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Kenneth Kiers

Professor of Physics

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chaotic behavior in simple circuits left-right model particle physics quantum mechanics satellite orbit determination supersymmetry


  • PhD, Theoretical Particle Physics, University of British Columbia
  • BSc, Physics, McMaster University

Career Highlights

  • Received the Distinguished Professor Award (Taylor, 2015)
  • Received the Franklin W. and Joan M. Forman Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award (Taylor, 2004)
  • Received four research awards from the National Science Foundation (approximately three years each)
  • Co-authored several peer-reviewed papers with TU undergraduates or recent graduates
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (1996-1998; worked in the High Energy Theory Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Sabbaticals in Montreal, Canada (2006) and Cuenca, Ecuador (2012 and 2020).

Featured Scholarship

Joshua Kiers, Ken Kiers, Alejandro Szynkman and Tatiana Tarutina, "Disentangling the seesaw mechanism in the left-right model: An algorithm for the general case," Phys. Rev. D 107, pp. 075001-1 to 075001-22, 2023 (arXiv:2212.14837 [hep-ph]).
Isaac Bowser, Ken Kiers, Erica Mitchell and Joshua Kiers, "Weyl’s problem: A computational approach," Am. J. Phys. 88, pp. 769-783, 2020 (arXiv:2005.06985 [physics.comp- ph]).
Ken Kiers and Michel Tytgat, "Neutrino ground state in a dense star," Phys. Rev. D 57, pp. 5970-5981, 1998 (hep-ph/9712463).
Ken Kiers and Nathan Weiss, "Neutrino oscillations in a model with a source and detector," Phys. Rev. D 57, pp. 3091-3105, 1998 (hep-ph/9710289).
Ken Kiers, Shmuel Nussinov and Nathan Weiss, "Coherence effects in neutrino oscillations," Phys. Rev. D 53, pp. 537-547, 1996 (hep-ph/9506271).


I went to a Christian college for a few years as an undergraduate and really felt called to teach at a similar institution after I received my PhD. Taylor’s great! I love teaching and getting to know our students. Being around 18-22-year-olds all the time has a way of keeping you young!


Wood working, construction/framing, racquetball, and computer programming