Dr. Jonathan Bagger was elected Director of TRIUMF effective July 1st, 2014. Prior to his role at TRIUMF, he was appointed Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs at Johns Hopkins University for six years. A faculty member since 1989, he spent a third of his time as Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. He served as the university’s Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2012 to 2013.
Jonathan’s research centers on high-energy physics at the interface of theory and experiment. Together with Julius Wess, he is the author of the monograph Supersymmetry and Supergravity. Dr. Bagger has twice been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study. He served as chair of the International Linear Collider Steering Committee, as vice chair of the U.S. Department of Energy/National Science Foundation High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, and as a member of the U.S. National Research Council’s Board on Physics and Astronomy. He has served on the Fermilab Board of Overseers, the SLAC Scientific Policy Committee, the Space Telescope Institute Council, and the Board of Directors of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jonathan graduated from Dartmouth College in 1977. After a year at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar, he continued his graduate study at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in 1983 and took a postdoctoral research position at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. From 1986 to 1989, he was Associate Professor at Harvard University.