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Eva Silverstein Physicist

Eva Silverstein’s research focuses on UV complete mechanisms and systematics of cosmic inflation, including string-theoretic versions of large-field inflation (with gravity wave CMB signatures) and novel mechanisms involving inflation interactions (with non-Gaussian signatures in the CMB). She is also interested in concrete holographic models of de Sitter expansion in string theory, aimed at upgrading the AdS/CFT correspondence to cosmology; mechanisms for non-Fermi liquid transport and “2k_F” singularities from strongly coupled finite density quantum field theory; and mechanisms by which the extra degrees of freedom in string theory induce transitions and duality symmetries between spaces of different topology and dimensionality.


MacArthur Fellowship, 1999.

Sloan Research Fellowship, 1999.

DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, 1999.

Bergmann Memorial Award, 1999.

Relevant Publications

M. Alishahiha et al, "DBI in the sky: Non-Gaussianity from inflation with a speed limit," Phys. Rev. D., vol. 70, pp. 123505, Dec. 2004.


J. A. Harvey et al, Eds., Strings, Branes and Gravity. Singapore: World Scientific, 2001.



Advisor Gravity & the Extreme Universe


Stanford UniversityDepartment of Physics


PhD (Physics) Princeton University

AB (Physics) Harvard University


United States

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