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Department of Physics

Gerardo Muñoz 

Dr. Gerardo Munoz

Title: Professor of Physics
Office: McL 23 
Phone: (559) 278-4131 
Fax: (559) 278-7741 


Spring 2021 Office Hours:

Day Hours
Monday and Wednesday 4 to 5 PM
Thursday 4:30 to 5:30 PM

Spring 2021 Classes:

Class Time Day(s) Location
PHYS 220B 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM T/Th Virtual
PHYS 222A 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM M/W Virtual
PHYS 272 ARR   Virtual
PHYS 290 ARR   Virtual


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

Areas of Expertise and Interest

My research involves mainly quantum field theory, gravitation, and cosmology.

Recent projects include:
1) stringy Born-Infeld electrodynamics - a way to measure the string coupling constant by means of light-deflection observations. 
2) Evaporation of quantum-corrected Reissner Nordstrom black holes. 
3) Non-singular black holes - black holes with regular cores supported by nonlinear EM fields. 
4) Accelerated observers and non-thermal vacuum states. 
5) loop quantum gravity cosmology.

Selected Publications

1. "Charged black hole horizons and QED effects", Johnathon Thompson and G.M., Phys. Rev. D 96, 064001 (2017).

2. “Orbits of massless particles in the Schwarzschild metric: Exact solutions”, G.M., Am. J. Phys. 82, 564 (2014).

3. “Field localization in a modified Randall-Sundrum brane model”, Triyanta, D. Singleton, P. Jones, and G. Muñoz, AIP Conference Proceedings 1617, 96 (2014).

CV of Dr. Munoz [PDF, 93KB]