Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics
Mirjam Cvetič came to Penn as a research associate in 1987 and was named the Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor in 1999. She received her Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed both her M.A. and B.S. at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She has been a visitor at Rutgers University; Henri Poincaré Institute; Cambridge University; the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy; CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland; the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy; and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Her research interests span problems of elementary particle physics ranging from the study of basic interactions to the experimental tests of fundamental theories. With a background in basic theory as well as in phenomenology, her research bridges the gap between basic theory and the experimental consequences of these theories. She has published more than 200 journal articles and is the editor of Physics Letters B.
Since coming to Penn, she has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society and has received the National Science Foundation’s Career Advancement Award, Penn’s Research Foundation Award, and the Junior Faculty SSC Fellowship Award.