Justin Albert

Justin Albert
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of Victoria

A.B. (Harvard), Ph.D. (Princeton)

Office: Elliott 213

Prof. Albert is involved in three major research efforts in physics around the world: the ATLAS experiment at CERN in Switzerland, where his work in searching for and measuring the properties of the Higgs boson addresses the question of the source of mass of the fundamental particles in the universe; the BABAR experiment at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California, where his work addresses the question of why the universe is made of matter rather than antimatter; and his direction of the ALTAIR/STARCaL project, which produces calibrated light sources to fly on high altitude balloons and in space to calibrate ground-based telescopes, in order to address the question of why the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

Prior to coming to the Univ. of Victoria in 2006, Prof. Albert was a Millikan postdoctoral fellow at Caltech, after receiving his Ph.D. in physics at Princeton in 2002.

Research interests

  • Particle physics
  • Particle astrophysics


Students and postdocs

Current graduate students:

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