Brian Batell


401 Allen
(412) 624-7565
Assistant Professor


My research is in the area of theoretical particle physics, with a strong focus on physics beyond the Standard Model. While the Standard Model provides a remarkably successful description of elementary matter and forces, it fails to address a number of outstanding conceptual and empirical mysteries, such as the naturalness of electroweak symmetry breaking, the strong CP problem, the nature of dark matter, and the origin of neutrino masses. I aim to address these problems by proposing new theoretical frameworks, confronting motivated models with new data, and devising novel experimental and observational strategies to test the Standard Model and search for new phenomena.  


Selected Publications

Shedding Light on Neutrino Masses with Dark Forces, B. Batell, M. Pospelov B. Shuve, Journal of High Energy Physics, 1608, 052 (2016)


Natural Heavy Supersymmetry, B. Batell, G. F. Giudice, M. McCullough, Journal of High Energy Physics 1512, 162 (2015)


Putting a Stop to di-Higgs Modifications, B. Batell, M. McCullough, D. Stolarski, C. B. Verhaaren, Journal of High Energy Physics 1509, 216 (2015)


Neutrino Masses from Neutral Top Partners, B. Batell, M. McCullough, Phys. Rev. D 92, no. 7, 073018 (2015)


Probing Light Stops with Stoponium, B. Batell, S. Jung, Journal of High Energy Physics 1507, 061 (2015)


WIMPs at the Galactic Center, P. Agrawal, B. Batell, P. J. Fox, R. Harnik, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 1505, 011 (2015)


Strong Constraints on Sub-GeV Dark Sectors from SLAC Beam Dump E137, B. Batell, R. Essig, Z. Surujon, Physical Review Letters 113, no. 17, 171802 (2014)