RESEARCH

I am a theoretical physicist, specializing in aspects of high-energy physics related to gravity, at the nexus of cosmology, quantum field theory, general relativity, and particle physics.

 

I am currently pursuing a PhD at the California Institute of Technology.

My advisors are Sean Carroll and Clifford Cheung.

My papers can be found at:

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Sean Carroll and Grant N. Remmen, “A Nonlocal Approach to the Cosmological Constant Problem”, arXiv:1703.09715, under review, Physical Review D

 

Ning Bao and Grant N. Remmen, “Bulk Connectedness and Boundary Entanglement”, arXiv:1703.00018, under review, Physical Review D

 

Clifford Cheung and Grant N. Remmen, “Twofold symmetries of the pure gravity action”, Journal of High Energy Physics, 1, 104 (2017), arXiv:1612.03927

 

Clifford Cheung and Grant N. Remmen, “Positivity of Curvature-Squared Corrections in Gravity”, Physical Review Letters, 118, 051601 (2017), arXiv:1608.02942

 

Grant N. Remmen, Ning Bao, and Jason Pollack, “Entanglement conservation, ER=EPR, and a new classical area theorem for wormholes”, Journal of High Energy Physics, 7, 048 (2016), arXiv:1604.08217

 

Sean M. Carroll and Grant N. Remmen, “What is the entropy in entropic gravity?”, Physical Review D, 93, 124052, arXiv:1601.07558

 

Clifford Cheung and Grant N. Remmen, “Positive signs in massive gravity”, Journal of High Energy Physics, 4, 002 (2016), arXiv:1601.04068

 

Ning Bao, Jason Pollack, and Grant N. Remmen, “Wormhole and entanglement (non-)detection in the ER=EPR correspondence”, Journal of High Energy Physics, 11, 126 (2015), arXiv:1509.05426

 

Brando Bellazzini, Clifford Cheung, and Grant N. Remmen, “Quantum gravity constraints from unitarity and analyticity”, Physical Review D, 93, 064076, arXiv:1509.00851

 

Ning Bao, Jason Pollack, and Grant N. Remmen, “Splitting spacetime and cloning qubits: linking no-go theorems across the ER=EPR duality”, Fortschritte der Physik (Progress of Physics), 63, 705 (2015), arXiv:1506.08203

 

Ning Bao, ChunJun Cao, Sean M. Carroll, Aidan Chatwin-Davies, Nicholas Hunter-Jones, Jason Pollack, and Grant N. Remmen, “Consistency conditions for an AdS multiscale entanglement renormalization ansatz correspondence”, Physical Review D, 91, 125036, arXiv:1504.06632

 

Clifford Cheung and Grant N. Remmen, “Infrared consistency and the weak gravity conjecture”, Journal of High Energy Physics, 12, 087 (2014), arXiv:1407.7865

 

Grant N. Remmen and Sean M. Carroll, “How many e-folds should we expect from high-scale inflation?”, Physical Review D, 90, 063517 (2014), arXiv:1405.5538

 

Clifford Cheung and Grant N. Remmen, “Naturalness and the Weak Gravity Conjecture”, Physical Review Letters, 113, 051601 (2014), arXiv:1402.2287

 

Grant N. Remmen and Sean M. Carroll, “Attractor solutions in scalar-field cosmology”, Physical Review D, 88, 083518 (2013), arXiv:1309.2611

 

Grant N. Remmen, Kris Davidson, and Andrea Mehner, “Unexpected Ionization Structure in Eta Carinae's 'Weigelt Knots'”, Astrophysical Journal, 773, 27 (2013), arXiv:1302.2659

 

Grant N. Remmen and Kinwah Wu, “Complex orbital dynamics of a double neutron star system revolving around a massive black hole”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 430 (3), 1940-1955 (2013), arXiv:1301.2836

 

Grant Remmen and Elwood McCreary, “Measurement of the Speed and Energy Distribution of Cosmic Ray Muons”, Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics, 25 (2012)

 

Grant Remmen, “A New Assessment of Dark Matter in the Milky Way Galaxy”, Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics, 23 (2010)

 

Grant N. Remmen, “Dynamics of a Rigid Spinning Ring in the Schwarzschild Metric: A Solution to a Gravitational Problem in Mathematical Physics”, 2012, honors thesis, summa cum laude, mathematics.

