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Urbana, IL 61801
Professor Shelton received her PhD from MIT in 2006, after undergraduate work at Princeton. She held postdoctoral appointments at Rutgers, Yale, and Harvard before arriving at the University of Illinois in 2014, and has won awards from MIT and from the LHC Theory Initiative.
High Energy Physics (theoretical)
Shelton works on a broad range of topics in particle physics beyond the Standard Model, with particular interests in the cosmology of particle dark matter and new physics at the Large Hadron Collider.
Awards and Honors
2017 DOE Early Career Award
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Professor, Physics
Adshead, P. J., Pearce, L., Shelton, J., & Weiner, Z. J. (2020). Stochastic evolution of scalar fields with continuous symmetries during inflation. Physical Review D, 102(2), . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.102.023526
Evans, J. A., Gaidau, C., & Shelton, J. (2020). Leak-in dark matter. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2020(1), . https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2020)032
Kozaczuk, J., Ramsey-Musolf, M. J., & Shelton, J. (2020). Exotic Higgs boson decays and the electroweak phase transition. Physical Review D, 101(11), . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.101.115035
Adshead, P., Ralegankar, P., & Shelton, J. (2019). Reheating in two-sector cosmology. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2019(8), . https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP08(2019)151
Curtin, D., Drewes, M., McCullough, M., Meade, P., Mohapatra, R. N., Shelton, J., Shuve, B., Accomando, E., Alpigiani, C., Antusch, S., Carlos Arteaga-Velázquez, J., Batell, B., Bauer, M., Blinov, N., Salomé Caballero-Mora, K., Hyeok Chang, J., Chun, E. J., Co, R. T., Cohen, T., ... Zurita, J. (2019). Long-lived particles at the energy frontier: The MATHUSLA physics case. Reports on Progress in Physics, 82(11), . https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6633/ab28d6