DOUGLAS R BERGMAN portrait
  • Associate Professor, Physics And Astronomy

Research Summary

I study the spectrum and composition of cosmic rays at the highest energies. How the cosmic rays can have such high energies remains uncertain, but it is thought to involve the most extreme astrophysical environments. We observe the cosmic rays via the extensive air showers produced when they strike the Earth.

Education

  • A.B., Physics, University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., Physics, Yale University. Project: A Search for the Decay K+ to Pi+ Mu+ E-