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Jessie F Shelton

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Contact Information

417 Loomis Laboratory
1110 W. Green St.
M/C 704
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Areas

Associate Professor of Physics


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.

Research Interests

High Energy Physics (theoretical)

Research Description

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
Associate Professor, Astronomy

Recent Publications

Antel, C., Battaglieri, M., Beacham, J., Boehm, C., Buchmüller, O., Calore, F., Carenza, P., Chauhan, B., Cladè, P., Coloma, P., Crivelli, P., Dandoy, V., Darmé, L., Dey, B., Deppisch, F. F., De Roeck, A., Drewes, M., Echenard, B., Flambaum, V. V., ... Zurek, K. (2023). Feebly-interacting particles: FIPs 2022 Workshop Report. European Physical Journal C, 83(12), Article 1122.

Born, S., Karur, R., Knapen, S., & Shelton, J. (2023). Scouting for dark showers at CMS and LHCb. Physical Review D, 108(3), Article 035034.

Carena, M., Kozaczuk, J., Liu, Z., Ou, T., Ramsey-Musolf, M. J., Shelton, J., Wang, Y., & Xie, K. P. (2023). Probing the Electroweak Phase Transition with Exotic Higgs Decays. Letters in High Energy Physics, 2023, Article A4.

Adshead, P., Ralegankar, P., & Shelton, J. (2022). Dark radiation constraints on portal interactions with hidden sectors. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2022(9), Article 056.

Albouy, G., Barron, J., Beauchesne, H., Bernreuther, E., Bona, M., Cazzaniga, C., Cesarotti, C., Cohen, T., de Cosa, A., Curtin, D., Demiragli, Z., Doglioni, C., Elliot, A., DiPetrillo, K. F., Eble, F., Erice, C., Freer, C., Garcia-Bellido, A., Gemmell, C., ... Wang, L. (2022). Theory, phenomenology, and experimental avenues for dark showers: a Snowmass 2021 report. European Physical Journal C, 82(12), Article 1132.

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