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Gonzalo J. Olmo Phone: 96 354 4555
Instituto de Física Corpuscular Fax: 96 354 3381
Depto. Física Teórica email
Universidad de Valencia
C/Dr. Moliner, 50
46100 Burjassot (Valencia,Spain)

About myself: I work as an associate postdoctoral researcher at the Instituto de Física Corpuscular in Valencia, Spain. I carry out research on theoretical aspects of gravitational physics. My interests so far have focused on three main areas: black holes, cosmology, and quantum gravity. In particular, I have studied the properties of quantum fields in curved space with emphasis on the process of black hole evaporation via Hawking radiation and the generation of primordial perturbations during inflation. I am also working on the possibility of explaining the recently observed cosmic speedup in terms of dynamical equations different from those of General Relativity. Currently I am also exploring different approaches to Quantum Gravity from different perspectives, including lessons from solid state physics. My work is carried out in collaboration with other researchers in Brazil, England, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweeden, and the USA. You are invited to browse my publications for more details on my work (with an updated list here).

Keywords: Quantum Gravity, Black holes, Hawking Radiation, Cosmology, Inflation, Modified Theories of Gravity, Palatini formalism.

Education:

Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics

Thesis: Black holes, quantum correlations, and cosmology.
University of Valencia (Spain). July, 2005
Advisor: José Navarro-Salas
Awards: Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado, Univ. Valencia (2007)

Master Thesis

Thesis: Backreaction and quantum correlations in the evaporation of charged black holes
University of Valencia (Spain). June, 2003
Advisor: José Navarro-Salas

Physics degree

University of Valencia (Spain). From 10/1996 to 06/2001

Awards:

Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (2014).

4th Award of the Gravity Research Foundation (2009) for this essay.

Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado: Universidad de Valencia (2007)

Teaching Activities:

  • Title: Fundamentos relativistas de la gravitación y aplicaciones astrofísicas.
    Type: Doctorate course (2 ECTS).
    Place and date: Instituto de Astronomia - UNAM, (Mexico D.F.). March, 2014.

  • Title: Introduction to gravitation and Palatini extensions of General Relativity.
    Type: Doctorate course (1 ECTS).
    Place and date: U. Valencia & IFIC - CSIC , (Valencia, Spain). June, 2012.

  • Title: Introduction to gravitation and Palatini extensions of General Relativity.
    Type: Doctorate course (1 ECTS).
    Place and date: Universita de Salerno, (Salerno, Italy). May 21-25, 2012.

  • Title: Introduction to metric theories of gravity and the Palatini formalism.
    Type: Doctorate course (1 ECTS).
    Place and date: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), (Mexico D.F., Mexico). April 23- May 05, 2012.

  • Title: Introduction to Modified Gravity: from the Cosmic Speedup Problem to Quantum Gravity Phenomenology.
    Type: Doctorate course (1 ECTS).
    Place and date: Double Graduate Day, Karl Franzens Universitat (Graz, Austria). Nov. 10th-11th, 2011.

  • Title: Introduction to Quantum Physics.
    Type: Curso de grado (1.6 ECTS).
    Place and date: Universidad de Valencia, 13th Sept. - 4th Oct. 2011.

  • Title: Introduction to Modified Gravity, Quantum Fields, and Inflation.
    Type: 1.5 credits course.
    Place and date: University of Valencia, May 26-28, 2010.

  • Title: Introduction to Modified Gravity, Quantum Fields, and Inflation.
    Type: 1.5 credits course.
    Place and date: University of Granada, May 10-14, 2010.

  • Title: The Accelerating Universe: from Inflation to Cosmic Speedup.
    Type: Course. Fall semester.
    Place and date: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA), Oct-Dec, 2009.

  • Title: Cosmic Speedup and Modified Gravity.
    Type: 1 credit course.
    Place and date: University of Valladolid, May 11-15, 2009.

  • Title: Evaporación de agujeros negros.
    Type: Curso de introducción a la investigación en estructura de la materia.
    Place and date: IEM - CSIC (Madrid), Apr.1-3, 2009

  • Title: Modified Gravity: Lessons and Challenges.
    Type: 2 credits course.
    Place and date: University of Valencia, Dec-2008 Jan-2009.

Grade, Master, and Ph.D theses:

  • Ph.D. Thesis: Quantum and modified gravity effects in black holes and cosmology.
    Author: H. Sanchis-Alepuz.
    Place and date: Universitat de Valencia, 2014.

