Mauricio Gamonal - - Graduate Student
Office: 322 Whitmore
Address: 104 Davey Lab, Box C-35
Phone: --

Hi! Currently I’m a PhD candidate in Physics at Penn State. I completed a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and I was granted the Fulbright-ANID Doctoral Scholarship. I would like to contribute in the understanding of the structure of spacetime at the most fundamental level. In particular, I’m interested in building a bridge between the quantum behavior of spacetime and the potential measurements we can make in the next years, e.g., by developing mathematical and numerical tools to analyze the imprints produced during the extreme regimes governing the primordial Universe, specially at a pre-inflationary epoch. I’m also interested in science communication (I may have some personal projects, in particular for Spanish speakers) and outreach activities (in Chile I was the Director of Fisica Itinerante during 2016, and in Penn State I’ve participated in PAW+). Feel free to reach me out if you want to discuss any of these topics.


  1. Mauricio Gamonal, "Slow-roll inflation in f(R,T) gravity and a modified Starobinsky-like inflationary model." Phys. Dark Univ. 31 (2021)