|Title:||Homer L. Dodge Professor of High Energy Physics|
|Awards:||Fellow of the American Physical Society|
|Florida State University, Department of Physics PAI award forTeaching and Research|
|Education:||B.S. 1979 The University of Wisconsin|
|Ph.D. 1984 The University of Wisconsin|
|Office:||315 Nielsen Hall|
|Phone:||405-325-3961, ext. 36315|
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My research interests lie at the interface of theoretical and experimental High Energy Physics, basically matching the predictions of theory against experimental data. I am especially interested in physics beyond the Standard Model, as given by theories with weak scale supersymmetry (SUSY). These theories predict a symmetry between bosons and fermions, and so each particle of the Standard Model is expected to have a superpartner particle differing in spin, and with mass of order the TeV scale.
My collaborators and I have developed the first computer code to reliably predict what supersymmetric matter states would look like in colliding beam machines such as the LHC. The LHC should have enough energy to either discover SUSY or rule out many of its manifestations.
I also work on the cosmology/particle physics interface, and have developed code to estimate the relic abundance of dark matter from the Big Bang in SUSY theories. We have also calculated rates for direct and indirect detection of WIMP (weakly interacting massive particles) dark matter. Recently, we are most interested in the consequences of mixed axion/axino cold dark matter.
Lately, I am especially interested in theories of "natural supersymmetry" with mixed axion-higgsino cold dark matter, and how this could be revealed at LHC or at an International Linear e+e- Collider (ILC).
- Howard Baer, Andre Lessa and Warintorn Sreethawong, "Coupled Boltzmann calculation of mixed axion/neutralino cold dark matter production in the early universe," JCAP 1201, 036 (2012).
- Howard Baer, Vernon Barger and Azar Mustafayev, "Implications of a 125 GeV Higgs scalar for LHC SUSY and neutralino dark matter searches," Phys. Rev. D 85, 075010 (2012).
- Howard Baer and Jenny List, Post LHC7 SUSY benchmark points for ILC physics," arXiv:1205.6929
- Howard Baer, Vernon Barger, Peisi Huang, Azar Mustafayev and Xerxes Tata, "Radiative natural SUSY with a 125 GeV Higgs boson," arXiv:1207.3343
- Howard Baer and Xerxes Tata, Weak Scale Supersymmetry: From Superfields to Scattering Events, Cambridge University Press (2006).