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Andrew Tolley

Portrait de Andrew Tolley
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Physics

Areas of Research:

Research Interests

I am a theoretical cosmologist, with interests in a wide range of topics, including: Developing models of the Early Universe, Inflation, Non-Gaussianities and Initial Conditions. I am particularly interested in exploring the implications of String Theory, Branes and Extra Dimensions for Cosmology, as well as Models of Dark Energy, in particular those arising from Infrared Modifications of Gravity, and the associated Cosmological Constant Problem.

Positions Held

  • 2010 - Present Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Assistant Professor
  • 2006 - 2010 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Distinguished Research Fellow
  • 2003 - 2006 Department of Physics, Princeton University, Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 1999 - 2003 Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge PhD in Theoretical Cosmology under the supervision of Prof. Neil Turok

Recent Publications

  • Claudia de Rham, Andrew J. Tolley, DBI and the Galileon reunited, JCAP 1005:015,2010, arXiv: 1003.5917
  • Claudia de Rham, Justin Khoury, Andrew J. Tolley, Cascading Gravity is Ghost Free, Phys. Rev. D 81, 124027 (2010), arXiv: 1002.1075
  • Andrew J. Tolley, Mark Wyman, Stochastic tunneling for strongly non-Gaussian inflationary theories, JCAP 10 (2009) 006, arXiv: 0809.1100
  • Niayesh Afshordi, Andrew J. Tolley (Perimeter Institute), Primordial non-gaussianity, statistics of collapsed objects, and the Integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect, Phys.Rev.D78:123507,2008, arXiv: 0806.1046
  • R. Holman, Andrew J. Tolley, Enhanced Non-Gaussianity from Excited Initial States, JCAP 0805:001,2008, arXiv: 0710.1302
  • C.P. Burgess, C. de Rham, D. Hoover, D. Mason, A.J. Tolley, Kicking the Rugby Ball: Perturbations of 6D Gauged Chiral Supergravity, JCAP0702:009,2007, arxiv:hep-th/610078
  • Claudia de Rham, Stefan Hofmann, Justin Khoury, Andrew J. Tolley, Cascading Gravity and Degravitation, JCAP0802:011,2008, arXiv: 0712.2821
  • Claudia de Rham, Gia Dvali, Stefan Hofmann, Justin Khoury, Oriol Pujolas, Michele Redi, Andrew J. Tolley, Cascading DGP, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 251603 (2008), arXiv: 0711.2072
  • R. Holman, Andrew J. Tolley, Enhanced Non-Gaussianity from Excited Initial States, JCAP 0805:001,2008, arXiv: 0710.1302
  • Andrew J. Tolley, C. P. Burgess, Claudia de Rham, D. Hoover, Exact Wave Solutions to 6D Gauged Chiral Supergravity, JHEP0807:075,2008, arXiv: 0710.3769
  • C.P. Burgess, C. de Rham, D. Hoover, D. Mason, A.J. Tolley, Kicking the Rugby Ball: Perturbations of 6D Gauged Chiral Supergravity, JCAP0702:009,2007, arxiv:hep-th/610078
  • Andrew J. Tolley, Daniel H. Wesley, Scale-invariance in expanding and contracting universes from two-field models, JCAP 0705:006 (2007), arxiv:hep-th/703101
  • A. J. Tolley, C.P. Burgess, C. de Rham, D. Hoover, Scaling Solutions to 6D Gauged Chiral Supergravity, NewJ.Phys.8:324,2006, arxiv:hep-th/608083
  • Claudia de Rham, Andrew J. Tolley, Mimicking Lambda with a spin-two ghost condensate, JCAP0607:004,2006, arXiv: hep-th/0605122
  • Andrew J. Tolley, C. P. Burgess, D. Hoover, Y. Aghababaie, Bulk Singularities and the Effective Cosmological Constant for Higher Co-dimension Branes, JHEP0603:091,2006, arxiv:hep-th/512218
  • The Gelaton Scenario: Equilateral non-Gaussianity from multi-field dynamics, Andrew J. Tolley, Mark Wyman, arXiv: 0910.1853
  • Flat 3-Brane with Tension in Cascading Gravity, Claudia de Rham, Justin Khoury, Andrew J. Tolley, arXiv: 0907.0473
  • Non-Gaussianity as a Probe of the Physics of the Primordial Universe and the Astrophysics of the Low Redshift Universe, E.Komatsu, N.Afshordi, N.Bartolo, D.Baumann, J.R.Bond, E.I.Buchbinder, C.T.Byrnes, X.Chen, D.J.H.Chung, A.Cooray, P.Creminelli, N.Dalal, O.Dore, R.Easther, A.V.Frolov, K.M.Gorski, M.G. Jackson, J.Khoury, W.H.Kinney, L.Kofman, K.Koyama, L.Leblond, J.-L.Lehners, J.E.Lidsey, M.Liguori, E.A.Lim, A.Linde, D.H.Lyth, J.Maldacena, S.Matarrese, L.McAllister, P.McDonald, S.Mukohyama, B.Ovrut, H.V.Peiris, C.Raeth, A.Riotto, Y.Rodriguez, M.Sasaki, R.Scoccimarro, D.Seery, E.Sefusatti, U.Seljak, L.Senatore, S.Shandera, E.P.S.Shellard, E.Silverstein, A.Slosar, K.M.Smith, A.A.Starobinsky, P.J.Steinhardt, F.Takahashi, M.Tegmark, A.J.Tolley, L.Verde, B.D.Wandelt, D.Wands, S.Weinberg, M.Wyman, A.P.S.Yadav, M.Zaldarriaga, arXiv: 0902.4759

