Prof. Khoury receives 2017 W. M. Keck Foundation Science and Engineering Grant

Prof. Justin Khoury, who is part of a team of researchers that was just awarded a 2017 W. M. Keck Foundation Science and Engineering Grant. The collaboration, led by Prof. Holger Mueller at UC Berkeley, will use atom interferometry to test various theories of the dark sector, including chameleon and symmetron dark energy fields that Prof. Khoury proposed some years ago. The grant of 1 million dollars over 3 years will fully support a theory postdoctoral fellow at Penn. The postdoctoral fellow, together with Prof. Khoury, will develop the theoretical underpinnings of the dark energy theories and provide their detailed predictions for the atom interferometry experiment.