  • Master Thesis: Black hole formation in General Relativity and extended theories of gravity.
    Author: J. Martínez-Asencio.
    Place and date: Universitat de Valencia, 2012.

  • Master Thesis: Cosmology and singularities in f(R) theories à la Palatini.
    Author:C. Barragán del Rey.
    Place and date: Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 2009.

  • Grade Thesis: Teoría de Campos y Universo Primitivo.
    Author: J. Martínez-Asencio.
    Place and date: Universitat de Valencia, 2011.

  • - For a complete and updated list of my papers click here.

  • Title: Introduction to modified gravity: from the cosmic speedup problem to quantum gravity phenomenology.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Chapter in the book Aspects of Today's Cosmology, Edited by Antonio Alfonso-Faus, ISBN 978-953-307-626-3.

  • Title: Palatini Approach Beyond Einstein's Gravity.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Contribution to FFP12, to appear .

  • Title: Nonsingular Black Holes.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo, Diego Rubiera-Garcia.
    Journal of reference: Preprint .

  • Title: Palatini approach to bouncing cosmologies and DSR-like effects.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Preprint .

  • Title: Metric-Palatini gravity unifying local constraints and late-time cosmic acceleration.
    Authors: Tiberiu Harko, Tomi S. Koivisto, Francisco S.N. Lobo, Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Preprint .

  • Title: Palatini f(R) Black Holes in Nonlinear Electrodynamics.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo, D. Rubiera-Garcia.
    Journal of reference: Preprint .

  • Title: Remarks on the renormalization of primordial cosmological perturbations.
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker.
    Journal of reference: Phys. Rev. D 84, 107304 (2011) .

  • Title: Non-singular Universes a la Palatini.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: J.Phys.Conf.Ser.314, 012054 (2011) .

  • Title: Palatini Approach to Modified Gravity: f(R) Theories and Beyond.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Int.J.Mod.Phys.D20, 413-462 (2011) .

  • Title: Hamiltonian Formulation of Palatini f(R) theories a la Brans-Dicke.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo and Hélios Sanchis-Alepuz.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D83, 104036 (2011) .

  • Title: Palatini Actions and Quantum Gravity Phenomenology.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: JCAP 10 (2011) 018 .

  • Title: Acceleration radiation, transition probabilities, and trans-Planckian physics.
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker.
    Journal of reference: New J.Phys. 12, 095017(2010) .

  • Title: Hawking radiation by Kerr black holes and conformal symmetry.
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.Lett. 105, 211305 (2010) .

  • Title: Isotropic and Anisotropic Bouncing Cosmologies in Palatini Gravity.
    Authors: Carlos Barragan and Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev. D82, 084015 (2010).

  • Title: Reply to "Comment on 'Insensitivity of Hawking radiation to an invariant Planck-scale cutoff' ".
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev. D81, 108502 (2010) .

  • Title: Inflation, Quantum Field Renormalization, and CMB Anisotropies.
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker.
    Journal of reference: to appear in the Proceedings of 12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting, Paris (France). Preprint.

  • Title: Inflation, Renormalization, and CMB Anisotropies.
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker.
    Journal of reference: J.Phys.Conf.Ser. 229, 012058 (2010).

  • Title: Avoiding the Big Bang Singularity with Palatini f(R) Theories.
    Authors: Authors: Carlos Barragan, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Helios Sanchis-Alepuz.
    Journal of reference: to appear in the Proceedings of 12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting, Paris (France) Preprint .

  • Title: Enriched Phenomenology in Extended Palatini Theories.
    Authors: Authors:Gonzalo J. Olmo, Helios Sanchis-Alepuz, Swapnil Tripathi.
    Journal of reference: to appear in the Proceedings of 12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting, Paris (France) Preprint .

  • Title: Revising the observable consequences of slow-roll inflation.
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D 81,043514(2010) .

  • Title: New Phenomenology for Palatini f(R) Theories: Non-singular Universes.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo
    Journal of reference: AIP proceedings series. .

  • Title: Inflation, quantum fields, and CMB anisotropies.
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker
    Journal of reference: IJMPD 18,14,2329 (2009) .
    Journal of reference: Gen.Rel.Grav.41:2301-2306 (2009) .

  • Title: Dynamical Aspects of Generalized Palatini Theories of Gravity.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo, Hélios Sanchis-Alepuz, and Swapnil Tripathi.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D 80, 024013 (2009)..