Seminars

  • ICTP Summer School Lectures on Dark Energy and Modified Gravity
  • DBI/Galileon Inflation, CERN
  • DBI/Galileon Inflation, Fundaments of Gravity Workshop, LMU Munich
  • Non-Gaussianities and the Inflationary Initial State, University of Leiden
  • Dynamics in the Dark, Coolloquium, University of Cincinnati
  • Non-Gaussianities and the Inflationary Initial State, Syracuse University
  • Non-Gaussianities and the Inflationary Initial State, Case Western Reserve University
  • Non-Gaussianities and the Inflationary Initial State, CCPP, New York University
  • Non-Gaussianities and the Inflationary Initial State, IMPU, Tokyo
  • Effective Field Theory and the Inflationary Initial State, Miami 2009 Conference
  • Effective Field Theory and the Inflationary Initial State, LMU Munich
  • Holographic Cosmology Review, McGill, Workshop on Holographic Cosmology
  • Dark Energy, COSMO 2009, CERN, Plenary Talk
  • Dynamics is the Dark, University of Geneva
  • Dynamics in the Dark, Case Western Reserve University
  • Cascading Gravity, Mitchell Institute, Texas A&M
  • Stochastic DBI-inflation, Nordita, Stockholm
  • Enhanced Non-Gaussianity from Excited initial states, UC Davis
  • PIRSA:09030035, Dynamics in the Dark, 2009-03-17, Cosmology
  • PIRSA:08100060, Cascading Perturbations, 2008-10-23, PI CITA Joint Cosmology Day
  • PIRSA:08040008, Cosmology #4, 2008-04-03, New Horizons In Fundamental Physics
  • PIRSA:08040007, Cosmology #3, 2008-04-01, New Horizons In Fundamental Physics
  • PIRSA:08030010, Cosmology #2, 2008-03-27, New Horizons In Fundamental Physics
  • PIRSA:08030006, Cosmology #1, 2008-03-25, New Horizons In Fundamental Physics
  • PIRSA:08030048, Constraining initial state non-gaussianity via backreaction, 2008-03-07, Novel Theories of the Early Universe
  • PIRSA:08020045, New Era for Cosmic Inflation, 2008-02-26, Cosmology