Walter Tangarife selected as Scholar for Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics
Walter Tangarife was recently named as KITP Scholars by the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics for his work on dark matter and neutrino physics. The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics is a research institute that facilitates the gathering of theorists, for sustained periods of time, to work together intensely on a broad range of problems in theoretical physics. The Institute is located on the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara. KITP scholars are selected from among faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions who maintain active research in theoretical physics. These fellowships provide funding for visiting KITP for a few weeks each year over a three-year period. Dr. Tangarife appointment is for 2020 - 2022. "During my visits, I will further my current work on the phenomenology of dark matter and neutrino physics. In particular, I will study the effects of neutrino self-interactions on the production of sterile-neutrino dark matter in the early universe. I will also explore parity violation in atomic physics due to the long-range force that emerges from the exchange of a pair of massless or almost-massless neutrinos."