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Dr. Grant Larsen

Assistant Professor of Physics

Teaching Area



  • PhD, Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, UC Berkeley
  • BS, University of Chicago
  • BA, University of Chicago


Dr. Grant Larsen specializes in particle physics phenomenology and theoretical cosmology. In English, that means he theorizes about the structure, principles, and behavior of the smallest and largest things in the physical universe and how they relate.

Scholarly Interests

  • Quantum multiverse
  • Gravity-electroweak hierarchy problem
  • Supersymmetry
  • Extra dimensions
  • Holography
  • Black holes

Contributions to Field

  • Larsen contributed to a (perhaps partial) solution to the cosmological constant problem by applying the quantum multiverse solution to the measure problem.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Sigma Xi
  • American Association of Physics Teachers, Illinois section

Publications and Presentations

  • "Supersymmetry with Light Stops." Grant Larsen, Yasunori Nomura, Hannes L.L. Roberts. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012.
  • "The Cosmological Constant in the Quantum Multiverse." Grant Larsen, Yasunori Nomura, Hannes L.L. Roberts. Physical Review, 2011.
  • Invited Speaker, Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, 2015.
  • MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar, 2013.
  • UC Berkeley Experimental Particle Physics Seminar, 2012.
  • UC Berkeley Particle Phenomenology Seminar, 2012.

For additional publications and presentations, please see the CV below.

Dr. Grant Larsen CV