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Department of Physics

Douglas Singleton

Dr. Douglas Singleton

Title: Professor of Physics, Department Chairman, and Undergraduate Advisor
Office: McL 12 / McL 173
Phone: (559) 278-2523 
Fax: (559) 278-7741 

Fall 2021 Office Hours:

Day Hours
Tuesday 10 AM to 11:30 AM or via Zoom
Thursday 10 AM to 11:30 AM or via Zoom

Fall 2021 Classes:

Class Time Day(s) Location
PHYS 180 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM F McL 162 or Virtual
PHYS 220A 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM M/W McL 167
PHYS 4AL 2PM TO 4:50 PM W McL 264
PHYS 290 ARR    


Ph.D., University of Virginia

Areas of Expertise and Interest

I have done work at the interface of gravitational physics and particle physics. I have studied gravitational theories in higher dimensional space-times in an effort to understand how one might combine gravity with particle physics. I have approached the gravity particle physics boundary also via investigations the quantum phenomenon whereby black holes radiate thermal radiation. Recently I have been studying the quantum mechanical Aharonov-Bohm effect, where particles have their quantum phase modified even in the case when they experience no classical forces.

Selected Publications

1. Michael Bishop, Jaeyeong Lee, and Douglas Singleton, “Modified commutators are not sufficient to determine a quantum gravity minimal length scale”, Phys. Lett. B 802, 135209 (2020).

2. Krishnakanta Bhattacharya, Bibhas Ranjan Majhi and Douglas Singleton, “Fluid-gravity correspondence in the scalar-tensor theory of gravity: (in)equivalence of Einstein and Jordan frames”,  JHEP 07, 018 (2020)

CV of Dr. Singleton