Dr. Dorival Gonçalves


Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Heidelberg University, Germany, 2013

Department of Physics
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

228 Physical Sciences


Dorival Gonçalves is a theoretical particle physicist and assistant professor at the Department of Physics at OSU. He obtained his PhD in physics from Heidelberg University (Germany) in 2013. Thereafter, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute Munich (Germany) in 2013, Durham University (UK) from 2013 to 2016, and the University of Pittsburgh (USA) from 2016 to 2019. He joined OSU as an assistant professor in 2019. Dorival Gonçalves works on various aspects of Particle Physics within the Standard Model and beyond. He is particularly interested in using the Higgs boson as a precision handle to search for new physics.  

Research Interests                       


Listings from INSPIRE and Google Scholar

Research Highlights                            

Selected Talks                        

  • 11/2022 - Resonant top pair searches at the LHC: a window to electroweak phase transition, LHC TOP work group meeting, CERN, Geneva (invited & plenary)
  • 10/2022 - Direct Higgs-top CP-phase Measurement: snowmass studies, Higgs working group: Higgs properties, CERN, Geneva (invited & plenary)
  • 05/2022 - Probing CP violation in the Higgs sector, Mitchell Conference on Collider, Dark Matter, and Neutrino Physics, Texas A&M (invited & plenary)
  • 05/2022 - BSM Higgs Theory, LHCP 2022, Taipei, Taiwan (invited & plenary)
  • 04/2022 - Probing the thermal history of our Universe with collider and gravitational wave experiments, The University of Kansas
  • 12/2021 - ttH Phenomenology studies, LHC Higgs working group (Higgs properties), CERN, Geneva (invited)
  • 11/2021 - Machine Learning the Higgs-top CP-phase, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany (invited)
  • 11/2021 - CP properties of the Higgs-top Yukawa coupling: a theoretical perspective, ATLAS Higgs and Top (HTop) Workshop, CERN, Geveva, Switzerland (invited & plenary)
  • 05/2021 - Higgs Physics at the HL-LHC, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA (invited)
  • 04/2021 - The Higgs gateway to new physics, UMASS Amherst, Amherst, USA (invited)

Group Members  

PhD students:


Former members:

  • Yongcheng Wu (postdoc 2020-2022), faculty Nanjing Normal University, China
  • Malte Buschmann (master student in Durham days), postdoc Princeton University