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Keith Olive

Professor/Director FTPI

WBOB 130-10 (office), 624-7354
olive @ umn.edu • curriculum vitae

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Director, Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, 1999-2005; 2013-present
American Physical Society Fellow, 2003
Member of the American Physical Society, 1978-1983, 2001-present
DISTINGUISHED MCKNIGHT UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR 1998-present
Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1987-94
George a Taylor Research Award, 1988
Member of the Particle Data Group, 1987-present

Summary of Interests
Cosmology/Particle Physics

About My Work

My research is in the area of particle physics and cosmology. The main topics on which I work are: big bang nucleosynthesis, which is an explanation of the origin of the light element isotopes through 7Li; particle dark matter; big bang baryogenesis, which is an explanation of the matter-antimatter asymmetry observed in nature; and inflation which is a theory constructed to resolve many outstanding problems in standard cosmology.

Selected Publications

J. Ellis, D. V. Nanopoulos, and Keith A. Olive, A No-Scale Framework for Sub-Planckian Physics, Phys. Rev. D89: 043502, 2014

Erik Aver, Keith A. Olive, R.L. Porter, Evan D. Skillman, The Primordial Helium Abundance from Updated Emissivities, JCAP 1311:017, 2013

J. Ellis, D. V. Nanopoulos, and Keith A. Olive, Starobinsky-like Inflationary Models as Avatars of No-Scale Supergravity, JCAP 1310:009, 2013

Jason Evans, Masahiro Ibe, Keith A. Olive, and Tsutomu T. Yanagida , Non-Universalities in Pure Gravity Mediation, Eur. Phys. J. C73:2611, 2013

Marcos A.G. Garcia, and Keith A. Olive, Affeck-Dine Baryogenesis and Inflation in Supergravity with Strongly Stabilized Moduli, JCAP 1309:007, 2013

D. V. Nanopoulos, and Keith A. Olive, A No-Scale Supergravity Realization of the Starobinsky Model, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111:111301, 2013

Jason Evans, Masahiro Ibe, Keith A. Olive, and Tsutomu T. Yanagida , Universality in Pure Gravity Mediation, Eur. Phys. J. C73:2468, 2013

Yann Mambrini, Keith A. Olive, Jeremie Quevillon, and Bryan Zaldivar, Gauge Coupling Unification and Non-Equilibrium Thermal Dark Matter, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110: 241306, 2013.

R.H. Cyburt, J. Ellis, B.D. Fields, F. Luo, K.A. Olive, and V. Spanos, Gravitino Decays and the Cosmological Lithium Problem in Light of the LHC Higgs and Supersymmetry Searches, JCAP 1305: 014, 2013

John Ellis, Feng Luo, Keith A. Olive, and Pearl Sandick , The Higgs Mass beyond the CMSSM, Eur. Phys. J. C73: 2403, 2013

Education

B.S. Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1978
M.S. Physics, University of Chicago, 1978
Ph.D. Physics, University of Chicago, 1981