## 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 (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) |