During his early days of high school, Bijan Berenji realized his love for the sciences and immediately knew that he would pursue a career in the field. He went on to receive a degree in physics from the University of California in Los Angeles in 2001, and then earned a Doctor of Philosophy in applied physics from Stanford University in 2011. From 2013 to 2016, he held an affiliated postdoctoral position with the Fermi Large Area Telescope Collaboration. Noted for his hard work and contributions to this project, Dr. Berenjji received a recognition award. Currently, he serves as a research consultant with FiziSim LLC, an adjunct professor of astronomy at El Camino College, and an adjunct professor of physics and astronomy at his alma mater, the University of California.
Dr. Berenji kick-started his career through his postdoctoral research in applied mathematics. He focused on the fields of biomathematics, theoretical biophysics and social sciences. Additionally, he applied Monte Carlo simulation to problems in game theory, and developed recursive and combinatorial algorithms for problems in polymer physics. Today, Dr. Berenji is especially renowned for his expertise in physics, astronomy, mechanics, thermodynamics, physical modeling, mathematical modeling and numerical computation, as well as simulations and algorithms.
When Dr. Berenji isn’t educating students, he can often be found conducting in-depth research. Recently, he worked on observational and theoretical studies of neutron stars to set constraints on axions, a particle from theoretical physics. This research was presented in the American Physical Society’s journal, Physical Review D, in 2016.
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