Keith Olive

Keith Olive

Keith Olive

Gloria Becker Lubkin Chair in Theoretical Physics; Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy

Contact

John T. Tate Hall
Room 275-18
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Affiliations

William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI)
Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (MIfA)

Education

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1981

M.S., University of Chicago, 1978 

B.S., University of Chicago, 1978 

Scientific & Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
Research Interests

My research is in the area of particle physics and cosmology. The main topics on which I work are: big bang nucleosynthesis, which is an explanation of the origin of the light element isotopes through 7Li; particle dark matter; big bang baryogenesis, which is an explanation of the matter-antimatter asymmetry observed in nature; and inflation which is a theory constructed to resolve many outstanding problems in standard cosmology.

Research Group
Particle Data Group (PDG)

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor, 1998-present
  • Hans A. Bethe Prize, 2018
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2003
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1987-94
  • George A. Taylor Research Award, 1988 

Selected Publications

  1. S. Clery, Y. Mambrini, K. A. Olive, A. Shkerin, S. Verner, Gravitational Portals with Nonminimal Couplings (2022)
  2. J. L. Evans and K. A. Olive, Higgsino Dark Matter in Pure Gravity Mediated Supersymmetry (2022)
  3. S. Clery, Y. Mambrini, K. A. Olive, S. Verner, Gravitational Portals in the Early Universe, Phys. Rev. D 105, 075005 (2022)
  4. J. Ellis. M. A. G. Garcia, D. V. Nanopoulos, K. A. Olive, S. Verner, BICEP/Keck Constraints on Attractor Models of Inflation and Reheating, Phys. Rev. D. 105, 043504
  5. M. A. G. Garcia, Y. Mambrini, K. A. Olive, S. Verner, On the Realization of WIMPflation, JCAP 10, 061 (2021)
  6. E. Dudas, M. A. G. Garcia, Y. Mambrini, K. A. Olvie, M. Peloso, S. Verner, Slow and Safe Gravitinos, Phys. Rev. D 103, 123519 (2021)
  7. J. Ellis, J. L. Evans, N. Nagata, and K. A. Olive, A Minimal Supersymmetric SU(5) Missing-Partner Model, Eur. Phys. J. C81:543 (2021)
  8. Y. Mambrini and K. A. Olive, Gravitational Production of Dark Matter during Reheating, Phys. Rev. D 103:115009 (2021)
  9. M. A. G. Garcia, K. Kaneta, Y. Mambrini, and K. A. Olive, Inflaton Oscillations and Post-Inflationary Reheating, JCAP 2104:012 (2021) 
  10. T.-H. Yeh, K. A. Olive, and B. D. Fields, The Impact of New d(p,γ)3He Rates on Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, JCAP 2103:046 (2021)
  11. J. Ellis, J. L. Evans, N. Nagata, K. A. Olive, and L. Velasco-Sevilla,, Low-Energy Probes of No-Scale SU(5) Super-GUTs, Eur. Phys. J. C81:120 (2021)
  12. J. Ellis, D. V. Nanopoulos, K. A. Olive, and S. Verner, Phenomenology and Cosmology of No-Scale Attractor Models of Inflation, JCAP, 2008:037 (2020)
  13. J. Ellis, J. L. Evans, N. Nagata, K. A. Olive, and L. Velasco-Sevilla, Supersymmetric Proton Decay Revisited, Eur. Phys. J. C80:332 (2020)
  14. B. D. Fields, K. A. Olive, T.-H. Yeh, and C. Young, Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis After Planck, JCAP, 2003:010 (2020)
  15. T. Gherghetta, J. Kersten, K. A. Olive, and M. Pospelov, The Price of Tiny Kinetic Mixing, Phys. Rev. D199:095001 (2019)
  16. K. A. Olive and E. Vangioni, Constraining ν-Process Production of Fluorine through Cosmic Ray Nucleosynthesis, MNRAS 490:4307-4316 (2019)
  17. J. Ellis, D. V. Nanopoulos, K. A. Olive, and S. Verner, Unified No-Scale Attractors, JCAP, 1909:040 (2019)
  18. K. Kaneta, Y. Mambrini, and K. A. Olive, Radiative Production of Non-thermal Dark Matter, Phys. Rev. D99:063508 (2019)
  19. J. Ellis, M. A. G. Garcia, N. Nagata, D. V. Nanopoulos, and K. A. Olive, Symmetry Breaking and Reheating after Inflation in No-Scale Flipped SU(5), JCAP 1904:009 (2019)
  20. E. Bagnaschi, H. Bahl, J. Ellis, J. L. Evans, T. Hahn, S. Heinemeyer, W. Hollik, K. A. Olive, S. Passehr, H. Rzehak, I. V. Sobolev, G. Weiglein, and J. Zheng, Supersymmetric Models in Light of Improved Higgs Mass Calculations, Eur. Phys. J. C79: 149 (2019)
  21. J. Ellis, N. Nagata, and K. A. Olive, Uncertainties in WIMP Dark Matter Scattering Revisited, Eur. Phys. J C78:569 (2018)
  22. J. Ellis, D. V. Nanopoulos, and K. A. Olive, From R2 Gravity to No-Scale Supergravity, Phys. Rev. D97: 043530 (2018)
  23. E. Dudas, Y. Mambrini, and K. A. Olive, The Case for an EeV Gravitino, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119:051801 (2017)
  24. R. H. Cyburt, B. D. Fields, K. A. Olive, and T.-H. Yeh, Big Bang Nucleosynthesis: 2015, Rev. Mod. Phys. 88, 015004 (2016)
  25. N. Nagata, K. A. Olive, and J. Zheng, Weakly-Interacting Massive Particles in Non-supersymmetric SO(10) Grand Unified Model, JHEP, 1510:193 (2015)
  26. E. Aver, K. A. Olive, and E. Skillman, The effects of He I 10830 on helium abundance determinations, JCAP 1507:011 (2015)
  27. J. Ellis, D. V. Nanopoulos, and K. A. Olive, A No-Scale Supergravity Realization of the Starobinsky Model, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111:111301 (2013)
  28. J. Ellis, D. V. Nanopoulos,and K. A. Olive, Starobinsky-like Inflationary Models as Avatars of No-Scale Supergravity, JCAP 1310:009 (2013)

Advisees & Collaborators

Graduate Students:

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