Title: Professor of Physics, Department Chairman, and Undergraduate Advisor
Office: McL 12 / McL 173
Phone: (559) 278-2523
Fax: (559) 278-7741
Spring 2021 Office Hours:
|Thursday||10 AM to 11:30 AM|
Spring 2021 Classes:
|PHYS 171||11 AM to 1:45 PM||W||Virtual|
|PHYS 180||3 PM to 4:30 PM||F||Virtual|
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. Michael Bishop, Jaeyeong Lee, and Douglas Singleton, “Modified commutators are
not sufficient to determine a quantum gravity minimal length scale”, Phys. Lett. B 802, 135209 (2020).
2. Krishnakanta Bhattacharya, Bibhas Ranjan Majhi and Douglas Singleton, “Fluid-gravity correspondence in the scalar-tensor theory of gravity: (in)equivalence of Einstein and Jordan frames”, JHEP 07, 018 (2020)