Rick Van Kooten
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Rick Van Kooten is professor of elementary particle physics (experimental) in the Department of Physics at IU Bloomington. He received a B.S. from University of Toronto in 1984 and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1990. Van Kooten’s primary research interests include the study of particles containing b quarks and searches for new particles not described by the current Standard Model, such as those predicted by Supersymmetry and the “missing link” of the Standard Model: the Higgs boson. Van Kooten works on the D0 Collaboration and the ATLAS Collaboration. He became vice provost for research in 2015.
Areas of Expertise
Research directions at IU Bloomington; collaborative, interdisciplinary research opportunities for IU Bloomington faculty, such as new Emerging Areas of Research program; participation of IU Bloomington faculty in IU Grand Challenges initiatives; research centers at IU Bloomington; research trends; research priorities; also a particle physicist.