Jim Brau, Department of Physics, Center for High Energy Physics

Academic Areas:
Particle Physics, Astronomy, Large Hadron Collider

Jim Brau is an expert in particle physics. He also teaches astronomy. At the University of Oregon, Jim is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Natural Science and the director of the Center for High Energy 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 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)