Professor Mu-Chun Chen is a theoretical particle physicist at the University of California, Irvine. She is researching the properties of the elementary particles and fundamental forces of Nature. Currently, she is focusing on the origin of neutrino masses and oscillation and to address the following questions:
- What is the origin of neutrino masses?
- Are neutrinos their own antiparticles?
- Is there a Grand Unified Theory that unified all the fundamental forces?
- What is the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry?
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, 2016 – present
Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, 2010 – 2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, 2006 – 2010
Research Associate, Fermilab, 2005-2006
Research Associate, Brookhaven National Lab, 2002-2005
Theoretical High Energy Physics
National Taiwan University, B.S. in Physics, 1996
University of Colorado at Boulder, PhD in Physics, 2002
2015 Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2015 Carl Friedrich von Siemens Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2012 School of Physical Sciences Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, UC Irvine
2010 Faculty Career Development Award, UC Irvine
2009 Erice Fellowship, Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture
2008 Most Valuable Referee for Physics Letters B, Elsevier
1998 Graduate Tuition Fellowship, University of Colorado, Boulder
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