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Recent publications from the Department of Physics


  • T. Biswas, R. Brandenberger, T. Koivisto, A. Mazumdar: Cosmological perturbations from statistical thermal fluctuations, accepted in  Physical Review D
  • K. Biswas: Mapping absorption processes with traps onto a Markov chain, conserving the mean first passage time, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 46 (2013) 145001
  • P.L. Garrity: Experimental Measurement of Acoustic Plasmons in Polycrystalline Palladium, Phil. Mag., 93 (2013) 100
  • A. Kargol: Wavelet-based protocols for ion channel electrophysiology. BMC Biophysics 6:3 (2013). DOI: 10.1186/2046-1682-6-3
  • L. Ponzoni, G.L. Celardo, F. Borgonovi, L. Kaplan, A. Kargol: Focusing in multiwall potentials: Applications to ion channels. Phys. Rev. E  87 (2013) 052137


  • T. Asselmeyer-Maluga, C.H. Brans: Exotically Smooth Black Holes. In: Black Holes: Evolution, Theory and Thermodynamics (eds. A.J. Bauer, D. G. Eiel), Nova Scientic Press (2012)
  • T. Biswas, A. Koshelev, A. Mazumdar, S. Vernov: Stable bounce and inflation in non-local higher derivative cosmology, JCAP 1208 (2012) 024
  •  T. Biswas, J. Kapusta and A. Reddy: Thermodynamics of String Field Theory Motivated Nonlocal Models, JHEP  1212 (2012) 008
  • T. Biswas, E. Gerwick, T. Koivisto, A. Mazumdar: Towards singularity and ghost free theories of gravity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012) 031101
  • C.H. Brans: What exactly is "Mach's Principle"? Annalen der Physik 524 (2012) A15
  • P.L. Garrity, W.V. Radosti, Direct Measurement of Absolute Thermoelectric Coefficients through Electronic Fluctuations, J. Elec. Mater., 41 (2012) 1383
  • A. Kargol, L. Malkinski, G. Caruntu: Biomedical applications of multiferroic nanoparticles. In: Advanced magnetic materials (ed. L. Malkinski), InTech Publishing (2012) 89-118


  • P.L. Garrity,  Spectroscopy of Electronic Thermal Noise as a Direct Probe of Absolute Thermoelectric Coefficients, J. Appl. Phys.,  109  (2011) 073701 
  • A. Kargol, M. Kargol: Passive transport processes in cellular membranes. In: Porous media: Applications in biological systems and biotechnology (ed. K. Vafai), Taylor and Francis Group, LLC (2011) 295-330


  • S. Alexander, T. Biswas, G. Calcagni: Cosmological Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer condensate as dark energy, Phys. Rev. D 81 (2010) 043511
  • P. Astone, L. Baggio, M. Bassan, M. Bignato, M. Bonaldi, P. Bonifazi, G. Cavallari, M. Cerdonio, E. Coccia, L. Conti, S. D'Antonio, M. di Paolo Emilio , F. Drago, V. Fafone, P. Falferi, S. Foffa, P. Fortini, S. Frasca, G. Giordano, W. O. Hamilton, J. Hansen, W. W. Johnson, N. Liguori, S. Longo, M. Maggiore, F. Martin, A. Marini, M. P. McHugh, R. Mezzena, P. Miller, Y. Minenkov, A. Mion, G. Modestino, A. Moleti, D. Nettles, A. Ortolan, G. V. Pallottino, G. Pizzella, S. Poggi,  G. A. Prodi, V, Re, A. Rocchi, F. Ronga, F. Salemi, R. Sturani, L. Taffarello, R. Terenzi, G. Vedovato, A. Vinante, M. Visco, S. Vitale, J. Weaver, J. P. Zendri and P. Zhang: IGEC2: A 17-month search for gravitational wave bursts in 2005–2007, Phys. Rev. D 82 (2010) 022003
  • T. Biswas, A. Notari, W. Valkenburg: Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0, JCAP 1011 (2010) 030
  • T. Biswas, J.A.R. Cembranos, J.I. Kapusta: Finite Temperature Solitons in Non-Local Field Theories from p-Adic Strings, Phys. Rev. D 82 (2010) 085028
  • T. Biswas, J.A.R. Cembranos, J.I. Kapusta: Thermodynamics and Cosmological Constant of Non-Local Field Theories from p-Adic Strings, JHEP 1010 (2010) 048
  • T. Biswas, T. Koivisto, A. Mazumdar: Towards a resolution of the cosmological singularity in non-local higher derivative theories of gravity, JCAP 1011 (2010) 008
  • T. Biswas, A. Mazumdar, A. Shafieloo: Wiggles in the cosmic microwave background radiation: echoes from non-singular cyclic-inflation, Phys. Rev. D 82 (2010) 123517
  • T. Biswas, J.A.R. Cembranos, J.I. Kapusta: Thermal Duality and Hagedorn Transition from p-adic Strings, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 (2010) 021601
  • C. H. Brans: Varying Newtons constant: A personal history of scalar-tensor theories. In: Einstein Online Vol. 4 (2010) 1002
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): Search for gravitational-wave bursts associated with gamma-ray bursts using data from LIGO Science Run 5 and Virgo Science Run 1, ApJ 715 (2010) 1438,
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): Searches for gravitational waves from known pulsars with science run 5, ApJ 713 (2010) 671, arXiv:0909.3583


  • S. Alexander, T. Biswas: The Cosmological BCS mechanism and the Big Bang Singularity, Phys. Rev. D 80 (2009) 023501
  • T. Biswas, A. Mazumdar: Inflation with a negative cosmological constant, Phys. Rev. D 80 (2009) 023519
  • T. Biswas, S. Alexander: Cyclic Inflation, Phys. Rev. D 80 (2009) 043511
  • P.L. Garrity, K.L Stokes,  Thermal Noise as a Spectroscopic Tool to Determine Transport Properties,  Phil. Mag.,  89 (2009) 2129 
  • C. Ilie, T. Biswas, K. Frees: Are we seeing the beginnings of Inflation?, Phys. Rev. D 80 (2009) 103521
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): Search for High Frequency Gravitational Wave Bursts in the First Calendar Year of LIGO's Fifth Science Run, Phys. Rev. D 80 (2009) 102002, arXiv:0904.4910
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): Search for gravitational-wave bursts in the first year of the fifth LIGO science run, Phys. Rev. D 80 (2009) 102001, arXiv:0905.0020
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): An upper limit on the stochastic gravitational-wave background of cosmological origin, Nature 460 (2009) 990,
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): Observation of a kilogram-scale oscillator near its quantum ground state, New J. Phys. 11 (2009) 073032 
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in 186 days of LIGO's fifth science run, Phys. Rev. D 80 (2009) 047101,
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): Einstein@Home search for periodic gravitational waves in early S5 LIGO data, Phys. Rev. D 80 (2009) 042003,
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): Search for gravitational wave ringdowns from perturbed black holes in LIGO S4 data, Phys. Rev. D 80 (2009) 062001,
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): Stacked Search for Gravitational Waves from the 2006 SGR 1900+14 Storm ApJ 701 (2009) L68-L74,
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): First LIGO search for gravitational wave bursts from cosmic (super)strings, Phys. Rev. D 80 (2009) 062002,
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): Search for gravitational waves from low mass binary coalescences in the first year of LIGO's S5 data, Phys. Rev. D 79 (2009) 122001,
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration (w/M. McHugh): LIGO: the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Rep. Prog. Phys. 72 (2009) 076901,
  • LIGO Scientific Collaboration(w/M. McHugh): All-sky LIGO Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the Early S5 Data, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 (2009) 111102,