Rebecca K. Leane

Dark Interactions in Neutron Stars

New Physics in Extreme Environments

New Physics Searches with the Sun

Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess

Detecting Dark Matter in Exoplanets

I supervise SLAC postdocs, Stanford Graduate rotations, Stanford PhD theses, as well as summer undergraduate research at Stanford and SLAC. Application details are below.

Stanford Physics PhD Opportunities:

If you are applying to Stanford:
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions.

Stanford University graduate applications can be submitted to the Physics Department here.
Note that fee waivers are available for eligible students, please see here.

The application deadline for the 2024-25 academic year is 11:59pm Pacific Stanford Time, Friday, December 15, 2023.

You can read more about applying to be a graduate student in our SLAC Particle Theory group, or our Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at the following links:

Joining the SLAC Particle Theory Group for graduate school at Stanford.

Joining KIPAC for graduate school at Stanford.

If you have already been admitted to Stanford:
Please feel free get in touch to discuss possibilities.

Stanford and SLAC Undergraduate Research Opportunities:

We have several summer research programs, most of which go for ~8-10 weeks, at 40 hours per week. A stipend is provided for all selected interns, applications are at the links below.

Stanford Physics Undergraduate Research
This program is for Stanford undergraduates in Physics and Engineering Physics.

and Leadership Alliance
These programs are for external (non-Stanford) STEM students, with a focus on underrepresented groups.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program
and Community College Internships (CCI)
These are SLAC/DOE funded programs for external (non-Stanford) STEM students.

Postdoc Positions:

The SLAC Theory Group has an annual competition for postdoc positions, with a deadline in November-December of the preceding year. Our postdocs are usually hired for three-year terms.

Particle Theory Group positions are listed here on AJO.

See also annual openings within KIPAC.

If your work is in between particle theory and astrophysics and you are not sure which group to apply to, please apply to both, as the two search committees are different.

Joining SLAC with an External Fellowship:

If you are applying for or already have an external fellowship that you would like to bring to SLAC, please get in touch to discuss possibilities.

SLAC Panofsky Fellowships:

Panofsky Fellowships are prestigous SLAC-wide appointments with a five-year term. They provide generous research support, including funding for a postdoctoral researcher to work with you on your own research program. For this position, you should already have at least some postdoctoral experience.

You can read more about Panofsky Fellowships here, including how to apply.

Please note that you should not just submit a generic application for the Panofsky Fellowship. We want to know how your proposed research program would fit into the broader SLAC community, and why SLAC's facilities make it the perfect fit for you.

Staff Scientist in the Particle Theory Group at SLAC.

Senior Member, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Stanford University
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA