Brent D. Nelson


Contact Information

Mailing Address :
Department of Physics
Northeastern University
110 Forsyth Street
Boston, MA 02115

Campus Office :
225 Dana Research Center

Campus Phone : (617) 373-2956

E-mail Address :
b.nelson (AT) neu.edu


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Office Hours
Monday: 9:00-10:30 AM
Wednesday: 9:00-10:30 AM


Courses for 2014/2015 Academic Year


Previous Courses Taught


Previous Papers

Y.-H. He, V. Jejjala, C. Matti, B. D. Nelson, M. Stillman The Geometry of Generations
(hep-th/1408.6841)
Y.-H. He, V. Jejjala, C. Matti, B. D. Nelson, Veronese Geometry and the Electroweak Vacuum Moduli Space
Physics Letters, B736 (2014) 20. (hep-th/1402.3312)
B. Kaufman and B. D. Nelson, Mirage Models Confront the LHC: II. Flux-Stabilized Type IIB String Theory
Physical Review, D89 (2014) 085029. (hep-ph/1312.6621)
B. Kaufman, B. D. Nelson and M. K. Gaillard, Mirage Models Confront the LHC: I. Kahler-Stabilized Heterotic String Theory
Physical Review, D88 (2013) 025003. (hep-ph/1303.6575)
J. Gray, Y.-H. He, V. Jejjala, B. Jurke, B. D. Nelson, J. Simon, Calabi-Yau Manifolds with Large Volume Vacua
Physical Review, D86 (2012) 101901(R). (hep-th/1207.5801)
G. Kane, E. Kuflik and B. D. Nelson, Extracting the Wavefunction of the LSP at the LHC
Physics Letters, B703 (2011) 151. (hep-ph/1105.3742)
D. Feldman, K. Freese, P. Nath, B. D. Nelson and G. Peim, Predictive Signatures of Supersymmetry: Measuring the Dark Matter Mass and Gluino Mass with Early LHC Data
Physical Review, D84 (2011) 015007. (hep-ph/1102.2548)
B. Altunkaynak, L. L. Everett, I. Kim, B. D. Nelson and Y. Rao, Landscape of Supersymmetric Particle Mass Hierarchies in Minimal Supergravity and Deflected Mirage Mediation Models
European Journal of Physics Plus, 127 (2012) 2. (hep-ph/1011.1439)
B. Altunkaynak, M. Holmes, P. Nath, B. D. Nelson and G. Peim, SUSY Discovery Potential and Benchmarks for Early Runs at 7 TeV at the LHC
Physical Review, D82 (2010) 115001. (hep-ph/1008.3423)
D. Feldman, G. Kane, R. Lu and B. D. Nelson, Dark Matter as a Guide Toward a Light Gluino at the LHC
Physics Letters, B687 (2010) 363. (hep-ph/1002.2430)
B. Altunkaynak, L. L. Everett, I. Kim, B. D. Nelson and Y. Rao, Phenomenological Implications of Deflected Mirage Mediation: Comparison with Mirage Mediation
JHEP, 5 (2010) 054. (hep-ph/1001.5261)
Pran Nath, B. D. Nelson et al. The Hunt for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider (BSM-LHC Summary Document)
Nuclear Physics Proceedings Supplement, 200-202 (2010) 185. (hep-ph/1001.2693)
Michael Holmes and B. D. Nelson, Non-Universal Gaugino Masses, CDMS, and the LHC
Physical Review, D81 (2010) 055002. (hep-ph/0912.4507)
D. Feldman, Z. Liu, P. Nath and B. D. Nelson, Explaining PAMELA and WMAP data through Coannihilations in Extended SUGRA with Collider Implications
Physical Review, D80 (2009) 075001. (hep-ph/0907.5392)
Michael Holmes and B. D. Nelson, Dark Matter Prospects in Deflected Mirage Mediation
JCAP, 7 (2009) 019. (hep-ph/0905.0674)
B. Altunkaynak, P. Grajek, M. Holmes, G. Kane and B. D. Nelson, Studying Gaugino Mass Unification at the LHC
JHEP, 4 (2009) 114. (hep-ph/0901.1145)
Baris Altunkaynak, Michael Holmes and B. D. Nelson, Solving the LHC Inverse Problem with Dark Matter Observations
JHEP, 10 (2008) 013. (hep-ph/0804.2899)
Junhai Kang, Paul Langacker and B. D. Nelson, Theory and Phenomenology of Exotic Isosinglet Quarks and Squarks
Physical Review, D77 (2008) 035003. (hep-ph/0708.2701)
Mary K. Gaillard and B. D. Nelson, Kahler Stabilized, Modular Invariant Heterotic String Models
International Journal of Modern Physics, A22 (2007) 1451. (hep-th/0703227)
J. Gray, Y.-H. He, V. Jejjala and B. D. Nelson, Exploring the Vacuum Geometry of N=1 Gauge Theories
Nuclear Physics, B750 (2006) 1. (hep-th/0604208)
Mary K. Gaillard and Brent D. Nelson, On Quadratic Divergences in Supergravity, Vacuum Energy and the Supersymmetric Flavor Problem
Nuclear Physics B751 (2006) 75. (hep-ph/0511234)
J. Gray, Y.-H. He, V. Jejjala and B. D. Nelson, The Geometry of Particle Physics
Physics Letters, B638 (2006) 253. (hep-th/0511062)
P. Binetruy, G. L. Kane, J. Lykken and B. D. Nelson, Twenty-Five Questions for String Theorists
Journal of Physics, G32 (2006) 129. (hep-th/0509157)
P. Langacker and B. D. Nelson, String-Inspired Triplet See-Saw from Diagonal Embedding of SU(2)_L in SU(2)_A x SU(2)_B
Physical Review, D72 (2005) 053013. (hep-ph/0507063)
J. Giedt, G. L. Kane, P. Langacker and B. D. Nelson, Massive Neutrinos and Heterotic String Theory
Physical Review, D71 (2005) 115013. (hep-th/0502032)
G. L. Kane, B. D. Nelson, L. Wang and T. T. Wang, Theoretical Implications of the LEP Higgs Search
Physical Review, D71 (2005) 035006. (hep-ph/0407001)
P. Binetruy, G. L. Kane, B. D. Nelson, L. Wang and T. T. Wang, Relating Incomplete Data to Incomplete Theory
Physical Review, D70 (2004) 095006. (hep-ph/0312248)
P. Binetruy, A. Birkedal-Hansen, Y. Mambrini and B. D. Nelson, Phenomenological Aspects of Heterotic Orbifold Models at One Loop
European Journal of Physics, C47 (2006) 481. (hep-ph/0308047)
Joel Giedt and Brent D. Nelson, Instanton Effects and Linear-Chiral Duality
JHEP, 05 (2004) 069. (hep-th/0307224)
Andreas Birkedal-Hansen and Brent D. Nelson, Relic Neutralino Densities and Detection Rates with Nonuniversal Gaugino Masses
Physical Review, D67 (2003) 095006. (hep-ph/0211071)
G. L. Kane, J. Lykken, S. Mrenna, B. D. Nelson, L. Wang and T. T. Wang, Theory-Motivated Benchmark Models and Superpartners at the Tevatron
Physical Review, D67 (2003) 045008. (hep-ph/0209061)
G. L. Kane, J. Lykken, B. D. Nelson, L. Wang and T. T. Wang, Re-examination of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking in Supersymmetry and Implications for Light Superpartners
Physics Letters, B551 (2003) 146. (hep-ph/0207168)
Andreas Birkedal-Hansen and Brent D. Nelson, The Role of W-ino Content in Neutralino Dark Matter
Physical Review, D64 (2001) 015008. (hep-ph/0102075)
Pierre Binetruy, Mary K. Gaillard and Brent D. Nelson, One Loop Soft Supersymmetry Breaking Terms in Superstring Effective Theories
Nuclear Physics, B604 (2001) 32. (hep-ph/0011081)
Mary K. Gaillard and Brent D. Nelson, Quantum-Induced Soft Supersymmetry Breaking in Supergravity
Nuclear Physics, B588 (2000) 197. (hep-th/0004170)
Mary K. Gaillard and Brent D. Nelson, Constraints on Hidden Sector Gaugino Condensation
Nuclear Physics, B571 (2000) 3. (hep-ph/9909563)
Mary K. Gaillard, Brent D. Nelson and Yi-Yen Wu, Gaugino Masses in Modular Invariant Supergravity
Physics Letters, B459 (1999) 549. (hep-th/9905122)

Selected Conference Talks

An Algorithmic Method for Identifying Swiss Cheese Manifolds: String Pheno 2012
11th International Conference on String Phenomenoloy, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, June 25 - June 29, 2012.
String Phenomenology for the LHC: Pheno2011
Pheno 2011 Symposium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, May 9 - May 11, 2011.
Non-Universal Gaugino Masses, Dark Matter, and the LHC: Pheno2010
Pheno 2010 Symposium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, May 10 - May 12, 2010.
Studying Gaugino Mass Unification at the LHC: BSM-LHC 2009
Beyond the Standard Model at the LHC (Pre-SUSY09 Workshop), Northeastern University, Boston, June 2 - June 4, 2009.
Theory and Phenomenology of Exotic Isosinglet Quarks and Squarks: SUSY 2007
15th Annual International Conference On Supersymmetry And The Unification Of Fundamental Interactions, Karlsruhe University, Karlsruhe, Germany, July 25 - August 1, 2007.
Identifying the Geometry of the MSSM: String Pheno 2006
Fifth International Conference on String Phenomenoloy, KITP, UC Santa Barbara, August 28 - September 1, 2006.
The Search for Neutrino Masses in Heterotic String Models: Fields/Perimeter Thematic Program on String Theory
Workshop on String Phenomenoloy, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, March 28 - April 1, 2005.
What Does LHC Data Have to Do with String Phenomenology?: String Pheno 2004
Third International Conference on String Phenomenoloy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 1-6, 2004.
What Do LEP Higgs Results Tell Us About String-Based Models?: SUSY 2003
11th Annual International Conference On Supersymmetry And The Unification Of Fundamental Interactions, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, June 5-10, 2003.
Experimental Signatures of Kahler Stabilization of the Dilaton: Sugra20
International Conference: 20 Years of Supergravity, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, March 17-20, 2003.
Anomaly-Mediated Supersymmetry Breaking From a String Theory Perspective: String Pheno 2002
The First International Conference on String Phenomenology, Oxford, United Kingdom, July 6-11, 2002.
Fine-Tuning, Dilaton Stabilization and Nonuniversal Gaugino Masses: SUSY 2002
10th International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions DESY, Hamburg, Germany, June 17-23, 2002.
Hidden Sector Gaugino Condensation and the Observable World: PASCOS 99
7th International Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology, Lake Tahoe, California, December 10-16, 1999.

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