Tommi Tenkanen

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Adjunct professor (docent) of theoretical physics, University of Helsinki, Finland
PhD in theoretical physics (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Scientific interests: Cosmology, astrophysics, particle physics in the early universe

My scientific publications from INSPIRE

My book on dark matter (in Finnish) / Kirjani pimeästä aineesta on ilmestynyt! Tutustu kirjaan täällä.

My Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Ansioluetteloni suomeksi (CV in Finnish): Ansioluettelo (pdf)

Contacts

Office: Room 453, Bloomberg Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Office phone: +1 410 516 8416
Mobile phone: +1 443 854 1265 / +358 400 221 427
Email: ttenkan1@jhu.edu
Twitter: @tommitenkanen1

Upcoming talks

Scientific

December 17, LPTHE Jussieu, Paris, France
February XX, 2020, Inflationary Reheating Meets Particle Physics Frontier, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
March 6, 2020, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
March 11, 2020, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Popular

TBA

If you are interested in hearing a talk, don't hesitate to be in contact.

Selected publications

Dark matter from scalar field fluctuations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 061302 (2019) (arXiv:1905.01214)

Towards distinguishing variants of non-minimal inflation, JCAP 1904 (2019) 035 (arXiv:1812.08492)

The dawn of FIMP dark matter: a review of models and constraints Int.J.Mod.Phys. A32 (2017) no.27, 1730023 (arXiv:1706.07442)

Primordial black hole constraints for extended mass functions, Phys. Rev. D 96, 023514 (2017) (arXiv:1705.05567)

Observational constraints on decoupled hidden sectors, Phys. Rev. D 96, 109902 (2017) (arXiv:1604.02401)

Teaching and supervision

At the moment, I supervise undergraduate research projects and co-supervise PhD students.

Previously, I have been a teacher on the Queen Mary U. of London courses
Physical Cosmology (spring 2018)
Mathematical Techniques 2 (spring 2017)

and on the U. Helsinki courses
General Relativity (spring 2016)
Analytical Mechanics (fall 2015)
Cosmology I-II (fall 2014)
Mathematical Methods I-II (falls 2011-2013)
Radiation fields and Photons (spring 2013)
Thermophysics (falls 2011 and 2012)
Waves and fields (spring 2012)
Electrodynamics (spring 2011)


Miscellanea

A workshop I'm organizing in London, UK, in March 2020: Novel astrophysical probes of dark matter

My PhD Thesis Cosmological Constraints on Higgs Portal Dark Matter

My Master's Thesis Epägaussisuudet kurvatonimallissa ("Non-Gaussianities in the curvaton model")

Longer articles, news, interviews, and videos of me and my research can be found for example in

In English:
Forbes
Gizmodo
phys.org
Medium
HUB (The news center for Johns Hopkins)
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Youtube here, here and here
TSB Digest here and here

Suomeksi:
yle.fi täällä, täällä ja täällä
Helsingin Sanomat
Suomen Kuvalehti
Iltalehti
Ursa.fi
Suomen fyysikkoseuran blogi
Tähdet ja avaruus
Yle Uutiset
Yle Tiede täällä ja täällä
Yle Radio Suomi
Tekniikka ja talous
Tekniikan maailma
tietysti.fi

In other languages:
MSN (French)
ABC (Spanish)
Gazeta.ru (Russian)
Hufvudstadsbladet (Swedish)
ABC Nyheter (Norwegian)
ERR (Estonian)
Latest update November 18, 2019