Tarek Saab

Associate Professor of Physics
Institute for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics (IHEPA)

Experimental Particle Astrophysics

Broadly, my research interests fall into the category of cosmology or particle astrophysics. Measurements made so far using various astronomical techniques (i.e. infra-red, optical, x-ray) have led to the construction of a specific cosmological model which describes the evolution of structures such as the galaxies we see over time. This model requires the existence of a subatomic particle (referred to as Dark Matter or WIMPs) that has yet to be observed in the laboratory. I am involved in the design and construction of experiments (in collaboration with groups at UF and across the US) with sufficient sensitivity that will allow us to observe such particles, or even possibly rule them out. The SuperCDMS experiment, of which I am a member, is currently searching for evidence of Dark Matter interactions with terrestrial targets with the goal of understanding and refining the the cosmological model with direct observations.


  • Ph.D: Stanford University (2002)
  • M.Sc: McGill University (1998)
  • B.Sc: McGill University (1995)

Contact Information

Email: tsaab@ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 392-4671
Office: 2354 New Physics Building

Mailing address:

Tarek Saab
Department of Physics
P.O. Box 118440
Gainesville FL 32611-8440