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Associate Professor of Physics

Earlham College: B.A. in Physics

University of Notre Dame: Ph.D. in High Energy Physics

Contact Information

Department of Physics

Rm. 113 Fondren Science Bldg.

Southern Methodist University

phone: (214) 768-1793

email: kehoe@physics.smu.edu

Research Interests

My interests focus primarily on the phenomena that occur at the smallest distance scales and at the earliest times in the universe. Most of my experience has been in studying the process by which nature's most fundamental particles obtain mass. To do this, I study the most massive particles in nature: the top quark and the Higgs boson. The last few years have been very exciting for this kind of research, and I expect the new many years to be fascinating at the Large Hadron Collider where my research now focuses. Another way to look at the fundamental processes in nature is to look at the very large scale in cosmology. My students currently work on studying various types of stellar systems which are useful to understand the universe at early times. The search to understand the true nature of 'dark energy' is a focus of this work.