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Jure Zupan

Title: Assoc. Professor
Office: 403 Geology-Physics Building
Tel: 513-556-5238
Email: jure.zupan@uc.edu


  • PhD, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, 2002 (Particle physics theory).
  • BSc, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, 1998 (Physics).

Research Information

Research Interests

I am working in theoretical high energy physics with particular interest in dark matter, rare processes and new physics searches at the LHC.

Research Support

  • (PI), Zupan, Jure, Dark Matter and Flavor, National Science Foundation. (PHY-1151392), $160,000.00. 09/01/2012 to 08/31/2017. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Bishara, Fady; Zupan, Jure, Fermilab Fellowship in Theoretical Physics for 2013-2014, Department of Energy. (PO 613349), $32,514.00. 09/16/2013 to 09/15/2014. Status: Awarded.
  • (Collaborator), Argyres, Philip; Kagan, Alexander; Kinoshita, Kay; Schwartz, Alan; Sousa, Alexandre; Wijewardhana, L.C.R.; Zupan, Jure, Research in Particle Theory and Experiment at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Energy. (DE-SC0011784 _ 2017), $927,000.00. 04/01/2017 to 03/31/2020. Status: Active.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2007 to 2010, Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 2010 to 2014, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2014 Assoc. Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Post Graduate training and Education

  • 2002 to 2004, Postdoc, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2004 to 2006, Postdoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2007 to 2009, CERN fellow, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.

Additional Information

Personal webpage with up-to-date information is available at this link.

The University of Cincinnati HEP theory group webpage is available at this link