Faculty Profile

Patrick I Draper

Patrick I Draper
Patrick I Draper
Assistant Professor
435 Loomis Laboratory MC 704
1110 W. Green St.
Urbana Illinois 61801

Primary Research Area

  • High Energy Physics - High Energy Physics (theoretical)


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Chicago, 2011


Professor Draper received his PhD in Physics from The University of Chicago in 2011 following his BS from the University of Illinois in 2005. He held postdoctoral appointments at the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of California Santa Barbara and a faculty appointment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst before moving to the University of Illinois in 2018. He works on a variety of topics in theoretical high energy particle physics and cosmology, including the Higgs boson, axions and the strong CP problem, supersymmetry, and nonperturbative phenomena in quantum field theories, among others.

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