Seth Koren

Seth Koren

Oehme Postdoctoral Fellow

Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago

I’m a theoretical physicist working at the junction of high energy theory and the real world. I have broad interests across many aspects of particle physics, cosmology, field theory, and gravity, and I enjoy collaborating, mentoring, and other forms of talking about physics.

I’m quite proud of my dissertation, which begins with an extensive introduction aiming to pedagogically explain renormalization and the hierarchy problem. I place considerable focus on clearing conceptual pitfalls and on debunking common misconsceptions, and I’ve been flattered to hear that it is a useful resource for the community.

My thesis also received the APS 2022 Sakurai Dissertation Award in Theoretical Particle Physics, though that was more about the sections on my own research.