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Robert Brandenberger

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Name

Robert Brandenberger

Affiliation

McGill University

Email

rhb@physics.mcgill.ca

Phone (1)

514-398-6512

Areas of research (1)

Theoretical Cosmology

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (1)

Ryo Namba (10/2016 – 12/2019) (will be postdoc at the T.D. Lee Institute in Shanghai, China)

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (2)

Daisuke Yoshida (4/2017 – 3/2019) (now postdoc at Kobe Univ.)

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (3)

Elisa Ferreira (9/2017 – 8/2018) (now junior faculty at Univ. of Sao Paolo, Brazil)

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (4)

Heliudson Bernardo (9/2019 – 8/2022)

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (5)

Suddho Brahma (9/2019 – 8/2021)

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (1)

Gabrielle Mitchell (MSc student, 9/19 – 8/21; McGill)

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (2)

Jerome Quintin (PhD student, 9/15 – 6/19; McGill) (now postdoc at the Max Planck Institute in Golm)

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (3)

Guilherme Franzmann (PhD, 9/14 – 7/19; McGill) (now postdoc at NORDITA)

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (4)

Disrael Cunha (PhD, 2/14 – 8/19; McGill) (now postdoc at Univ. Louvain)

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (5)

Bryce Cyr (PhD student, 9/17 – ; McGill)

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (6)

Ziwei Wang (PhD student, 9/17 – ; McGill)

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (7)

Matt Muscat (MSc student, 9/17 – 12/19; McGill)

Student with dates (current and since last year), and affiliation (8)

Vincent Comeau (MSc student, 9/18 – 8/20; McGill)

Student with dates (current and since last year), and affiliation (9)

Samuel Laliberte (MSc student, 9/18 – 8/20; McGill)

Student with dates (current and since last year), and affiliation (10)

Omar Alaryani (MSc student, 7/18 – 6/20; McGill)

Visiting Researchers with exact dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (1)

Vahid Kamali (Visiting Professor from Iran, 8/19 – 8/20; McGill)

Visiting Researchers with exact dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (2)

Edward Ewing-Wilson (Prof. at Univ. of New Brunswick, visiting fall 2019).

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (1)

J. Quintin, R. H. Brandenberger, M. Gasperini and G. Veneziano, “String hole gas in α′-corrected dilaton gravity,” Phys. Rev. D, in press (2018) [arXiv:1809.01658 [hep-th]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (2)

R. Brandenberger, L. L. Graef, G. Marozzi and G. P. Vacca, “Back-Reaction of Super-Hubble Cosmological Perturbations Beyond Perturbation Theory,” Phys. Rev. D, in press (2018) [arXiv:1807.07494 [hep-th]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (3)

R. Brandenberger, R. Costa, G. Franzmann and A. Weltman, “Dual Space- Time and Nonsingular String Cosmology,” Phys. Rev. D 98, no. 6, 063521 (2018) [arXiv:1805.06321 [hep-th]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (4)

D. Cunha, J. Harnois-Deraps, R. Brandenberger, A. Amara and A. Refregier, “Dark Matter Distribution Induced by a Cosmic String Wake in the Non- linear Regime,” Phys. Rev. D, in press (2018) [arXiv:1804.00083 [astro- ph.CO]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (5)

D. Yoshida and R. H. Brandenberger, “Singularities in Spherically Symmet- ric Solutions with Limited Curvature Invariants,” JCAP 1807, 022 (2018) [arXiv:1801.05070 [gr-qc]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (6)

C. Lin, J. Quintin and R. H. Brandenberger, “Massive gravity and the sup- pression of anisotropies and gravitational waves in a matter-dominated con- tracting universe,” JCAP 1801, 011 (2018) doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2018/01/011 [arXiv:1711.10472 [hep-th]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (7)

R. Brandenberger, R. Costa, G. Franzmann and A. Weltman, “Point Particle Motion in DFT and a Singularity-Free Cosmological Solution,” Phys. Rev. D 97, no. 6, 063530 (2018) doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.063530 [arXiv:1710.02412 [hep-th]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (8)

H. Bazrafshan Moghaddam, E. McDonough, R. Namba and R. H. Bran- denberger, “Inflationary magneto-(non)genesis, increasing kinetic couplings, and the strong coupling problem,” Classical and Quantum Gravity 35, 10515 (2018) [arXiv:1707.05820 [astro-ph.CO]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (9)

R. Brandenberger, G. Franzmann and Q. Liang, “Running of the Spectrum of Cosmological Perturbations in String Gas Cosmology,” Phys. Rev. D 96, no. 12, 123513 (2017) doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.123513 [arXiv:1708.06793 [hep-th]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (10)

D. Yoshida, J. Quintin, M. Yamaguchi and R. H. Brandenberger, “Cosmological perturbations and stability of nonsingular cosmologies with limiting curvature,” Phys. Rev. D 96, no. 4, 043502 (2017) doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.043502 [arXiv:1704.04184 [hep-th]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (11)

A. Bedroya, R. Brandenberger, M. Loverde and C. Vafa, “Trans-Planckian Censorship and Inflationary Cosmology,” arXiv:1909.11106 [hep-th]

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (12)

R. Brandenberger, J. Froehlich and R. Namba, “Unified Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Baryogenesis via a ”Cosmological Wetting Transition”,” arXiv:1907.06353 [hep-th]. JCAP, in press (2019)

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (13)

R. Brandenberger, B. Cyr and R. Shi, “Constraints on Superconducting Cos- mic Strings from the Global 21-cm Signal before Reionization,” JCAP 1909, 009 (2019) [arXiv:1902.08282 [astro-ph.CO]]

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (14)

