Ethan Neil

Associate Professor of Physics

University of Colorado, Boulder


I am part of the theoretical particle physics group here at Boulder. My primary research interests are particle dark matter, models of new physics, and general study of strongly-coupled quantum systems. My specialty is lattice field theory, which uses large-scale computing resources to perform calculations in strongly-coupled theories such as QCD (the theory of the strong nuclear force.)

I am a member of the Lattice Strong Dynamics and Fermilab Lattice/MILC lattice field theory collaborations.


  • Lattice gauge theory
  • Dark matter
  • Collider phenomenology
  • Large-scale data analysis
  • Workflow and automation


  • PhD in Physics, 2011

    Yale University

  • BSc in Physics and Mathematics, 2005

    Duke University


  • ethan.neil@CU
  • Duane Physics F313, 2000 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80309
  • 3rd floor of Gamow Tower, take the elevator opposite the Physics main office.