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Staff Profile

Professor Alan Cornell

Position READER
QualificationsBSc, BScHons, PhD
Phone 0117176819
Email Alan.Cornell@wits.ac.za
Organisational Unit School of Physics

O riginally from Australia, Prof. Cornell obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne in March of 2003, and has had three post-doctoral positions: the first in the Korea Institute for Advanced Study, the second in the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (Kyoto University), and finally in Institut de Physique Nucleaire (Universite de Lyon 1). He now holds a senior researcher position in the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (Gauteng node, University of the Witwatersrand). His research interests have focused on the phenomenological implications of Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) physics, and can be divided into two parts. The first is concerned with the flavour structure of quarks and leptons, which is one of the main puzzles in particle physics, whilst the second is concerned with the ways in which collider produced black-holes (BHs) may arise and decay in various extra-dimensional scenarios.

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