Patrick Draper

Patrick Draper

Patrick Draper

Physics Department

Associate Professor
435 Loomis Laboratory
1110 W. Green St
M/C 704
Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 300-8203

Much of my research has been motivated by the electroweak hierarchy problem and the strong CP problem. I have worked on the physics of the Higgs boson, particularly in the context of supersymmetric solutions to the hierarchy problem; the cosmology of axion solutions to the strong CP problem and other axion-like dark matter candidates; and the experimental probes of other mechanisms that could address strong CP. I am also interested in more theoretical aspects of quantum field theory, particularly regarding nonperturbative phenomena in gauge theories, and in constraining effective field theories with ultraviolet consistency conditions.

Research Areas/Expertise:

  • Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Supersymmetry
  • Higgs bosons