L. Heisenberg, M. Bartelmann, R. Brandenberger and A. Refregier, “Horn- deski in the Swampland,” Phys. Rev. D 99, no. 12, 124020 (2019) [arXiv:1902.03939 [hep-th]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (15)

E. Ferreira, G.M., G. Franzmann, J. Khoury and R. Brandenberger, “Unified Superfluid Dark Sector,” JCAP 1908, 027 (2019) [arXiv:1810.09474 [astro- ph.CO]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (16)

R. Brandenberger, B. Cyr and T. Schaeffer, “On the Possible Enhancement of the Global 21-cm Signal at Reionization from the Decay of Cosmic String Cusps,” JCAP 1904, no. 04, 020 (2019) [arXiv:1810.03219 [astro-ph.CO]]

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (17)

L. Heisenberg, M. Bartelmann, R. Brandenberger and A. Refregier, “Dark Energy in the Swampland,” Phys. Rev. D 98, no. 12, 123502 (2018) [arXiv:1808.02877 [astro-ph.CO]]

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (18)

R. Brandenberger, B. Cyr and T. Schaeffer, “On the Possible Enhancement of the Global 21-cm Signal at Reionization from the Decay of Cosmic String Cusps,” JCAP 1904, no. 04, 020 (2019) [arXiv:1810.03219 [astro-ph.CO]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (19)

R. Brandenberger and H. Jiao, “Cosmic Textures and Global Monopoles as Seeds for Super-Massive Black Holes,” arXiv:1908.04585 [astro-ph.CO]

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (20)

S. Laliberte and R. Brandenberger, “Ionization from Cosmic Strings at Cos- mic Dawn,” arXiv:1907.08022 [astro-ph.CO]

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (1)

Invited Speaker Simons Foundation Workshop, New York Academy of Sciences, Sept. 22 2018 Topic: “Challenges for Bouncing Cosmology”.

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (2)

Brown University Colloquium, Sept. 10 2018 Topic: “Signals of Cosmic Strings in the Sky: Probe of Particle Physics Beyond the Standard Model”.

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (3)

NORDITA workshop on Cosmology and Gravitational Physics with Lambda, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 6 – 16 2018 Topic: “Instability of de Sitter Space” (Aug. 6).

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (4)

Invited Lecturer, Brazilian School of Cosmology and Gravitation XVII, CBPF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 16 – 20 2018 Topic: “Four Lectures on Early Universe Cosmology”

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (5)

Invited Speaker, String Pheno 2018, Warsaw, Poland Topic: “String Theory and Nonsingular Cosmology” (July 5 2018).

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (6)

Invited Speaker Conference on Symmetries, Geometry and Quantum Gravity, Primosten, Croatia, June 18 – 22 2018 Topic: “Towards Cosmology of Double Field Theory”.

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (7)

July 30 2019, Invited Talk, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Summer Workshop on String Theory and Cosmology. Topic: “Early Universe Models: Successes and Challenges.”

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (8)

Seminar, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Univ. of Heidelberg July 23 2019 Topic: “Inflation and Alternatives in Light of Fundamental Physics”

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (9)

Invited Talk, CosmoGold conference, IAP Paris, France, June 26 2019 Topic: “Inflation and Alternatives in Light of Fundamental Physics”

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (10)

Invited Talk, Lorentz Center Workshop Singularities and Horizons: From Blackholes to Cosmology, June 11 – 14 2019. Topic: “String Theory and Nonsingular Cosmology: Some New Develop- ments”.

Recent Awards, Distinctions, Prizes (past 2 years) (1)

Honorary Member, National Society of Black Physicists (9/19 – )

Recent Awards, Distinctions, Prizes (past 2 years)(2)

Senior Fellow, ETH Institute for Theoretical Studies, Aug. 2015 – July 2016

Recent Awards, Distinctions, Prizes (past 2 years)(3)

Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2016

Recent Awards, Distinctions, Prizes (4)

2011 CAP/CRM Prize for Mathematical Physics

Recent Visiting Positions, Sabbatical Leaves (past 2 years only)

Institute for Theoretical Studies, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland (8/15 – 7/16).

Institute for Theoretical Physics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2/19 – 8/19)

Recent conferences organized or co-organized (past 2 years only) (1)

“AdS/CFT, Self-Adjoint Extensions and the Resolution of Cosmological Singularities” workshop CRM, Montreal, July 6 – 10 2015 (main organizer)

Recent conferences organized or co-organized (past 2 years only) (2)

Double Field Theory workshop, ETH Institute for Theoretical Studies, Jan. 2016 (main organizer)

Recent conferences organized or co-organized (past 2 years only) (3)

“Northeast Cosmology Workshop” (main organizer) McGill University, March 16 – 18 2018

Recent conferences organized or co-organized (past 2 years only) (4)

« Double Field Theory: Progress and Applications", Capetown Univ. , 2/11 – 15 2019 (co-organizer).

Recent conferences organized or co-organized (past 2 years only) (5)

“New horizons for gravity: from theoretical cosmology to observational astro- physics” Institute for Theoretical Studies special semester program ETH Zurich, Feb. – May 2018 (co-organizer)

Recent conferences organized or co-organized (past 2 years only) (6)

Lorentz Center workshop “Singularities and Horizons from Black Holes to Cosmology”, June 11 – 14 2019, co-organizer

Recent conferences organized or co-organized (past 2 years only) (7)

Quantum Theory and Symmetries XI conference, CRM, Montreal, July 1 – 5 2019 co-organizer of Parallel Session on Cosmology and General Relativity

Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Associates, PhD Student, MSc Student

Name

Heliudson Bernardo

Affiliation

McGill Physics

Phone

(514) 398-6490

Email

heliudson.deoliveirabernardo@mcgill.ca

Area of research (1)

Theoretical Cosmology

Area of research (2)

Superstring theory

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