Pearl Sandick
  • Associate Professor, Physics And Astronomy

Research Summary

Dark Matter <br> Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology <br> Supersymmetry Phenomenology <br> Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Education

  • BA, Mathematics, New York University
  • PhD, Physics, University of Minnesota

Biography

Pearl Sandick is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Theory Group at the University of Texas at Austin before moving to Utah in 2011. Professor Sandick is a theoretical particle physicist studying physics beyond the Standard Model, including supersymmetric theories and possible explanations for the dark matter in the Universe. In addition to her research, she’s passionate about teaching, mentoring students, and making science accessible and interesting to non-scientists. Professor Sandick currently serves on the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, is the Chair of the National Organizing Committee for the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiPs), and is the founder and faculty sponsor of the University of Utah Women in Physics and Astronomy (WomPA).