Dr. Andrew Long Biography:
Dr. Long has been at Rice University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy since 2019. Before moving to Houston, he earned his PhD in Physics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison (2012) and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Michigan. He grew up in Delaware, and after three years in Houston, he’s finally starting to acclimate to the summer heat 🙂 . His work addresses open questions in the study of theoretical cosmology by using the tools of elementary particle physics and particle astrophysics. He is especially interested in the nature and origin of a mysterious something, dark matter, that has been detected with high significance using numerous astrophysical and cosmological probes, but which remains largely a mystery.