Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Physics

Mellon College of Science

Frederick J. Gilman

Buhl Professor of Theoretical Physics
Director, McWilliams Center for Cosmology

Nuclear & Particle Physics
Astrophysics & Cosmology
Wean Hall 8319

McWilliams Center 

Prof. Fred Gilman

Education & Professional Experience

PhD: Princeton University (1965)
B.S.: Michigan State University (1962)

Professional Societies:
Fellow, American Physical Society

Curriculum ViTAE

Dean, Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007–2016
Director, McWilliams Center for Cosmology, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007–
Head, Physics Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999–2008
Professor of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995–
Deputy Director, Superconducting Supercollider Laboratory, 1994–95
Associate Director and Head, Physics Research Division, Superconducting Supercollider Laboratory, 1990–94
Professor, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1973–90
Associate Professor, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1969–73
Research Associate, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1967–69
Post-doctoral Research: California Institute of Technology, 1965–67

Research Interests

Fred Gilman’s research is in theoretical particle physics, particularly in understanding the nature of CP violation, which is a required ingredient in explaining the dominance of matter over antimatter in the universe. Together with dark matter, dark energy, the field(s) responsible for inflation, and neutrino masses, these fundamental questions about the nature of the universe all point to physics beyond the Standard Model.  Gilman is Director of the McWilliams Center for Cosmology, and a member of LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration from the time of its creation.  He is the Chair of the AURA Management Council for the LSST (AMCL), the committee that oversees the construction and commissioning of the LSST Project, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).

Selected Publications

J. Bagger et al., Discovering the Quantum Universe: The Role of Particle Colliders, DOE/NSF HEPAP subpanel report, February 2006.

A. Albrecht et al., Quantum Universe: The Revolution in 21st Century Particle Physics, DOE/NSF HEPAP subpanel report, April 2004.

F. J. Gilman, Roadmap to the Future, invited summary talk at the 2004 SLAC Summer Institute in Particle Physics, Nature’s Greatest Puzzles, August 2-13, 2004, Stanford, California; published in eConf:

F. J. Gilman, K. Kleinknecht and B. Renk, The Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa Quark-Mixing Matrix, review article published in the 2004 Review of Particle Physics, S. Eidelman et. al., Phys. Lett. B 592, 1 (2004).

C.-W. Chiang and F. J. Gilman, KL,S to ππνν̅ Decays Within and Beyond the Standard Model,Phys. Rev. D 62, 094026 (2000).

C. O. Dib, I. Dunietz, F. J. Gilman and Y. Nir, Standard Model Predictions for CP Violation in B Meson Decay,Phys. Rev. D 41, 1522 (1990).

F.J. Gilman and M.B. Wise, Effective Hamiltonian for ΔS=1 Weak Nonleptonic Decays in the Six Quark ModelPhys, Rev. D 20, 2392 (1979).

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