Stanford Experts

Michael Peskin

Professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics


(650) 926-3250



Michael Peskin is a theoretical physicist interested in elementary particles and the fundamental interactions. His main research interests are: consequences of the “Standard Model of particle physics”; precision study of the heaviest known elementary particles – the W and Z bosons, the top quark, and the Higgs boson – to search for clues to new fundamental interactions beyond the Standard Model; models of such new interactions, especially models with composite or strongly interacting Higgs bosons; models for the particle that composes the dark matter of the universe.