Chang Kee Jung, SUNY Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, The State University of New York at Stony Brook

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With Maurice Goldhaber circa 2002

    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    The State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800
    631-632-8108 (office)
    631-632-8098 (secretary)
    631-632-8101 (Fax)
    chang.jung@stonybrook.edu
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Current Research Interests

My current research interests and activities are focused on the following two areas: experimental search for proton decays - a direct evidence for (grand) unification, and measurements of neutrino properties, in particular CP violating phase, that may eventually lead us to resolve the matter-antimatter asymmetry mystery in the universe. I have been pursuing these goals through my participation in the Super-Kamiokande, K2K and T2K experiments. And now I am also participating in the DUNE experiment to pursue these goals further. In addition I am very much interested in detecting neutrinos from supernovae, search for neutrino-less double beta decay and search for dark matter. Nature kindly gave us the non-zero neutrino mixing angles in order for us to be able to probe CP violation in the lepton sector. May Nature be kind to us again and provide us with a large CP violation! And "A proton, may it live forever, but if it dies, let it die in my arms!", as late Maury Goldhaber, my dear friend, once said.

Current Research Projects

Past Research Projects


Teaching (Fall 2015)


Departmental Services


University Services


Community Services in Research


Past Postdocs and Ph.D./M.S. Students Advised
(For current postdocs and students see: NN Group page.)


Post Docs:

  • Dan Claes[1]
  • Clark McGrew[2]
  • Jim Hill[3]
  • Kai Martens[4]
  • Anthony Sarrat [5]
  • Kazuyoshi (Kenkou) Kobayashi [6]
  • Ian Taylor [7]
  • Jeanine Adam [8]
  • James Imber [9]

[1] Professor at U. of Nabraska
[2] Associate Professor at SUNY at Stony Brook
[3] Associate Professor at Cal. State Univ. at Dominguez Hills
[4] Project Associate Professor at Institute for Physics and Mathematics of Universe, U. of Tokyo
[5] Software Engineer, KEAS Group. France
[6] Assitant Professor at ICRR, U. of Tokyo
[7] U.K. Intelligence Agency
[8] Consultant at Parexa, a management consulting company, Zurich, Switzerland
[9] Postdoc at LLR Ecole Polytechnique, France

Ph. D. Students:

  • Marc Paterno (Ph.D. May 1994)[1]
  • Hailin Li (Ph.D. May 1996)[2]
  • Brett Viren (Ph.D. May 2000)[3]
  • Christopher Mauger (Ph.D. Oct 2002)[4]
  • Eric Sharkey (Ph.D. May 2002)[5]
  • Matthew Malek (Ph.D. Aug 2003)[6]
  • Tokufumi (Fumi) Kato (Ph.D. May 2007)[7]
  • Lisa Whitehead (Ph.D. May 2007)[8]
  • Ryan Terri (Ph.D. Dec 2007)[9]
  • Glenn Lopez (Ph.D. Feb 2012)[10]
  • Dmitriy Beznosko (Ph.D. May 2012)[11]
  • Joshua Hignight (Ph.D. May 2014)[12]
  • Karin Gilje (Ph.D. Jun 2014)[13]
  • Jay Hyun Jo (Ph.D. Aug 2015)[14]

[1] Computer Science Researcher, Scientific Computing Division, Fermilab
[2] Director of Technology, Morning Star Company, Chicago, IL
[3] Staff Scientist, BNL
[4] Staff Scientist, LANL
[5] Netrics Computing Software Company, Princeton, NJ
[6] Lecturer, University of Sheffield, U.K.
[7] Senior Vice President, Neuberger Berman, Manhattan, NY
[8] Assistant Professor, U. of Houston
[9] Research Associate, Queen Mary, U. of London, U.K.
[10] Associate, OneWest Bank, Pasadena, CA
[11] Assistant Professor, Nazabraev University, Kazakhstan
[12] Postdoc, Michigan State University
[13] Postdoc, Illinois Institute of Technology
[14] Postdoc, Yale University

M.S. Students:

  • Brenda Daniels (M.S. May 1993)[1]
  • Thorsten Wengler (M.S. May 1995)[2]
  • Florian Goebel (M.S. May 1997)[3]
  • Marcus Ackerman (M.S. Aug. 2001)[4]

[1] Deceased, October 2006
[2] Research Staff Physicist at CERN
[3] Deceased, September 2008
[4] Scientist at DESY