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Nassim Bozorgnia

Assistant Professor

Departments of Physics, and

Theoretical Physics Institute

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1

​Email: nbozorgnia[at]

Phone: +1 (780) 492-8078

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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Astroparticle Physics. My research focuses on theoretical astroparticle physics and dark matter phenomenology. I am interested to find out what the particle nature of dark matter and its interactions are, and how we can trace its signatures on the Galactic distribution of dark matter. I use the results of cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and observational data to study the dark matter distribution in galaxies like our own, and explore their implications for dark matter direct and indirect searches.


I obtained my PhD from UCLA in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Graciela Gelmini. Before joining the University of Alberta, I was an assistant professor at York University. I have also held postdoctoral positions at MPIK in Heidelberg, the GRAPPA Center of Excellence at the University of Amsterdam, and the IPPP at Durham University.

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