Ivan Agullo, Ph.D.Ivan

Associate Professor of Physics

Ph.D., 2009 - University of Valencia

Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
241-B Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001

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Research Interests

My  research interests lie in the area of  gravitational physics,  quantum information and quantum technologies. My current activity includes a broad range of topics, including quantum field theory in curved spacetimes, relativistic quantum information, cosmology, black hole physics, quantum gravity, the theory of gravitational waves,  analogue gravity, and quantum science and technology. I am a member of the Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity group, and the Quantum Science and Technology group of Louisiana State University. 

Current and Selected Publications

  1. I. Agullo, B. Bonga, P. Ribes-Metidieri, D. Kranas and Sergi Nadal-Gisbert,How ubiquitous is entanglement in quantum field theory?, arXiv:2302.13742.Under review in Phys. Rev. D.
  2. S. Haldar, I. Agullo,  A. J. Brady, A.Lamas-Linares,  W.C.Proctor, J.E.Troupe, Towards global Time Distribution via Satellite-Based Sources of Entangled Photons,  Phys. Rev. A. 107, 022615 (2023).
  3. I. Agullo, B. Brady, D. Kranas, Stimulating the Quantum Aspects of an Optical Analog White-Black Hole, (under review). arXiv:2107.10217.
  4. I. Agullo, V. Cardoso, A. del Rio, M. Maggiore, J. Pullin, Potential gravitational-wave signatures of quantum gravity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126 4 041302 (2021).
  5. I. Agullo, D. Kranas, V. Sreenath, Large scale anomalies in the CMB and non-Gaussianity in bouncing cosmologies, Class. Quantum. Grav. 38 6 065010 (2021). 
  6. I. Agullo, J. Olmedo, and S. Vijayakumar, Hamiltonian theory of classical and quantum gauge invariant perturbations in Bianchi I spacetimes, spacetimes Phys. Rev. D 101 12, 123531 (2020).
  7. I. Agullo, J. Olmedo, and S. Vijayakumar, Predictions for the CMB from an anisotropic quantum bounce, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124 25 251301 (2020).
  8. A. del Rio, N. Sanchis, V. Mewes, I. Agullo, J. Font, J. Navarro-Salas, Spontaneous creation of circularly polarized photons in chiral astrophysical systems, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124 21 211301 (2020).
  9. Agullo, B. Bolliet, and V. Shreenath, Non-Gaussianity in loop quantum cosmology, Phys. Rev D 97 066021 (2018).
  10. I. Agullo, A. del Rio, and J. Navarro-Salas, Classical and quantum aspects of electric- magnetic duality rotations in curved spacetimes, Phys.Rev. D 98 12 125001, (2018).
  11. I. Agullo, J. Navarro-Salas, and A. del Rio, Electromagnetic duality anomaly in curved spacetimes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118 111301 (2017).
  12. I. Agullo, Loop quantum cosmology, non-gaussianity, and CMB power asymmetry, Phys. Rev. D 92 064038 (2015).
  13. I. Agullo and A. Ashtekar, Unitarity an ultraviolet regularity in cosmology, Phys. Rev. D 92 06438 (2015).
  14. I. Agullo, and Noah A. Morris, Detailed analysis of the predictions of loop quantum cosmology for the primordial power spectra, Phys. Rev. D 92 124040 (2015).
  15. I. Agullo, A. Ashtekar and W. Nelson, The pre-inflationary dynamics of loop quantum cosmology: Confronting quantum gravity with observations, Class. Quant. Grav. 30, 085014 (2013).
  16. I. Agullo, A. Ashtekar and W. Nelson, An extension of the theory of cosmological perturbations to the Planck regime, Phys. Rev. D 87 043507 (2013).
  17. I. Agullo, A. Ashtekar and W. Nelson, A quantum gravity extension of the inflationary scenario, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 251301 (2012).
  18. I. Agullo, and S. Shandera, Large non-gaussian halo bias from single field inflation, JCAP 1209, 007 (2012).
  19. I. Agullo, and L. Parker, Non-Gaussianities and the stimulated creation of quanta in the inflationary universe, Phys. Rev. D 83, 063516 (2011).
  20. I. Agullo, J. Navarro-Salas, G.J. Olmo, and L. Parker, Hawking radiation by Kerr black holes and conformal symmetry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 211305 (2010).
  21. I. Agullo, J. F.Barbero G., E. Fernandez-Borja, J. Diaz-Polo, and E. J. S. Villasenor, Detailed black hole state counting in loop quantum gravity, Phys. Rev. D, 82, 084029 (2010).
  22. I. Agullo, J. Navarro-Salas, G.J. Olmo, and L. Parker, Revising the Predictions of Inflation for the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 06131 (2009).
  23. I. Agullo, J.F. Barbero G., E. Fernandez-Borja, J. Diaz-Polo, and E. J. S. Villasenor, Black Hole State Counting in Loop Quantum Gravity: A Number-Theoretical Approach, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 211301 (2008).
  24.  I. Agullo, J. Navarro-Salas, and G.J. Olmo, Black hole radiance, short distances and TeV-Gravity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97,041302 (2006).