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Rafael Lopez-Mobilia, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Associate Chair, and Undergraduate Advisor of Record

Office: AET 3.201
Phone: (210) 458-5460

Areas of Specialization

» Cosmology
» Foundations of quantum mechanics
» Theoretical particle physics


Ph.D. in Physics; University of Texas at Austin
M.S. in Physics; University of Notre Dame
B.S. in Physics; Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru


Research Interests

At the present my research focuses on models of inflation in cosmology. My students and I are studying possible alternatives to the standard scalar inflaton field scenario, in particular the possibility of vector inflation and the generation of primordial magnetic fields. In the past I have also done research in CP violation in particle physics, mathematical physics, general relativity and foundations of quantum mechanics.