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Keith Olive

Professor (Director, Fine Theoretical Physics Institute and Member, Minnesota Institute for Astrophy

TATEH 275-18 (office), 624-7354
olive @ • curriculum vitae


Director, Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, 1999-2005; 2013-present
2018 Hans A. Bethe Prize
American Physical Society Fellow, 2003
Member of the American Physical Society, 1978-1983, 2001-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

John Ellis, M.A.G. Garcia, N. Nagata, D. V. Nanopoulos, and Keith A. Olive, Starobinsky-like Inflation, Supercosmology and Neutrino Masses in No-Scale Flipped SU(5), JCAP 1707:006, 2017

E. Dudas, Y. Mambrini, and Keith A. Olive, The Case for an EeV Gravitino, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119:051801, 2017

John Ellis, J. L. Evans, N. Nagata, D. V. Nanopoulos, and Keith A. Olive, No-Scale SU(5) Super-GUTs, Eur. Phys. J. C77: 232, 2017

E. Bagnaschi et al. , Likelihood Analysis of the Minimal AMSB Model, Eur. Phys. J. C77:268, 2017

N. Nagata, Keith A. Olive, and J. Zheng, Asymmetric Dark Matter Models in SO(10), JCAP 1702:016, 2017

E. Bagnaschi et al., Likelihood Analysis of Supersymmetric SU(5) GUTs, Eur. Phys. J. C77:104, 2017

J. Ellis, M.A.G. Garcia, N. Nagata, D.V. Nanopoulos, and K.A. Olive, Starobinsky-Like Inflation and Neutrino Masses in a No-Scale SO(10) Model, JCAP 1611:018, 2016

John Ellis, J. L. Evans, A. Mustafayev, N. Nagata, and Keith A. Olive, The Super-GUT CMSSM Revisited, Eur. Phys. J. C76:592, 2016

I. Dvorkin, E. Vangioni, J. SIlk, J.P. Uzan, and K. A. Olive, Metallicity-constrained merger rates of binary black holes and the stochastic gravitational wave background, MNRAS 461:3877-3885, 2016

R. H. Cyburt, B.D. Fields, K. A. Olive, and T.-H. Yeh, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis: 2015, Rev. Mod. Phys. 88:015004, 2016

J. Ellis, M. Garcia, D. V. Nanopoulos, and K. A. Olive, Phenomenological Aspects of No-Scale Inflation Models, JCAP, 1510:011, 2015

N. Nagata, K. A. Olive, and J. Zheng, Weakly-Interacting Massive Particles in Non-supersymmetric SO(10) Grand Unified Model, JHEP, 1510:193, 2015

J. Ellis, F. Luo, and K. A. Olive, Gluino Co-annihilation Revisted, JHEP, 1509:127, 2015

I. Dvorkin, J. SIlk, E. Vangioni, P. Petitjean, K. A. Olive, The origin of dispersion in DLA metallicities, MNRAS, 452:L36, 2015

J. Ellis, Keith A. Olive, and J. Zheng, The Extent of the Stop Coannihilation Strip, Eur. Phys. J. C74:2947, 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

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


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