Christopher M Kelso

Assistant Professor

Physics • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Chicago, 2012.
  • M.S., Physics, University of Chicago, 2008.
  • B.S., Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines, 2000.
  • B.S., Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, 2000.


Publications & Presentations

  1. C. Kelso, P.R.D. Pinheiro, F.S. Queiroz and W. Shepherd, "The Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment in the Reduced Minimal 3-3-1 Model," arXiv:1312.0051 [hep-ph]. Under review: European Physical Journal C.
  2. C. Kelso, C.A.D.S. Pires, S. Profumo, F.S. Queiroz and P.S.R. da Silva, "A 331 WIMPy Dark Radiation Model," arXiv: 1308.6630 [hep-ph]. Under review: European Physical Journal C.
  3. C. Kelso, P. Sandick and C. Savage, "Lowering the Threshold in the DAMA Dark Matter Search," JCAP 1309, 022 (2013) [arXiv:1306.1858 [astro-ph.CO]].
  4. C. Kelso, S. Profumo and F.S. Queiroz, "Nonthermal WIMPs as 'Dark Radiation' in Light of ATACAMA, SPT, WMAP9 and Planck," Phys. Rev. D 88, 023511 (2013) [arXiv:1304.5243 [hep-ph]].
  5. D. Hooper, C. Kelso, P. Sandick and W. Xue, "Closing Supersymmetric Resonance Regions with Direct Detection Experiments," Phys. Rev. D 88, 015010 (2013) [arXiv: 1304.2417 [hep-ph]].
  6. D. Hooper, C. Kelso and F.S. Queiroz, "Stringent and Robust Constraints on the Dark Matter Annihilation Cross Section from the Region of the Galactic Center," Astropart. Phys. 46, 55 (2013) [arXiv:1209.3015 [astro-ph.HE]].
  7. C. Kelso, D. Hooper and M.R. Buckley, "Toward a Consistent Picture for CRESST, CoGeNT and DAMA," Phys. Rev. D 85, 043515 (2012) [arXiv:1110.5338 [astro-ph.CO]].
  8. D. Hooper and C. Kelso, "Implications of a Large Branching Fraction for the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model," Phys. Rev. D 85, 094014 (2012) [arXiv:1107.3858 [hep-ph]].
  9. D. Hooper, C. Kelso, "Implications of CoGeNT's New Results for Dark Matter," Phys. Rev. D84, 083001 (2011). [arXiv:1106.1066 [hep-ph]].
  10. C. Kelso, D. Hooper, "Prospects for Identifying Darm matter with CoGeNT," JCAP 1102, 002 (2011). [arXiv:1011.3076 [hep-ph]].
  11. D. Hooper , J.O. Collar, J. Hall, D. McKinsey, C. Kelso, "A Consistent Dark Matter Interpretation for CoGeNT and DAMA/LIBRA," Phys. Rev. D82, 123509 (2010). [arXiv:1007.1005 [hep-ph]].
  12. C. Kelso, D. Hooper, "Probing Exotic Physics With Supernova Neutrinos," Astroparticle Physics. [arXiv:1009.5996 [astro-ph.HE]]. Submitted.
  13. C.M. Kelso, D. Hooper, "Synchrotron Emission from Young and Nearby Pulsars," JCAP 1005, 039 (2010). [arXiv:1001.1749 [astro-ph.HE]].
  14. N.Y. Gnedin, E.J. Baker, T.J. Bethell, M.M. Drosback, A.G. Harford, A.K. Hicks, A.G. Jensen, B.A. Keeney et al., "Linear gas dynamics in the expanding universe: Why the jeans scale does not matter," Astrophys. J. 583. 525-528 (2003). [astro-ph/0206421].
  15. Kelso CM, Flammer PD, DeSanto JA, Collins RT. "Integral equations applied to wave propagation in two dimensions: modeling the tip pf a near-field scanning optical microscope." J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2001 Aug;18(8):1993-2001. PubMed PMID: 11488505.

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