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Keith Olive

Professor/Director FTPI

PHYS 414 (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.

Advisees and Collaborators

Jason Evans, Research Associate
Marcos Garcia Garcia, Teaching Assistant
Jiaming Zheng, Teaching Assistant

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