 

Grant N. Remmen, “Hubble Space Telescope Subpixel Modeling of Anomalous High-Excitation Emission Lines in the Ejecta of Eta Carinae”, 2011, honors thesis, summa cum laude, astrophysics

 

Grant Remmen, “Distortion of Black Holes caused by Motion relative to the Cosmic Microwave Background”, 2010, honors thesis, summa cum laude, physics

 

 

 

CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS:

 

Invited talk: February 2017

University of California, Berkeley

“Twofold Symmetries of the Pure Gravity Action”,

String Seminar, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics

 

Invited talk: December 2016

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

“Twofold Invariances of Pure Gravity”,

QCD Meets Gravity Workshop

 

Invited talk: October 2016

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

“Surveying the Landscape: Infrared Constraints on Gravitational Effective Field Theories”,

High Energy Theory/Cosmology Seminar

 

Conference participation: June 2016

American Delegate, 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Lindau, Germany

 

Invited talk: April 2016

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

“Surveying the Landscape: Infrared Constraints on Gravitational Effective Field Theories”,

Particle Theory Seminar, Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature

 

Invited talk: April 2016

New York University, New York, NY

“Surveying the Landscape: Infrared Constraints on Gravitational Effective Field Theories”,

High Energy Seminar, Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics

 

Contributed talk: June 2014

20th International Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology (PASCOS 2014),

Warsaw, Poland

“Naturalness and the Weak Gravity Conjecture”

 

Workshop participation: May 2014

Burke Institute Workshop on Primordial Gravitational Waves and Cosmology

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

 

Poster presentation: August 2013

The Hertz Foundation 50th Anniversary Symposium (Hertz Graduate Fellowship),

College Park, MD

“Extremal Black Holes, Photon Propagation, and the Weak Gravity Conjecture”

 

Contributed talk: April 2013

Americal Physical Society April Meeting, Denver, CO

“Complex Orbital Dynamics of a Double Neutron Star System

Revolving around a Massive Black Hole”,

Bulletin of the American Physical Society (2013)

 

Invited talk: August 2011

Mullard Space Science Laboratory, United Kingdom

“Relativistic Phenomena of Multi-Body Systems:

Tidal Precession, Spin-Orbit Coupling, and Gravitational Wave Frequency Splitting”

 

Invited talk: August 2011

Dean's Summer International Student Day of Talks,

University College London, United Kingdom

“Spin-Orbit Coupling: A Test of General Relativity”

 

Poster presentation: January 2011

217th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA

“A New Assessment of Dark Matter in the Milky Way Galaxy”,

Bulletin of the American Astronomical  Society, 43, 2 (2011),

Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award recipient

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL LECTURES ON MY RESEARCH:

 

Invited talk: April 2017

California Institute of Technology

“Bulk Connectedness and Boundary Entanglement”,

Theoretical Physics Research Group Meeting

 

Invited talk: April 2017

California Institute of Technology

“A Nonlocal Approach to the Cosmological Constant Problem”,

Theoretical Physics Journal Club

 

Invited talk: November 2016

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“A Factorized Representation for Gravity”,

Theoretical Physics Research Group Meeting

 

Invited talk: October 2016

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Positivity of Curvature-Squared Corrections in Gravity”,

Theoretical Physics Research Group Meeting

 

Invited talk: May 2016

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Entanglement Conservation, ER=EPR, and a New Classical Area Theorem for Wormholes”,

Theoretical Physics Research Group Meeting

 

Invited talk: February 2016

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Positive Signs in Massive Gravity”,

Theoretical Physics Research Group Meeting

 

Invited talk: November 2015

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Quantum Gravity Constraints from Unitarity and Analyticity”,

Theoretical Physics Research Group Meeting

 

Invited talk: October 2015

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Splitting Spacetime and Cloning Qubits: Linking No-Go Theorems across the ER=EPR Duality”,

Theoretical Physics Journal Club

 

Invited talk: April 2015

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“What is the Entropy in Entropic Gravity?”,

Theoretical Physics Research Group Meeting

 

Invited talk: February 2015

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Consistency Conditions for an AdS/MERA Correspondence”,

Theoretical Physics Research Group Meeting

 

Invited talk: October 2014

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Infrared Consistency and the Weak Gravity Conjecture”,

Theoretical Physics Research Group Meeting

 

Invited talks: October 2014

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Infrared Consistency and the Weak Gravity Conjecture”,

Parts I and II, Theoretical Physics Journal Club

 

Invited talk: May 2014

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“How Many e-Folds Should We Expect from High-Scale Inflation?”,

Theoretical Physics Research Group Meeting

 

Invited talk: February 2014

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Naturalness and the Weak Gravity Conjecture”,

Theoretical Physics Journal Club

 

Invited talk: February 2014

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Naturalness and the Weak Gravity Conjecture”,

Theoretical Physics Research Group Meeting

 

Invited talk: September 2013

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

“Attractor solutions in scalar-field cosmology”,

Theoretical Physics Journal Club