My name is Seyda Ipek (pronounced like Shae-duh E-pack). I am a post-doctoral researcher at University of California Irvine.
I am a theoretical particle physicist. My work is closely related to the physics done at particle colliders like the LHC. The Standard Model of particle physics describes how elementary particles, like electrons, neutrinos, quarks, interact with each other. I work on what is beyond the Standard Model.
There are many reasons why we believe the Standard Model is not a complete description of our universe. My research is mainly motivated by three questions:
- What is dark matter?
- Why do neutrinos have mass?
- Why is there more matter than antimatter in the Universe?