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Theoretical Research

Theoretical Researchers, better known as theoreticians, endeavour to develop conceptual frameworks for understanding the workings of nature that are either revealed or testable by experimentation and measurement. For example, theoretical particle physicists have attempted to reproduce the behaviour of dark matter in galaxies by hypothesizing the existence of a fundamental particle that is self-interacting. Theoretical astrophysicists have devised a magnetohydrodynamic model to explain how a supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy is able to eject jets of material accreted from its surroundings. Theoretical biophysicists have made analogies with electrical circuits to understand how neurons in the brain interact.

Picture Name Research Area Research Type
Picture of Christopher Bergevin Bergevin, Christopher Biological Physics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical
Picture of Nassim Bozorgnia Bozorgnia, Nassim Astronomy and Astrophysics
High Energy and Particle Physics
Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Radu Campeanu Campeanu, Radu Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Yongsheng Chen Chen, Yongsheng Planetary Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Jurij Darewych Darewych, Jurij Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Patrick Hall Hall, Patrick Astronomy and Astrophysics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical
Picture of Michael Haslam Haslam, Michael Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Eric Hessels Hessels, Eric Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical
Picture of Marko Horbatsch Horbatsch, Marko Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Cuiying Jian Jian, Cuiying Chemical and Condensed Matter Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Matthew Johnson Johnson, Matthew Astronomy and Astrophysics
High Energy and Particle Physics
Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Tom Kirchner Kirchner, Tom Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Roman Koniuk Koniuk, Roman High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of James Laframboise Laframboise, James Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Randy Lewis Lewis, Randy High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Kim Maltman Maltman, Kim High Energy and Particle Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Robert McEachran McEachran, Robert Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Saeed Rastgoo Rastgoo, Saeed Astronomy and Astrophysics
High Energy and Particle Physics
Theoretical
Picture of Allan Stauffer Stauffer, Allan Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Sean Tulin Tulin, Sean Astronomy and Astrophysics
High Energy and Particle Physics
Computational
Theoretical
Picture of Zheng Hong Zhu Zhu, Zheng Hong Planetary Physics Computational
Experimental
Theoretical
Picture of Joel Zylberberg Zylberberg, Joel Biological Physics Computational
Theoretical