments and are being explored ever increasingly by astrophysicists. These efforts include the development of particle dark matter searches, ultra-high energy cosmic rays detectors, gamma-ray telescopes and high-energy neutrino telescopes. My research is focused primarily, although not entirely, on studying and exploring particle physics beyond the Standard Model using astrophysics.
 
Students
GRADUATE STUDENTS
Past Students

GRADUATE: Christopher M. Kelso (2012)
 
KICP Publications
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Flavored Dark Matter and the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess", arXiv:1404.1373 (Apr 2014)
  2. "The Characterization of the Gamma-Ray Signal from the Central Milky Way: A Compelling Case for Annihilating Dark Matter", arXiv:1402.6703 (Feb 2014)
  3. "Planning the Future of U.S. Particle Physics (Snowmass 2013): Chapter 4: Cosmic Frontier", arXiv:1401.6085 (Jan 2014)
  4. "Millisecond pulsars cannot account for the inner Galaxy's GeV excess", Physical Review D, vol. 88, Issue 8, id. 083009 (Oct 2013)
  5. "Prospects for Detecting Gamma Rays from Annihilating Dark Matter in Dwarf Galaxies in the Era of DES and LSST", arXiv:1309.4780 (Sep 2013)
  6. "Testing the dark matter origin of the WMAP-Planck haze with radio observations of spiral galaxies", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 07, article id. 026, pp. (2013) (Jul 2013)
  7. "Circum-galactic Gas and the Isotropic Gamma-Ray Background", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 763, Issue 1, article id. 21, 6 pp. (2013) (Jan 2013)
  8. "Nonthermal dark matter mimicking an additional neutrino species in the early universe", Physical Review D, vol. 85, Issue 6, id. 063513 (Mar 2012)
  9. "CoGeNT, DAMA, and light neutralino dark matter", Physics Letters B, Volume 705, Issue 1-2, p. 82-86 (Nov 2011)
  10. "Dark Matter and Synchrotron Emission from Galactic Center Radio Filaments", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 741, Issue 2, article id. 95 (2011) (Nov 2011)
  11. "Implications of CoGeNT's new results for dark matter", Physical Review D, vol. 84, Issue 8, id. 083001 (Oct 2011)
  12. "What the Tevatron found?", Journal of High Energy Physics, Volume 2011, article id. #63 (Oct 2011)
  13. "A leptophobic Z′ and dark matter from grand unification", Physics Letters B, Volume 703, Issue 3, p. 343-347 (Sep 2011)
  14. "Particle physics implications for CoGeNT, DAMA, and Fermi", Physics Letters B, Volume 702, Issue 4, p. 216-219 (Aug 2011)
  15. "Light Z' bosons at the Tevatron", Physical Review D, vol. 83, Issue 11, id. 115013 (Jun 2011)
  16. "Propagation of galactic cosmic rays and the AMS-02 experiment", Cosmic Rays for Particle and Astroparticle Physics. Edited by S Giani (CERN, Switzerland), C Leroy (University of Montreal, Canada), & P G Rancoita (INFN Milano-Bicocca, Italy) . Published by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2011. ISBN #978
  17. "Gamma rays from the Galactic center and the WMAP haze", Physical Review D, vol. 83, Issue 8, id. 083517 (Apr 2011)
  18. "No indications of axionlike particles from Fermi", Physical Review D, vol. 83, Issue 6, id. 063005 (Mar 2011)
  19. "Dark matter annihilation in the Galactic Center as seen by the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope", Physics Letters B, Volume 697, Issue 5, p. 412-428 (Mar 2011)
  20. "Prospects for identifying dark matter with CoGeNT", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 02, pp. 002 (2011) (Feb 2011)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Dark Matter Annihilation and the Origin of Synchrotron Radio Emission from the Galactic Center Filaments", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #219, #112.03 (Jan 2012)
  2. "The Hunt For Dark Matter", American Physical Society, APS April Meeting 2011, April 30-May 3, 2011, abstract #A1.003 (Apr 2011)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Timothy Linden, UC - Santa Cruz (2013)