GORDON KANE, Victor Weisskopf Distinguished University Professor, is a theoretical particle physicist and particle cosmologist at University of Michigan.
He has published over 190 papers on topics such as supersymmetry, Higgs bosons, string phenomenology, the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe, the dark matter and dark energy of the universe, and given about 300 talks on these subjects. He has written or edited nine books, including Author Supersymmetry and Beyond – from the Higgs boson to the new physics.
Kane has been a J.S. Guggenheim Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the University of Michigan Society of Fellows. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics of England.
Kane has long had a commitment to conveying the ideas and excitement of basic science to the general public. Two of his books,The Particle Garden and Supersymmetry, are written for any curious person, as were three Scientific American articles. He has worked with artists/designers on a number of projects including an exhibition that brought together work designed through collaborations between artist/designers and physicists at the University of Michigan. His collaboration with Art & Design faculty to visualize subatomic particles yielded exhibitions and publications. Recently he has worked with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange on developing presentations based on the exciting discoveries anticipated from the new Large Hadron Collider facility at the European CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.
He was awarded the 2012 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society.