Department of Physics

Tanmay Vachaspati

Professor, Physics; Director, Cosmology Initiative
Ph.D., Tufts University, 1985
Home Department: Physics
Area of Study:
Cosmology, Gravitation, Particle Physics
Phone: (480) 965-3587
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Background

Tanmay Vachaspati is a theoretical physicist working at the intersections of particle physics, astrophysics, general relativity, and cosmology. He has written extensively on cosmic strings, magnetic monopoles, black holes, and cosmological magnetic fields, and has authored the monograph "Kinks and Domain Walls: an introduction to classical and quantum solitons". He was a Rosenbaum Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge, a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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Newton Institute lecture (2012) video

PiTP lecture (2011) video

Cosmology Initiative

Selected Publications

Tanmay Vachaspati . 2012 . Preferred Observers in Quantum Gravity . An essay. . . 6 pages
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K. Jones-Smith, H. Mathur, and T. Vachaspati . 2010 . Aharonov-Bohm Radiation . Phys.Rev. . D81 (2010) . 043503
S. Dutta, D. Steer, and T. Vachaspati . 2008 . Creating Kinks from Particles . Phys.Rev.Lett. . 101 (2008) . 121601
T. Vachaspati, D. Stojkovic, and L. M. Krauss . 2007 . Observation of incipient black holes and the information loss problem . Phys.Rev. . D76 (2007) . 024005
L. Pogosian, D.A. Steer and T. Vachaspati . 2003 . Triplication of SU(5) monopoles . Phys.Rev.Lett. . 90 (2003) . 061801
A.H. Guth, T. Vachaspati and S. Winitzki . 2000 . Energy Conditions in Eternal Inflation . . .
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T. Vachaspati and M. Trodden . 1998 . Causality and Cosmic Inflation . Phys.Rev. . D61 .
G. Dvali, Hong Liu, Tanmay Vachaspati . 1997 . Sweeping Away the Monopole Problem . Phys.Rev.Lett. . 80 .
Tanmay Vachaspati . 1995 . An Attempt to Construct the Standard Model with Monopoles . Phys.Rev.Lett. . 76 . 188-191

Research Interests

Kinks and Domain Walls