Curriculum Vitae

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Flip Tanedo is an assistant professor of theoretical physics at the University of California, Riverside. His research seeks to discover how dark matter fits into our fundamental understanding of nature.

  • UCI Chancellor’s Advance Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 - 2015
  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, 2010 - 2012
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2006 - 2011
  • Marshall Scholarship, 2006 - 2008


  • Dark Matter
  • Composite Higgs
  • Supersymmetry
  • Particle Astro/Cosmo


    PhD , Cornell (2013)
    MSc , Durham/IPPP (2008)
    MASt , Cambridge (2007)
    BS , Stanford (2008)

Service: Open House Committee (chair) , Website Committee (chair) , Graduate Diversity Committee , Graduate Student Mentor , Reviewer ,


What is dark matter? How does it fit into our understanding of particle physics? How do we search for it? For more details, please refer to my papers on inSpire.
Composite Higgs, Composite Mediator, work in progress
Beryllium-8 anomaly: 1604.07411, 1608.03591
Fermi GeV Excess: 1503.05919, 1612.05687, 1503.05919
Dark photons from the center of the Earth: 1509.07525
Direct detection with neutron stars: 1707.0944
Lepton-flavor violating mediators: 1610.08060
How do new models break our notion of dark matter complementarity?

A goal of dark matter phenomenology is to translate the results of experimental searches into numerical values of our theories of new physics. My primary interest is to develop novel theories of dark matter that can push beyond the limits of our present phenomenological lamp post with unique experimental opportunities.


P165, Win 2019
Particle Physics
P231, Fall 2018
Math Methods
P177, Spr 2018
Computational Physics
P165, Win 2018
Particle Physics
P231, Fall 2017
Math Methods
P177, Spr 2017
Computational Physics
P208, Win 2017
General Relativity
P231, Fall 2016
Math Methods
P3318, Spring 2013
Advanced Mechanics
P3327, Fall 2012
Advanced E&M
Pxx, Summer 2012
Basic Particles
P7561, Fall 2011
Quantum Field Theory
P121, Spring 2006
Electrodynamics II




Prospective graduate students should review these lectures.

I am currently not taking new PhD students, but welcome inquiries about joining the UCR Particle Theory Group. We are committed to inclusion and I especially encourage women and under-represented minorities to consider our group.

* - co-advised

Past Students
2017 - 18 
2017 - 18 
UG, Chancellor's Research Fellow
2016 - 18 
UG, Honors thesis
2016 - 17 
MS, Masters Student



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