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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 – 9/2019)

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

Daisuke Yoshida (4/2017 – 3/2019)

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

Elisa Ferreira (9/2017 – 8/2018)

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

Jerome Quintin (PhD student, 9/15 – 8/19; McGill)

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

Guilherme Franzmann (PhD, 9/14 – 5/19; McGill)

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

Disrael Cunha (PhD, 2/14 – 5/19; McGill)

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 – 8/19; McGill)

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

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

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

Vincent Comeau (MSc student, 9/18 -; McGill)

Visiting Researchers with exact dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (3)

Omar Alaryani (MSc student, 9/18 -; McGill)

Selected Recent Publications (past 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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]].

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

Fellow of the Canadian Royal Society, elected 2015

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).

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