David E. Morrissey
Research Scientist, TRIUMF
My research focusses on the Standard Model of elementary particles and the search for new phenomena beyond it. Observations of the cosmos show that there is much more matter than can be explained by the Standard Model. A central goal of my work is to try to understand what this missing dark matter might be and how it could be tested directly in the laboratory or indirectly through astronomical observations. The excess of ordinary matter over antimatter is a second puzzle within the Standard model, and I also investigate how this asymmetry may have been created in the very early universe. And third, I study the newly discovered Higgs boson and the origin of its curiously small mass.