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Simon Fraser University
Department of Physics
8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC Canada
V5A 1S6
Andrei V. Frolov

Who am I?

I came to Canada in 1993 from Russia, where I was born, and completed my undergrad and PhD degrees in physics at the University of Alberta. I then spent three years as a postdoc at Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), University of Toronto. I worked in States as a postdoc at the The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) and Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stanford University. Recently, I moved back to Canada to a faculty position at Simon Fraser University.

Research interests

My research interests are connected with theoretical physics and astrophysics; more precisely, I am interested in cosmology and general relativity. My main subject of interest is theoretical cosmology, especially the questions about early universe, models of inflation, and some aspects of string cosmology. One of the major directions of my recent research is cosmological models with extra dimensions, and their observable consequences. In the past, I have worked on various problems in black hole physics and general relativity, and theory of gravity continues to attract my attention. Although my primary professional interest is in theory, I would welcome an opportunity to work closer with experimentalists and observers in the future.

Teaching (Fall 2007)

Things I do for fun

My hobbies include outdoor sports, photography, computers and electronics. I am an accomplished backpacker with many kilometers of wilderness trails behind me, often solo. I also enjoy nature photography. I developed and maintain a free software project Scarse, which is a tool for color calibration and management for Unix workstations. It received a fair amount of interest from Linux community, with estimated installation base of several thousand users (based on a number of downloads). I am interested in electronics, particularly analog circuitry and audio frequency amplification, and design and build electronic hardware for fun.

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