Loyola University Chicago

Department of Physics

Walter Tangarife, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: Room 323, Cudahy Science Hall
Phone: 773.508.7723
Fax: 773.508.3534
E-mail: wtangarife@luc.edu

Joined Loyola in 2018.


  • Ph.D. in Physics, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S. in Physics, La Universidad de Antioquia

Courses Taught

  • Theoretical Mechanics
  • College Physics I & II
  • College Physics Laboratory I & II
  • Freshman Project
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Special Topics: Particle Physics

Research Interest

Research Website: http://wtangarife.sites.luc.edu/

Particle Theory, including:
  • Dark matter and hidden sectors in particle physics. 
  • Gauge mediation and phenomenology of supersymmetry breaking.
  • Model building in particle physics and cosmology. 
  • Black hole complementarity and the information paradox. 
  • Properties of holographic entanglement entropy and mutual information. 
  • Black Holes, holography and emergent spacetime. 
  • Thermalization and dissipation in holographic setups. 
  • Other applications of the gauge/gravity correspondence.