Associate Professor in Physics, Monash University

Finding the fundamental principles of the physical world is the unfinished legacy Albert Einstein left to the theorists of today.

In a quest for completing Einstein's dream, Csaba Balazs is studying elementary particles and the forces governing them.

As everything is made of these particles and obey these forces, there are cosmic connections between the smallest and the largest in the universe.

In fact, the rules guiding the subatomic world turn out to be the same that shaped the basic structure of our early universe. These laws are the reason our world looks and works the way it does today, and understanding these laws is the key to understanding the universe.

Some of these fundamental principles will be probed at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, the highest energy experiment ever built by mankind.

The LHC will test our understanding of what the elementary particles really are and how certain properties of these particles, such as their mass, arise.

The work of Balazs aids physicists in interpreting the LHC results and helps extract the right theory encoding the fundamental principles sought.

Astrophysical observations complement the information from the LHC and shed light on the mysterious dark matter.

Balazs also works on incorporating this information into a unified understanding of all particles and forces.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor in Physics, Monash University

Education

  • 1999 
    Michigan State University, PhD