## Members

Name | Robert Brandenberger |

Affiliation | |

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). |