  • Title: Bouncing Cosmologies in Palatini f(R) Gravity.
    Authors: Carlos Barragán, Gonzalo J. Olmo, and Hélios Sanchis- Alepuz.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D 80, 024016 (2009). .

  • Title: Insensitivity of Hawking radiation to an invariant Planck-scale cutoff.
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker.
    Journal of reference: Phys. Rev. D 80, 047503 (2009) .

  • Title:Revising the predictions of inflation for the cosmic microwave background anisotropies.
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker
    Journal of reference: Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 061301 (2009).

  • Title:Reexamination of Polytropic Spheres in Palatini f(R) Gravity.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D 78, 104026 (2008).

  • Title:Effective Action for Loop Quantum Cosmology a la Palatini.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo and Parampreet Singh
    Journal of reference: JCAP01 (2009)030 .

  • Title:Re-examination of the Power Spectrum in de Sitter Inflation.
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.Lett. 101,171301(2008) .
    Comments:See a comment of this paper in Physics .

  • Title:Two-point functions with an invariant Planck scale and thermal effects.
    Authors: Ivan Agullo, Jose Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D77, 124032,2008 .

  • Title: Hydrogen atom in Palatini theories of gravity.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D 77,084021(2008)

  • Title: Acceleration radiation and the Planck scale.
    Authors: I. Agullo, J. Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, and Leonard Parker
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D77:104034,2008

  • Title: The role of Planck scale in black hole radiance.
    Authors: I. Agullo, J. Navarro- Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, and Leonard Parker
    Journal of reference: Int.J.Mod.Phys.D Vol 17 N3-4, 489-494 (2008)
    Comments: Awarded an Honorable Mention in the Gravity Research Foundation Essay Competition 2007

  • Title: Short distances, black holes, and TeV gravity.
    Authors: I. Agullo, J. Navarro- Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo
    Journal of reference: Preprint (to appear in the proceedings of the 11th Marcel Grossman Meeting)

  • Title: Limit to General Relativity in f(R) theories of gravity.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D 75, 023511 (2007)

  • Title: Violation of the equivalence principle in modified theories of gravity.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 061101 (2007)
    Comments: See this article in the news.

  • Title: Short-distance contribution to the spectrum of Hawking radiation.
    Authors: I. Agullo, J. Navarro- Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, Leonard Parker.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D 76,044018(2007)

  • Title:Black hole radiance, short distances, and TeV gravity.
    Authors: I. Agulló, J. Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo .
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.Lett. 97 (2006) 041302

  • Title:The gravity lagrangian according to solar system experiments.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.Lett. 95 (2005) 261102

  • Title:Semiclassical zero-temperature corrections to Schwarzschild spacetime and holography .
    Authors: A. Fabbri, S. Farese, J. Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, H. Sanchis- Alepuz.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev. D73 (2006) 104023

  • Title: Static quantum corrections to the Schwarzschild spacetime.
    Authors: A. Fabbri, S. Farese, J. Navarro- Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo, H. Sanchis-Alepuz.
    Journal of reference: J.Phys.Conf.Ser.33:457-462,2006

  • Title: PN constraints on f(R) cosmologies in metric and Palatini formalism.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D72, 083505, (2005)

  • Title: Nonlinear Gravity Theories in the Metric and Palatini Formalisms.
    Authors: Gonzalo J. Olmo and William Komp.
    Journal of reference: gr-qc/0403092

  • Title: Particles and energy fluxes from a CFT perspective.
    Authors: A. Fabbri, J. Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev. D70 (2004) 064022

  • Title: Late-time correlators in semiclassical particle-black- hole scattering.
    Authors: A. Fabbri, D.J. Navarro, J. Navarro-Salas, Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Phys.Rev.D68,041502 (R), (2003)

  • Title:A note on Mobius transformations and Bogolubov coefficients .
    Authors: A. Fabbri, J. Navarro-Salas and Gonzalo J. Olmo.
    Journal of reference: Proc. of the workshop Symmetries in gravity and field theory , June 9-12, 2003. V.Aldaya, J.M. Cerveró and P. García (eds.), Ediciones de la Universidad de Salamanca, 2004, pp. 343-354

Refereeing activity:

I have reviewed articles for the following international journals:
I have also reviewed book proposals for Bentham Science Publishers and Canopus Academic Publishing and participated as an evaluator for fellowships of the Fund for Scientific Research FNRS (Belgium).

Seminars and Talks: