Tevong You

Born in: France
Primary research category: Theoretical particle physics
Research location / employer: Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology Group, King’s College London, United Kingdom and CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Fellowship dates: 2018-2023

Academic Career

  • Lecturer, King’s College London, UK, 2022-Present
  • Senior Research Fellow, CERN, Switzerland, 2019-2022
  • College Lecturer, Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK, 2019-2022
  • Research Fellow, Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK, 2015–2019
  • PhD in Theoretical Physics with John Ellis, King’s College London, UK, 2012–2015
  • MSc in Theoretical Physics with Charalampos Anastasiou, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2009–2011
  • MSci in Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London, UK, 2004–2008

Fellowship Research

Dr. Tevong You investigates the implications of data on theoretical models – and vice versa – for clues of how to go beyond the Standard Model. He has helped to establish the properties of the Higgs boson that is so far consistent with expectations. His research will further characterise the types of new physics that may be discovered in future measurements and guide the path towards future colliders. Recently, various signs of discrepancies from Standard Model predictions have appeared in data. Some of these anomalies have come and gone; the jury is still out on others. Should any of them be confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt it would herald a revolution in particle physics. In the absence of a direct discovery, indirect precision measurements and cosmological observations are also important complementary probes to colliders from which much can still be learnt. Theoretical research into alternative models of new physics and ways of characterising their phenomenology can tie these various aspects together and potentially identify new signatures to look for.

Major Awards

  • Four-year research fellowship, Gonville & Caius College, 2015
  • Claude Curling prize, King’s College London, 2013
  • GCOE bilateral international exchange fellowship, Kyoto University, 2012
  • Masters scholarship, ETH Zurich, 2009