Title: Professor of Physics,
Interim Department Chairman
Office: McL 12
Phone: (559) 278-2523
Fax: (559) 278-7741
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Areas of Expertise and Interest
I have done work at the interface of gravitational physics and particle physics. I have studied gravitational theories in higher dimensional space-times in an effort to understand how one might combine gravity with particle physics. I have approached the gravity particle physics boundary also via investigations the quantum phenomenon whereby black holes radiate thermal radiation. Recently I have been studying the quantum mechanical Aharonov-Bohm effect, where particles have their quantum phase modified even in the case when they experience no classical forces.
1. Preston Jones, Patrick McDougall, and Douglas Singleton, “Particle Production in a Gravitational Wave Background”, (Phys.Rev. D 95, 065010 (2017))
2. J.A.S Lima and Douglas Singleton, “The Impact of Particle Production on Gravitational Baryogenesis”, (Phys. Lett. B 762, 506 (2016)).