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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 (1)

Evan McDonough (PhD, 9/14 – 8/17 ; McGill, now postdoc at Brown Univ.

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

Elisa Ferreira (PhD, 2/13 – 8/17; McGill, now postdoc at McGill)

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

Hossein Bazrafshan (PhD, 1/13 – 8/17; McGill, now faculty in Iran)

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)

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

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

Jerome Quintin (PhD student, 9/15 – 8/18; McGill)

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

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

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

Prof. Rodrigo Cuzzinatto (sabbatical visitor, 8/16 – 7/17, from Brazil)

Visiting Researchers with exact dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (4)

Prof. Rudnei Ramos (sabbatical visitor, 4/17 – 9/17, from Brazil)

Visiting Researchers with exact dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (5)

Prof. Jailson Alcaniz (sabbatical visitor, 9/17 – 2/18, from Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Selected Recent Publications (past 3 years only) (1)

R. H. Brandenberger, Y. F. Cai, S. R. Das, E. G. M. Ferreira, I. A. Morrison and Y. Wang, “Fluctuations in a Cosmology with a Space-Like Singularity and their Gauge Theory Dual Description,” Phys. Rev. D94, 083508 (2016) [ arXiv:1601.00231 [hep-th]].

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

E. McDonough, H. Bazrafshan Moghaddam and R. H. Brandenberger, “Pre- heating and Entropy Perturbations in Axion Monodromy Inflation,” JCAP 1605, no. 05, 012 (2016) [arXiv:1601.07749 [hep-th]].

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

R. H. Brandenberger, O. F. Hernndez and D. C. N. da Cunha, “Disrup- tion of Cosmic String Wakes by Gaussian Fluctuations,” Phys. Rev. D 93, no. 12, 123501 (2016) doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.123501 [arXiv:1508.02317 [astro-ph.CO]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 3 years only) (4)

R. H. Brandenberger, “String Gas Cosmology after Planck,” Class. Quant. Grav. 32, no. 23, 234002 (2015) doi:10.1088/0264-9381/32/23/234002 [arXiv:1505.02381 [hep-th]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 3 years only) (5)

R. Brandenberger, R. Costa and G. Franzmann, “Can Back-Reaction Prevent Eternal Inflation?,” Phys. Rev. D 92, no. 4, 043517 (2015) [arXiv:1504.00867 [hep-th]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 3 years only) (6)

S. F. Bramberger, R. H. Brandenberger, P. Jreidini and J. Quintin, “Cosmic String Loops as the Seeds of Super-Massive Black Holes,” JCAP 1506, no. 06, 022 (2015) [arXiv:1503.02317 [astro-ph.CO]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 3 years only) (7)

H. B. Moghaddam, R. H. Brandenberger, Y. F. Cai and E. G. M. Ferreira, “Parametric Resonance of Entropy Perturbations in Massless Preheating,” Int. J. Mod. Phys. D 24, 1550082 (2015) [arXiv:1409.1784 [astro-ph.CO]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 3 years only) (8)

J. Quintin, Y. F. Cai and R. H. Brandenberger, “Matter creation in a nonsin- gular bouncing cosmology,” Phys. Rev. D 90, 063507 (2014) [arXiv:1406.6049 [gr-qc]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 3 years only) (9)

R. H. Brandenberger, A. Nayeri and S. P. Patil, “Closed String Thermo- dynamics and a Blue Tensor Spectrum,” Phys. Rev. D90 067301 (2014) [arXiv:1403.4927 [astro-ph.CO]].

Selected Recent Publications (past 3 years only) (10)

R. H. Brandenberger, C. Kounnas, H. Partouche, S. P. Patil and N. Toumbas, “Cosmological Perturbations Across an S-brane,” JCAP 1403 015 (2014) [arXiv:1312.2524 [hep-th]].

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

Invited Speaker, COSMO-17 conference, Paris, Francs, Aug. 2017

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

Invited Speaker, Post-Inflationary String cosmology conference, Bologna, Italy, Sept. 2017

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

Invited Speaker, Conference « Spacetime Fabric: From Concepts to Phenomenology", SISSA, Italy, July 2017

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

Invited Speaker, workshop on bouncing cosmology (Perimeter Institute, June 2017)

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

Invited Speaker, workshop on fine tuning (Oxford Univ., U.K., March 2017)

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

Invited Speaker, workshop on emergent spacetime (Albert Einstein Institute, Golm, Germany, Sept. 2016)

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).

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)

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