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Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics: Mark Trodden

January 18, 2011, Volume 57, No. 18


Dr. Mark Trodden has been appointed the Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics in the School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Trodden is also co-director of the Center for Particle Cosmology. He works at the interface of cosmology and particle physics theory in constructing and investigating models that may shed light on the fundamental physics origins of dark matter, dark energy, the early cosmos and other physics beyond the Standard Model.

Dr. Trodden received his bachelor’s degree and a certificate of advanced study in mathematics from Cambridge University and his doctorate from Brown University. He is an editor of Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Physics Letters B, and New Journal of Physics.

Prior to joining Penn, he held the Alumni Professorship of Physics at Syracuse University. He has also held visiting positions at Cornell University, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics and a Sir Thomas Lyle Fellowship at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Trodden is currently a Kavli Frontiers Fellow, was a Cottrell Scholar of Research Corporation and has chaired the National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium.

The Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professorship in Physics was established in 2001 through the bequest of Eugene L. Langberg, CCC’42, G’45. The late Mr. Langberg was an electrical physicist who held positions at the US Naval Research Lab in Washington, DC and at the Franklin Institute. He was later elected as a commissioner of Upper Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania.

Almanac - January 18, 2011, Volume 57, No. 18