Chris Kelso


Assistant Professor
Physics Department
University of North Florida

Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions - Vera Rubin.

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I am currently an Assistant Professor in the the Physics Department at the University of North Florida. I was previously a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Physics & Astronomy Department at the University of Utah after graduating from the University of Chicago. My expertise is in astroparticle physics, which sits at an interesection of particle physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. I have broad interests in dark matter, supersymmetry, the CMB, neutrino physics and cosmic rays. My work often bridges the gap between theory and experiment as it has a particularly strong focus on data analysis. My research thus far has already led to important contributions in each of the three detection strategies used to search for dark matter. Links to the websites for several of the experiments whose data I have analyzed in my research are shown below.

In addition to an exceptional research program, my passion for teaching is evident by the extensive experience I have accumulated throughout my career. My committment to outreach and increasing diversity in STEM fields has resulted in numerous, significant contributions in these areas as well. You can visit my Teaching and Outreach & Diversity pages for additional details about each of these activities.