Jonathan A. Bagger
Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs and Special Projects
Jonathan A. Bagger, a Johns Hopkins faculty member since 1989, was appointed vice provost for graduate and postdoctoral programs and special projects on March 1, 2008. He continues to spend a third of his time as Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the university’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
As vice provost, Dr. Bagger focuses on the quality of graduate and postdoctoral programs, strategic planning and enhancing relationships with government funding agencies. He also provides administrative oversight to the Human language Technology Center of Excellence and the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Dr. Bagger’s research centers on high energy physics at the interface of theory and experiment. His present work is focused on supersymmetry and supergravity between the weak and the Planck scales. Together with Julius Wess, he is the author of the monograph Supersymmetry and Supergravity.
Dr. Bagger has twice been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and is a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Physics and Astronomy and vice chair of the Energy Department/National Science Foundation High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.
He is on the editorial board of Physics Reports and the Journal of High Energy Physics. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society.
Dr. Bagger graduated from Dartmouth College in 1977. After a year at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill scholar, he continued his graduate study at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in 1983 and took a postdoctoral research position at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. From 1986 to 1989, he was associate professor at Harvard University.