Jonathan Feng earned his A.B. in Physics from Harvard University, his M.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University. He joined the UC Irvine faculty in 2001 and became Professor and Chancellor's Fellow in 2006.  Jonathan studies theoretical particle physics, astroparticle physics, and cosmology. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and his work on understanding the Universe at both the smallest and largest length scales has been recognized by Sloan, Simons, and Guggenheim Fellowships.

Jonathan is a frequent speaker at conferences and institutions around the world. His research and interviews have been featured in a diverse range of publications, including Science, Nature, the Washington Post, and USA Today, and his cover story ``Dark Worlds'' for Scientific American was recognized by a 2011 National Magazine Award.  At UC Irvine, Feng is the co-founder of the lecture series ``What Matters to Me and Why,'' in which speakers share their personal stories and most meaningful commitments and beliefs, with the goal of bridging the divide between students, faculty, and staff and fostering an atmosphere of community on campus.