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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Bart Fornal

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Bartosz Fornal is a theoretical elementary particle physicist working as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Utah. He is interested in understanding how the world around us works at the fundamental level.

Bart’s current research is focused on dark matter, the mysterious invisible 85% of the matter in the universe inferred to exist only from indirect observations. His other research areas include new physics at the Large Hadron Collider, the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe, neutrino physics and gravitational waves as probes of the early universe.

In his free time, Bart enjoys swimming, hiking and playing tennis.