College of Science and Engineering Leadership

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Dan Hooper ’99

Dan Hooper ’99
B.S. Physics

Dan Hooper, Oak Park, Ill., is an associate scientist in the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He earned his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Oxford University, then secured a coveted staff scientist position at Fermi National Laboratories, where he is already a leading expert in developing tests for dark matter. He has had numerous scientific papers published in international journals and authored two layman’s guides to the universe: “Dark Cosmos: In Search of Our Universe’s Missing Mass and Energy” and “Nature’s Blueprint: Supersymmetry and the Search for a Unified Theory of Matter and Force.”

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