School of Mathematical Sciences
Fellowship title: Entropy and Particle Creation in Bouncing Cosmologies
o Can alternative theories of gravity be constrained through the study of quantum phenomena?
o Does a non-singular bouncing cosmology with apparent horizon lead to particle creation?
o What are the implications for the foundations of thermodynamics in (bouncing) cosmologies? ·
Modified Theories of Gravity
o Extended theories of Relativity, Infinite Derivative Gravity, Symmetric Teleparallel Gravity
o Geodesic Completeness and the Cosmological singularity problem
o Entropy and thermodynamics of a bouncing Universe ·
Analogue Hawking Radiation in Laser Plasma Physics
o Time evolution of system encoding quantum fluctuations of the matter and laser fields
o Constructing effective metrics & analysing vacuum persistence (QFT) on a curved spacetime
o Dilaton gravity, Heat Kernel expansion, -function regularization, Schwinger proper time, etc