Professor Tan's research interest is in theoretical particle physics, which deals with the fundamental understanding of the origin of forces and particles. This is the realm where quantum principle and relativity both play a pivotal role. His research has focused on non-perturbative consequences of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), which serves as the basis in understanding the origin of the force responsible for the very existence of elementary particles such as proton, neutron, pion, etc. His recent research deals with the novel notion of "Gauge/String Duality", the use of String Theory in exploring features of physics at the energy range covered by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Geneva, Switzerland.
Professor Tan is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he also received the Ph.D. in Physics. He taught at Princeton University, before joining the Brown faculty. He has carried out research at the Brookhaven National laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the Aspen Center for Physics, Univ. of Paris, and at CERN, the European Center for Particle Physics. He has also served as Professor Associate at the University of Paris and University of Provence during his various sabbatical leaves. Professor Tan was the Chair of the Physics Department in 2004-2010. He has also served on the FEC, as the Chair for 2009-2010. For AY 2011-12, he is leading Brown's Year of China Initiative.
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