Brandon Murakami

Clarke Science (CS) 207
(401) 456-9644

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Academic Background

PhD, 2002, University of California, Davis
BA, 1993, University of California, Berkeley

Courses Taught

PHYS 101 General Physics I
PHYS 102 General Physics II
PHYS 111 Exotic Physics
PHYS 312 Math Methods In Physics
PHYS 401 Advanced Electricity & Magnetism
PHYS 490 Independent Study in Physics
PHYS 492 Research In Physics
PSCI 103 Physical Science

Research Interests

Professor Murakami is a theoretical particle physicist. Particle physics is the study of the fundamental behavior of the matter and energy particles that govern nature. His primary role in this research field is to make theoretical predictions for particle physics experiments, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) -- a 17 mile accelerator that collides protons with Big Bang-like energies. The LHC is hypothesized to be capable of creating never-before-seen fundamental particles. Other primary research interests involve "lepton flavor violation," "CP violation," and "cold dark matter." These technical terms roughly translate to rare decays of exotic particles, analyzing the difference between matter and anti-matter, and attempting to understand the mysterious matter that composes a large fraction of matter in our universe, respectively.

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