Savas Dimopoulos

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Savas Dimopoulos
Born 1952
Istanbul, Turkey
Residence U.S.
Nationality Greek American
Institutions Stanford University
Alma mater University of Houston
University of Chicago
Doctoral advisor Yoichiro Nambu
Known for Technicolor
MSSM
Large extra dimensions

Savas Dimopoulos (Greek: Σάββας Δημόπουλος; born 1952) is a particle physicist at Stanford University. He worked at CERN from 1994 to 1997. Dimopoulos is well known for his work on constructing theories beyond the Standard Model.

Life[edit]

He was born an ethnic Greek in Istanbul, Turkey and later moved to Athens due to ethnic tensions in Turkey during the 1950s and 1960s. Dimopoulos has one daughter, Christina.[citation needed]

Education and Career[edit]

Dimopoulos studied as an undergraduate at the University of Houston. He went to the University of Chicago and studied under Yoichiro Nambu for his doctoral studies. After completing his Ph.D. in 1979, he briefly went to Columbia University before taking a faculty position at Stanford University in 1980. During 1981 and 1982 he was also affiliated with the University of Michigan, Harvard University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1994 to 1997 he was on leave from Stanford University and was employed by CERN.

Dimopoulos is well known for his work on constructing theories beyond the Standard Model, which are currently being searched for and tested at particle colliders and in other experiments. For example in 1981 he proposed a softly broken SU(5) GUT model with Howard Georgi, which is one of the foundational papers of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). He also proposed the "ADD" model of large extra dimensions with Nima Arkani-Hamed and Gia Dvali.

Awards[edit]

In 2006, the American Physical Society awarded Dimopoulos the Sakurai Prize, "For his creative ideas on dynamical symmetry breaking, supersymmetry, and extra spatial dimensions, which have shaped theoretical research on TeV-scale physics, thereby inspiring a wide range of experiments."[1]

He appeared in the 2013 documentary film Particle Fever.

Work[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ APS Physics, "2006 J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics Recipient" (accessed 21 July 2009).
  2. ^ S. Dimopoulos, L. Susskind (1978). "On the Baryon Number of the Universe". Phys. Rev. D 18 (12): 4500–4509. Bibcode:1978PhRvD..18.4500D. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.18.4500. 
  3. ^ S. Dimopoulos, L. Susskind (1979). "Baryon Asymmetry In The Very Early Universe". Phys. Lett. B 81 (3–4): 416–418. Bibcode:1979PhLB...81..416D. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(79)90366-6. 
  4. ^ S. Dimopoulos, L. Susskind (1979). "Mass Without Scalars". Nucl. Phys. B 155: 237–252. Bibcode:1979NuPhB.155..237D. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(79)90364-X. 
  5. ^ S. Dimopoulos (1980). "Technicolored Signatures". Nucl. Phys. B 168: 69–92. Bibcode:1980NuPhB.168...69D. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(80)90277-1. 
  6. ^ S. Dimopoulos, S. Raby, L. Susskind (1980). "Tumbling Gauge Theories". Nucl. Phys. B 169 (5–6): 373–383. Bibcode:1980NuPhB.169..373R. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(80)90093-0. 
  7. ^ S. Dimopoulos, S. Raby, L. Susskind (1980). "Light Composite Fermions". Nucl. Phys. B 173 (2): 208–228. Bibcode:1980NuPhB.173..208D. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(80)90215-1. 
  8. ^ S. Dimopoulos, S. Raby, F. Wilczek (1981). "Supersymmetry and the Scale of Unification". Phys. Rev. D 24 (6): 1681–1683. Bibcode:1981PhRvD..24.1681D. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.24.1681. 
  9. ^ S. Dimopoulos, H. Georgi (1981). "Softly Broken Supersymmetry and SU(5)". Nucl. Phys B 193: 150–162. Bibcode:1981NuPhB.193..150D. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(81)90522-8. 
  10. ^ S. Dimopoulos, G. Giudice (1996). "Macroscopic forces from supersymmetry". Phys. Lett. B 379: 105–114. arXiv:hep-ph/9602350. Bibcode:1996PhLB..379..105D. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(96)00390-5. 
  11. ^ N. Arkani-Hamed, S. Dimopoulos, G. Dvali (1998). "The Hierarchy problem and new dimensions at a millimeter". Phys. Lett. B 429: 263–272. arXiv:hep-ph/9803315. Bibcode:1998PhLB..429..263A. doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00466-3. 
  12. ^ I Antoniadis, N. Arkani-Hamed, S. Dimopoulos, G. Dvali (1998). "New dimensions at a millimeter to a Fermi and superstrings at a TeV". Phys. Lett. B 436: 257–263. arXiv:hep-ph/9804398. Bibcode:1998PhLB..436..257A. doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00860-0. 
  13. ^ N. Arkani-Hamed, S. Dimopoulos, G. Dvali (1999). "Phenomenology, astrophysics and cosmology of theories with submillimeter dimensions and TeV scale quantum gravity". Phys. Rev. D 59 (8): 086004. arXiv:hep-ph/9807344. Bibcode:1999PhRvD..59h6004A. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.59.086004. 
  14. ^ N. Arkani-Hamed,S. Dimopoulos; Dimopoulos, Savas (2005). "Supersymmetric unification without low energy supersymmetry and signatures for fine-tuning at the LHC". JHEP 0506 (06): 073–073. arXiv:hep-th/0405159. Bibcode:2005JHEP...06..073A. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2005/06/073. 
  15. ^ N. Arkani-Hamed,S. Dimopoulos, G. F. Giudice, A. Romanino (2005). "Aspects of split supersymmetry". Nucl. Phys. B 0709: 3–46. arXiv:hep-ph/0409232. Bibcode:2005NuPhB.709....3A. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2004.12.026. 

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