Biography

 MCChen
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?

 

 

 

 

Academic Career

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

Research Area

Theoretical High Energy Physics

Education

National Taiwan University, B.S. in Physics, 1996

University of Colorado at Boulder, PhD in Physics, 2002

AWARDS

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

Contact Information
Frederick Reines Hall Room 3127
+1 (949) 824-7291
muchunc-at-uci.edu