Shaaban Khalil

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Dr. Khalil at Zewail City

Shaaban (Said) Khalil (born November 13, 1966) is the founding director of the Center for Fundamental Physics at Zewail City of Science and Technology in Egypt, since 2012. He was also the founding director of the Center for Theoretical Physics at the British University in Egypt from 2006 to 2012

Professor Khalil is well known for his contributions to understanding new phenomena beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. He also has contributions in theory of elementary particles, in particular Supersymmetry, and the interface between particle physics and cosmology.

Khalil giving a talking in ICHEP2016

Khalil received his PhD in Supersymmetry Phenomenology under the supervision of Prof. Antonio Masiero (University of Padua) in 1997. He was awarded the Fulbright fellowship at Bartol Research Institute in Delaware University, U.S. From 1999 to 2004 he held positions as a research and postdoctoral fellow at the Physics Department in Madrid University, Sussex University and the Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology at Durham University. His work enabled him to obtain the DSc degree in 2006 from Ain Shams University, refereed by the Royal Society in the UK. He received the Leverhulme visiting professorship at the Physics Department at the University of Southampton in 2012-2013; he has been a Visiting Professor there since then.

Khalil's research has been widely recognized and he received many international awards, such as the Shoman Award for Arab Physicists in 2001, the International Award of Istanbul University in Science in 2004, and local awards such as Egypt Award for Excellence in Basic Science in 2006, and Misr El-Kheir Award for Most Cited Researchers in 2010. He organized and attended many international conferences; he is a member of the Advisory Committee of the DSU. In 2016, Khalil was invited to give a plenary talk on Probing Supersymmetry/BSM through Flavor Physics at the 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2016), on August 3–10, 2016, in Chicago, U.S.


Khalil is the co-author of the book Supersymmetry beyond Minimality: From Theory to Experiment, CRC Press, ISBN 9781498756730, published 2017. He published more than 150 scientific papers in renowned scientific journals. He is the Egypt link person in the CMS experiment at the LHC and was the founding team leader of the Egyptian Network of High Energy Physics (ENHEP) at the CMS experiment from 2009 to 2012.

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