Jonathan Asaadi

Associate Professor of Physics
The University of Texas at Arlington

University of Iowa, BS in Physics

Texas A&M University, MS in Physics

Texas A&M University, PhD in Physics

I am currently an associate professor in the physics department at the University of Texas Arlington. Before this I was a postdoctoral researcher with Syracuse University from 2012 – 2015 working with Prof. Mitch Soderberg. I received my PhD in 2012 from Texas A&M University under Prof. David Toback. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2004 with a B.S in physics. My current research interests focus on understanding the most abundant massive particle in the universe, the neutrino. These neutral particles interact very weakly with ordinary matter, making their detection and study an excitingly challenging research project. The driving questions in my research which the neutrino could hold the answer to are: Do we understand the fundamental symmetries of the universe What is the origin of the matter/antimatter asymmetry in the universe Is the three-flavor paradigm description of neutrino oscillations the accurate description for neutrino interactions

Get to know Dr. Asaadi

What are you most proud of in your work or life?

I am most proud of the instances where through my work and personal relationships I have had a positive impact on someone else’s life. This includes aspects of me being a parent, a teacher, and researcher. The outcomes all look very different, but the feeling of pride in positively influencing another life feels the same

What are your passions and hobbies?

Passions: Physics, economics, and building things Hobbies: Climbing, Cycling, tinkering with electronics, and travel

Do you have a personal motto or other words to live by?

“This too shall pass”

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