Professor Chamkaur Ghag is an astroparticle physicist working in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London (UCL). Chamkaur completed his undergraduate MSci degree in Astrophysics at the University of London in 2003 before moving to the University of Edinburgh where he completed his PhD in 2006, researching novel technologies to detect dark matter. He held post-doctoral positions at the University of Edinburgh and University of California Los Angeles, continuing his dark matter research and contributing to the world-leading experimental searches, before moving back to the UK in 2012 to start dark matter research in the High Energy Physics group at UCL.
Chamkaur is a leading member of the LUX and LZ experiments that deploy cryogenic noble-liquid targets, and leads the Boulby Underground Low-Background Assay Facility. He also conducts research on the use of novel quantum technologies for dark sector physics and rare event searches. Chamkaur is active in environmental physics research and is developing innovative digital platforms to facilitate broader engagement of global academia in global challenge research, particularly towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.