Robert Brandenberger joins the CP3 Board

March 10, 2015

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Portrait of Robert BrandenbergerWe are happy to announce that Robert Brandenberger has joined the CP3 Board.

Robert Brandenberger received his Ph.D. degree in physics from Harvard University in 1983. After postdoctoral work at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Cambridge, he joined the Brown University as an assistant professor of physics in 1986, where he also became associate professor in 1991 and full professor in 1997. In 2004, he was appointed a Canada Research Chair and moved to McGill University where he still remains. He was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2004 and awarded the CAP/CRM Prize for Mathematical Physics in 2011.

The goals of Brandenberger’s research in theoretical cosmology are twofold. The first one is to provide an explanation for the observed structure in the universe on large scales. The second goal is to explain the history of the very early universe. According to our present ideas, the seeds which develop into the observed structure in the universe are laid down in the very early universe and determined by the physics valid at the highest energies. Thus, cosmology is a natural meeting ground between fundamental theory (e.g. superstring theory or quantum gravity) and observations.

We look very much forward to Robert’s advice and fruitful collaboration.

Robert is replacing our outstanding colleague Michelangelo Mangano who is stepping down from the board according to the scheduled periodic renewal of the board.