July 24, 2020
Congratulations to Sam Passaglia for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "The Black Hole Window on Cosmic Inflation".
Sam has accepted a postdoctoral position at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.
"Sam Passaglia's thesis research focused on the origin of inhomogeneities during a period of cosmic inflation in the early universe. In particular, Sam has elucidated the roles of the single clock, single field, and Gaussian assumptions, often made in the simplest models for inflation, through their impact on primordial black hole formation in the broad class of effective field theories of inflation."
- Wayne Hu, Ph.D. advisor