Jessie Shelton

Jessie Shelton
Jessie Shelton she/her/hers

Primary Research Area

  • High Energy Physics
Associate Professor
(217) 244-7914
417 Loomis Laboratory


Professor Shelton received her PhD from MIT in 2006, after undergraduate work at Princeton. She held postdoctoral appointments at Rutgers, Yale, and Harvard before arriving at the University of Illinois in 2014. Shelton works on a broad range of topics in particle physics beyond the Standard Model, with particular interests in dark matter and the Higgs boson.

Look up Prof. Shelton's recent work on her InSpire page.

Selected Articles in Journals

Research Honors

  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (2020)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering (2019)
  • W. Dale and Jeanne C. Compton Fellow (2019)
  • Fellow, UIUC Center for Advanced Study (2019)
  • DOE Early Career Award (2017)

Recent Courses Taught

  • PHYS 427 - Thermal & Statistical Physics
  • PHYS 486 - Quantum Physics I
  • PHYS 487 - Quantum Physics II
  • PHYS 496 - Intro to Physics Research
  • PHYS 575 - Particle Physics I
  • PHYS 598 PPC - Special Topics in Physics

Semesters Ranked Excellent Teacher by Students

Fall 2023PHYS 427
Fall 2020PHYS 598
Fall 2018PHYS 496
Fall 2017PHYS 427
Spring 2017PHYS 575
Fall 2015PHYS 212
Spring 2015PHYS 575