Jim Brau, Department of Physics

Jim Brau, Knight Professor of Natural Science

Member, Institute for Fundamental Science
Practice Areas: Particle Physics, Astronomy, Large Hadron Collider

Faculty bio | Institute for Fundamental Science

Jim Brau is an academic expert in astronomy and particle physics. His research is supported by the Office of Science of the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. Jim is a member of the ATLAS Collaboration, studying high energy physics at the Large Hadron Collider, and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, where he searches for gravitational waves at the LIGO Observatories. Jim can talk about the fundamentals of physics, federal funding for science research and the societal benefits of investment in basic research. 

Recent Media:
UO physicist anticipates big step in quest for next-gen collider (Around the O, Jan. 14, 2020)
Wild Totality: Capturing The Solar Eclipse From A Cascade Peak (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Aug. 18, 2018)
Brau to help lead international effort on next-generation collider (Around the O, Dec. 7, 2016)
UO prof explains why antimatter matters (Jefferson Public Radio, July 14, 2015)
Why antimatter matters (Eugene Weekly)
UO professor discusses Higgs boson at campus lecture (KVAL, Oct. 30, 2012)
University of Oregon physicists help discover elusive particle (The Oregonian, July 9, 2012)
Large Hadron Collider: Interview with Jim Brau (KBOO Digital Divide)
International Linear Collider race starts in physics (USA Today, Jan. 2, 2012)