Mark Trodden, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

Mark Trodden is the Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics, co-Director of the Center for Particle Cosmology and Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 2014-2022. He is a theoretical physicist, who has worked broadly in cosmology, gravity and particle physics and particularly in the areas of overlap between these subjects.

Trodden received his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1995 and held postdoctoral positions at MIT and at Case Western Reserve University. He became an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University in 2000 and was promoted to Professor, holding the Alumni Chair, in 2007, before moving to Penn in 2009. He has held visiting positions at Cornell University, at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara and as a Sir Thomas Lyle Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Trodden is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of the American Physical Society and of the Institute of Physics (UK). He has served as a member of the US High Energy Physics Advisory Panel and is a member of the Committee on Science and the Arts of the Franklin Institute. He sits on the editorial board of Physics Letters B and is an editor of the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.

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