- Jason Aaron Pollack
- Ph.D. Candidate, Caltech Particle Theory Group
- Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics
- California Institute of Technology
- 1200 E California Blvd
- MC 103-33
- Pasadena, CA 91125
- jpollack@caltech.edu
- CV (4/5/2017)
- S.M. Carroll, S. Leichenauer, and J. Pollack, 2013,
"A Consistent Effective Theory of Long-Wavelength Cosmological Perturbations,"
*Phys. Rev. D***90**, 023518 (2014); arXiv:1310.2920. - K.K. Boddy, S.M. Carroll, and J. Pollack, 2014,
"De Sitter Space Without Dynamical Quantum Fluctuations,"
*Found. Phys.*,**46**, 702 (2016); arXiv:1405.0298. - J. Pollack, D.N. Spergel, and P.J. Steinhardt, 2015, "Supermassive Black Holes from Ultra-Strongly Self-Interacting Dark Matter,"
*Astrophys. J.***804**, 131 (2015); arXiv:1501.00017. - N. Bao, C. Cao, S.M. Carroll, A. Chatwin-Davies, N. Hunter-Jones, J. Pollack, and G.N. Remmen, 2015, "Consistency Conditions for an AdS/MERA Correspondence,"
*Phys. Rev. D***91**, 125036 (2015); arXiv:1504.06632. - K.K. Boddy, S.M. Carroll, and J. Pollack, 2015,
"Why Boltzmann Brains Don't Fluctuate Into Existence From the De Sitter Vacuum," to appear in proceedings of
*The Philosophy of Cosmology*, K. Chamcham, ed.; arXiv:1505.02780. - N. Bao, J. Pollack, and G.N. Remmen, 2015,
"Splitting Spacetime and Cloning Qubits: Linking No-Go Theorems across the ER=EPR Duality,"
*Fortschr. Phys.***63**, 705 (2015); arXiv:1506.08203. - A. Bartolotta, S.M. Carroll, S. Leichenauer, and J. Pollack, 2015,
"The Bayesian Second Law of Thermodynamics,"
*Phys. Rev. E***94**, 022102 (2016); arXiv:1508.02421. - N. Bao, J. Pollack, and G.N. Remmen, 2015,
"Wormhole and Entanglement (Non-)Detection in the ER=EPR Correspondence,"
*JHEP*,**2015**, 126; arXiv:1509.05426. - N. Bao, J. Pollack, and G.N. Remmen, 2016,
"Entanglement Conservation, ER=EPR, and a New Classical Area Theorem for Wormholes,"
*JHEP*,**2016**, 48; arXiv:1604.08217. - N. Bao, A. Bouland, A. Chatwin-Davies, J. Pollack, and H. Yuen, 2016,
"Rescuing Complementarity With Little Drama,"
*JHEP*,**2016**, 26; arXiv:1607.05141. - K.K. Boddy, S.M. Carroll, and J. Pollack, 2016, "How Decoherence Affects the Probability of Slow-Roll Eternal Inflation," arXiv:1612.04894.
- Undergraduate Fall Junior Paper: Dynamical Selection of the Cosmological 'Constant' in the Cyclic Model (advisor: Paul Steinhardt)
- Undergraduate Spring Junior Paper: Parameter Estimation of Selected ACT Clusters from X-Ray and Radio Observations (advisor: Lyman Page)
- Undergraduate Senior Thesis: Supermassive Black Holes from Gravothermal Collapse of Fractional Self-Interacting Dark Matter Halos (advisor: Paul Steinhardt)

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Caltech Particle Theory Group, in the Department of Physics. My research is conducted at the intersection between cosmology and particle physics, with a focus on early-universe cosmology and quantum gravity. My advisor is Sean Carroll. I was previously an undergraduate at Princeton University, where I did my senior thesis research with Paul Steinhardt.

Beginning in Fall 2017, I will be a postdoctoral fellow in Mark Van Raamsdonk's group at the University of British Columbia.