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Brad Plaster

Research Interests:

B.S. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1999)
Ph.D. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003)
Postdoctoral Scholar in Physics, California Institute of Technology (2003-2008)

Professional History
  • Assistant Professor, 2007-2012
  • Associate Professor, 2012-2018
  • Professor, 2018-
  • Associate Chair of Physics and Astronomy, 2017-2021
  • Chair of Physics and Astronomy, 2021-

My research program is currently focused on searches for the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).  A discovery of the Time-Reversal-Symmetry-violating neutron EDM would have profound implications for our understanding of the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe and physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics.  I have also previously worked in neutron beta decay, probing parameters of the weak interaction, and in electron scattering, probing the electromagnetic structure of the neutron.

I am currently serving as the Level-1 Deputy Project Manager for the neutron EDM experiment at ORNL.

Please also see my personal webpage here.