Devin George Edward Walker is an American theoretical particle physicist, best known for his work on dark matter.[1]

Devin Walker received his bachelor's degree in physics from Hampton University, where he studied with physics professor Warren Buck.[2][3] He studied dark matter as a doctoral student at Harvard University under Nima Arkani-Hamed, culminating in the thesis "Theories on the Origin of Mass and Dark Matter".[3] Walker became the first American-born and American-educated Black physicist to earn a doctorate from the Harvard Physics Department in 2005.[4]

Walker was awarded the prestigious President's Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley, during which he worked on a framework to detect electroweak symmetry breaking from generic Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data.[3] He went on to another postdoctoral appointment at Stanford, and a junior professorship at the University of Washington.[5]

Walker is currently a research professor at the Dartmouth Department of Physics and Astronomy.[5]

2020 - Moore Prize from the American Physical Society[6]
2011 - Ford Foundation Fellowship[7]
2010 - LHC Theory Initiative Fellowship[8]


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