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Parampreet Singh

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Louisiana State University - Department of Physics & Astronomy

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Param is a Distinguished Research Fellow working on the broad interface of cosmology and quantum gravity. He obtained his PhD in high energy aspects of gravity and cosmology as a CSIR research fellow at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune in 2004. He was a postdoctoral researcher in quantum gravity and cosmology at the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, the Pennsylvania  State University. 

Research Interests

Param has primary research interests on the interface of cosmology and quantum gravity including the physics of the early universe, observational signatures and resolution of singularities. His recent work focuses on application of loop quantum gravity to cosmological models which suggests that the big bang singularity may be replaced by a big bounce at the Planck scale. More recently, it was shown that resolution of singularities is generic in the isotropic and homogeneous models of loop quantum cosmology.

Positions Held

  • Aug 2004 - Aug 2007 Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA Postdoctoral Researcher
  • June 2004 - July 2004 Astronomy Unit, Department of Mathematics, Queen Mary College, London, UK Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 1999-2004 Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India CSIR Research Fellow

Awards

  • Research article "Are loop quantum cosmos never singular?" selected for Research Highlights for 2008-2009 in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity
  • Distinguished Research Fellowship by Perimeter Institute
  • Ramon y Cajal Tenure Track fellowship by Ministrio De Ciencia E Innovacion, Spain.
  • V. V. Narlikar Dissertation award by the Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation for the best thesis in gravitational physics submitted to any university in India between 2001-2004.

Recent Publications

  • David Craig, Parampreet Singh, Consistent Histories in Quantum Cosmology, To appear in Foundation of Physics, arXiv: 1001.4311
  • Thomas Cailleteau, Parampreet Singh, Kevin Vandersloot, Non-singular Ekpyrotic/Cyclic model in Loop Quantum Cosmology, Phys. Rev. D 80, 124013 (2009), arXiv: 0907.5591
  • Alejandro Corichi, Parampreet Singh, A geometric perspective on singularity resolution and uniqueness in loop quantum cosmology, Phys.Rev.D80:044024,2009, arXiv: 0905.4949
  • Parampreet Singh, Are loop quantum cosmos never singular?, Class.Quant.Grav.26:125005,2009, arXiv: 0901.2750. (Selected for Research Highlights of Classical and Quantum Gravity 2008-2009)
  • Alejandro Corichi, Parampreet Singh, Reply to `Comment on "Quantum Bounce and Cosmic Recall"' [arXiv: 0811.2790], Phys.Rev.Lett.101:209002,2008, arxiv:0811.2983
  • Gonzalo J. Olmo, Parampreet Singh, Covariant Effective Action for Loop Quantum Cosmology a la Palatini, JCAP 0901:030,2009, arXiv: 0806.2783
  • Alejandro Corichi, Parampreet Singh, Is loop quantization in cosmology unique?, Phys.Rev. D78 (2008) 024034, arXiv: 0805.0136
  • Alejandro Corichi, Parampreet Singh, Quantum bounce and cosmic recall, Phys.Rev.Lett . 100 (2008) 161302, arXiv: 0710.4543
  • Abhay Ashtekar, Alejandro Corichi, Parampreet Singh, Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology, Phys. Rev. D77 (2008) 024046, arXiv: 0710.3565
  • Consistent Probabilities in Wheeler-DeWitt Quantum Cosmology, David A. Craig, Parampreet Singh, arXiv: 1006.3837
  • Consistent Histories in Quantum Cosmology, David A. Craig, Parampreet Singh, arXiv: 1001.4311
  • Transcending Big Bang in Loop Quantum Cosmology: Recent Advances, Based on Plenary talk at the Sixth International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology at IUCAA, Pune (2007), J.Phys.Conf.Ser.140:012005,2008, arXiv: 0901.1301.

Seminars

  • Loop quantum cosmology: An overview, Mini plenary session talk at the 19th International conference on general relativity and gravitation, Mexico City
  • Beyond the Big Bang in Loop Quantum Cosmology, IUCAA Reunion Meeting, Pune (Remote talk)
  • Absence of singularities in loop quantum cosmology, Plenary talk at the Loops09: International conference on Quantum Gravity at the Beijing Normal University, Beijing
  • Beyond the Big Bang in Loop Quantum Cosmology, Plenary Talk at the 13th Canadian Conference on General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics, University of Calgary
  • Loop quantum cosmology: phenomenological implications, Invited Review Talk at the Workshop on Loop Quantum Cosmology at the Pennsylvania State University
  • Recent advances in loop quantum cosmology, Talk at Institute for Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
  • Lessons from Exactly Solvable Loop Quantum Cosmology, Talk at QG2 meeting on quantum gravity at Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Resolution of Big Bang Singularity in loop quantum cosmology, Plenary talk at the Sixth international Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology at IUCAA, Pune, India
  • Atoms of Spacetime, Keynote talk at the International Summer School for Young Physicists, Perimeter Institute
  • Loop quantum cosmos are never singular, International loop quantum gravity seminar series, Perimeter Institute
  • PIRSA:08060170, Beyond the big bang in Loop Quantum Cosmology , 2008-06-06, PASCOS 08
  • PIRSA:06100012, Quantum nature of Big Bang in Loop Quantum Cosmology, 2006-10-12, Quantum Gravity