2004. Seoul National University (Ph.d in Physics)
2000. Seoul National University (MS in Physics)
1997. Sogang University (BS in Physics)
His postdoctoral research was performed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in 2004 where he studied dark matters, axions, and neutrinos, and in 2010 he became the Robert R. Wilson Fellow and Associate Scientist at Fermilab.
He joined KAIST as an Associate Professor of Physics and the Group Leader at IBS/CAPP.
It has now been proven that the Universe is mostly filled with what we cannot see; dark energy and dark matter.
The presence of dark matter had profound consequences on the evolution of the Universe. The Standard Model does not accommodate a suitable dark matter candidate.
Therefore the existence of dark matter is a crucial phenomenological evidence for physics Beyond the Standard Model.
The pressing goal of current and future dark matter experiments is to answer the question of whether dark matter interacts with normal matter other than gravity; i.e. if dark matt er is detectable.
Among the plethora of dark matter candidate particles, the Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) and the Axions are the most outstanding contender.
In this talk, I will discuss about the dark matter axion search projects at KAIST/IBS.