Ganc just got his PhD in Physics at the University of Texas working on inflationary cosmology under Professor Eiichiro Komatsu (now a director at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching), with whom he worked on consistency relations and non-standard initial states. His PhD thesis, Understanding the signatures of single-field inflation in cosmological probes, explores ways that single-field inflation models could produce an unexpectedly large squeezed-limit bispectrum.
His research interests are: inflation, field theory in curved space, and early universe cosmology.
Shoemaker got his PhD in Physics in 2010 at the University of California Los Angeles where he worked on various aspects of Q-ball dark matter with Professor Alexander Kusenko. Since then he has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he has worked broadly on the physics of dark matter and neutrinos, with particular emphasis on dark matter model-building, LHC/direct detection phenomenology, and neutrino interactions beyond the Standard Model.
His research interests are: Beyond Standard Model Physics, Dark Matter, Neutrino physics, Baryogenesis, Astroparticle physics.