Faculty Profile

Sunil Somalwar
Distinguished Professor
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Group: High energy experiment
Phone: 848-445-8895
Office: W312
Email: Sunil.Somalwar@Rutgers.Edu
Homepage: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~somalwar/

Research Overview:

Professor Sunil Somalwar smashes very high energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland. He studies head-on proton-proton collisions with protons travelling at about 99.9999995% of the speed of light. These collisions create conditions that existed in our universe soon after the Big Bang and help us answer fundamental questions such as how the universe came about, what it is made of, why things attract or repel each other and where all the antimatter has gone.

News Item(s):
  • Sean Oh and Sunil Somalwar promoted
  • Professor Sunil Somalwar will receive the Rutgers Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award