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CURRICULUM VITAE

Gopolang Mohlabeng
Office
University of Kansas
Department of Physics and Astronomy
6050B Malott Hall, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive,
Lawrence, KS 66045-7582
Education

Contact Info
Email: gopolang.mohlabeng@ku.edu
Phone: +1 (785) 979-5601
Fax: 785 864-5262

University of Kansas
Ph.D. in Physics expected in 2017
Advisor: Prof. Kyoungchul (KC) Kong
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Department of Theoretical Physics
Visiting Graduate Student
University of Kansas
M.S. in Physics
Advisor: Prof. John Ralston

2011-present

2015-2016

2011-2013

University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa


B.Sc (Honours) in Astrophysics and Space Science

2010-2011

University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa


B.Sc in Physics

2007-2010

Areas of Interest High Energy Physics Phenomenology


Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology
Fellowships and
Awards

Employment

University of Kansas, Department of Physics and Astronomy


Dissertation Fellowship
Fermilab Graduate Student Research Program in Theoretical Physics
Graduate Summer Fellowship, University of Kansas
National Research Foundation of South Africa, Doctoral Fellowship
Graduate Summer Fellowship, University of Kansas
Outstanding Masters Research Award
Fulbright-Weston Award for Academic excellence
Fulbright Foreign Student Fellowship for study in the United States
National Astrophysics and Space Science Program (NASSP) Fellowship,
UCT
UP achievement bursary
UP leadership bursary
UP Department of Physics bursary
South African Nuclear Human Asset and Research Program
Fellowship, UP

Research Assistant, High Energy Theory group,


Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lawrence, KS
Advisor: Prof. KC Kong

2016-2017
2015-2016
2015
2014-2016
2013
2013
2012
2011-2013
2010-2011
2009
2008
2007
2007-2010

2016-2017

Visiting Graduate Student, Fermilab Theory Group, Batavia, IL

2015-2016

Research Assistant, High Energy Theory group,


Department of Physics and Astronomy, Lawrence, KS
Advisor: Prof. KC Kong

2013-2015

Teaching Assistant, University of Cape Town, South Africa,


NASSP - Electromagnetism
Second year Calculus and Algebra - MATH 211

Spring 2011
Spring 2011

Teaching Assistant, University of Pretoria, South Africa,


Introduction to Physics - PHY 131 & 161

2008 - 2010

Schools attended MITP Summer School:


New Physics on Trial at LHC run II, Mainz, Germany
TASI: Anticipating Next Discoveries in Particle Physics, Boulder, CO
ICTP Summer School, Trieste, Italy
Multi-TeV probes at LHC, Cargese, Corsica
SLAC Summer Institute, Stanford, CA
Conferences and
Workshops
attended

Seminars

July
June
June
July
July

2016
2016
2015
2014
2013

National Society of Black Physicists conference, Fermilab, Batavia, IL October


Pheno Symposium, Pittsburg, PA
May
Higgs effective field theories (HEFT) workshop,
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
November
U.S LHC users association meeting, Fermilab, Batavia, IL
October
Monte Carlo for beyond the standard model (MC4BSM)
workshop, Fermilab, Batavia, IL
May
Pheno Symposium, Pittsburg, PA
May
National Society of Black Physicists conference, Baltimore, MD
February
South African Institute of Physics conference, Pretoria, South Africa
July
South African Institute of Physics conference, Durban, South Africa
July

2016
2016
2015
2015
2015
2015
2015
2012
2009

16. Multi-Component Dark Matter through a radiative Higgs Portal, University of


Notre Dame, Theory Seminar, South Bend, IN, October 2016
15. Multi-Component Dark Matter through a radiative Higgs Portal, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Theory Seminar, Brookhaven, NY, September 2016
14. Multi-Component Dark Matter through a radiative Higgs Portal, Stony Brook
University, YITP Pheno Club, Stony Brook, NY, September 2016
13. Multi-Component Dark Matter through a radiative Higgs Portal, Fermi National
Accelerator Laboratory, Theory Seminar, Batavia, IL, July 2016
12. Mixed Dark Matter in Left-Right Symmetric Models, California Institute of Technology, Theory lunch seminar, Pasadena, CA, May 2016
11. Mixed Dark Matter in Left-Right Symmetric Models, University of California at
Irvine, Theory seminar, Irvine, CA, May 2016
10. Mixed Dark Matter in Left-Right Symmetric Models, Argonne National Laboratory, Theory seminar, Lemont, IL, March 2016
9. Boosted Dark Matter from the Sun enhanced with Self-Interactions, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Theory seminar, Batavia, IL, August 2015

8. Boosted Dark Matter from the Sun enhanced with Self-Interactions, U niversit
e
Catholique de Louvain, CP3, Theory seminar, Louvain la Nueve, Belgium, July
2015
7. Boosted Dark Matter from the Sun enhanced with Self-Interactions, Techniche
Universit
at M
unchen, Theory seminar, Garching, Germany, July 2015
6. Boosted Dark Matter from the Sun enhanced with Self-Interactions, Princeton
Institute of Advanced Study, Cosmology lunch talk, Princeton, NJ, May 2015
5. Boosted Dark Matter from the Sun enhanced with Self-Interactions, University of
the Witwatersrand, Physics Colloquium, Johannesburg, South Africa, January
2015
4. Boosted Dark Matter from the Sun enhanced with Self-Interactions, University of
Cape Town, Physics Colloquium, Cape Town, South Africa, January 2015
3. Directional Dark Matter Detection, University of Pretoria, Physics Colloquium,
Pretoria, South Africa, January 2014
2. A correlation of Magnitude, color and redshift in cosmologically distant type 1a
Supernovae, University of Kansas, High Energy Seminar, Lawrence, KS, November 2012
1. Detection of Dark Matter using the MeerKAT Telescope, University of Kansas,
High Energy Seminar, Lawrence, KS, September 2011
Workshop and
conference talks

3. Mixed Dark Matter in Left-Right Symmetric Models, Pheno Symposium 2016,


Pittsburg, PA, May 2016
2. MadDM v2.0: New dark matter tool in the LHC era, US LHC users association
meeting, Fermilab, IL, October 2015
1. Boosted Dark Matter from the Sun enhanced with Self-Interactions, Pheno Symposium 2016, Pittsburg, PA, May 2016

Outreach

Gave a public lecture on Dark Matter at the Astronomy Society of Chicago


(http://www.gadboisproductions.com/cas/ under past meetings scroll to 13
May 2016)
May 2016
Involved in sharing information about particle physics on Capitol Hill in
Washington DC as part of the U.S LHC users association
(USLUA)
March 2016
Interview on Kansas City public radio (KUCR)
about dark matter and particle physics
(http://kcur.org/post/space-and-spaces#stream/0)
Volunteer at the South African Astronomical Observatory
open nights, helping operate small telescopes for public viewing,
Cape Town, South Africa

Computational
Skills

October 2015

2011

Competent knowledge of Mathematica, Fortran 90 and Python


Experienced in Feynrules, FeynArts, Looptools, MadGraph5 aMC@NLO, CalcHEP,
micrOMEGAs and MadDM

References

Professor Kyoungchul Kong


University of Kansas
Email: kckong@ku.edu
Dr Patrick Fox
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Email: pjfox@fnal.gov
Professor Dan Hooper
University of Chicago & Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Email: dhooper@fnal.gov
Professor John Ralston
University of Kansas
Email: ralston@ku.edu