Enrico Rodrigo

Lecturer, Physics & Astronomy
School of Physical Sciences

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Physics

B.S., California Institute of Technology, Physics

Phone: (949) 824-6911
Email: erodrigo@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
4129 Frederick Reines Hall
Mail Code: 4575
Irvine, CA 92697

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Wormhole physics, Black holes, Brane worlds
My research focuses on the quantum aspects of wormhole physics. These include the effects of higher-dimensional bulk quantum wormholes as possible constituents of dark matter and the mass nucleation of Lorentzian semi-wormholes as a means of mitigating the cosmological constant problem. I am currently intrigued by the implications of certain resolutions to wormhole-induced paradoxes in the context of brane world models.
Publications "Wormholes, Void Bubbles and Vacuum Energy Suppression", Classical and Quantum Gravity, 24, 3221 (2007)
  "Higher-Dimensional Bulk Wormholes and their Manifestations in Brane Worlds", Physical Review D 74, 104025 (2006)
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Last updated 06/15/2007