Tony Gherghetta

Tony Gherghetta in front of a pillar

Tony Gherghetta

Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy


John T. Tate Hall
Room 375-14
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1994 

M.S., University of Chicago, 1991 

B.Sc., University of Western Australia, 1987

Scientific & Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Research Interests

Physics beyond the Standard Model; LHC phenomenology; Supersymmetry; Extra dimensions; AdS/CFT and holography

Research Group
Particle Data Group (PDG)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2020
  • Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics, 2019
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2015
  • ARC Federation Fellow, 2008-2013
  • Research Innovation Award, 2004
  • Grant-In-Aid of Research Artistry and Scholarship, 2003

Selected Publications

  1. T. Gherghetta, V. V. Khoze, A. Pomarol, Yuri Shirman, The Axion Mass from 5D Small Instantons, JHEP 03 (2020) 063
  2. P. Cox, T. Gherghetta, Minh D. Nguyen, A Holographic Perspective on the Axion Quality Problem, JHEP 01 (2020) 188
  3. Y. Buyukdag, T. Gherghetta, A. S. Miller, Partially Composite Supersymmetry, Phys.Rev.D 99 (2019) 3, 035046
  4. E. Dudas, T. Gherghetta, Y. Mambrini, K. A. Olive, Inflation and High-Scale Supersymmetry with an EeV Gravitino, Phys.Rev.D 96 (2017) 11, 115032
  5. J.L. Evans, T. Gherghetta, N. Nagata and Z. Thomas, Naturalizing Supersymmetry with a Two-Field Relaxion Mechanism, JHEP 1609, 150 (2016)
  6. J. Barnard, T. Gherghetta and T. S. Ray, UV Descriptions of Composite Higgs Models Without Elementary Scalars, JHEP 1402, 002 (2014)
  7. T. Gherghetta, B. von Harling, A.D. Medina and M.A. Schmidt, The Scale-Invariant NMSSM and the 126 GeV Higgs Boson, JHEP 1302, 032 (2013)
  8. B. Batell and T. Gherghetta, Localized U(1) Gauge Fields, Millicharged Particles, and Holography, Phys.Rev.D73, 045016, (2006)
  9. T. Gherghetta and A. Pomarol, Bulk Fields and Supersymmetry in a Slice of AdS, Nucl. Phys. B 586, 141 (2000)
  10. K.R. Dienes, E. Dudas and T. Gherghetta, Extra Spacetime Dimensions and Unification, Phys. Lett. B 436, 55 (1998)