Valerie Domcke

Physics of the Early Universe
Year 2018


Theory group

1211 Geneva 23

Portrait of Valerie Domcke

Research areas

  • Cosmology

  • Neutrino Physics

  • Astroparticle Physics

  • Extensions of the Standard Model of Particle Physics


  • since 08/2017
    Deutsche Elektronen-Synchotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany – Junior faculty in the Theory Group

  • 2015 - 2017
    APC (AstroParticule et Cosmologie), Paris, France – Postdoc in the Theory Group, funded by the Paris Centre for Cosmological Physics (PCCP)

  • 2013 - 2015
    SISSA (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati), Triest, Italy – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Early Stage Researchers (ESR), Marie Curie Training Network ‘INVISIBLES’

  • 2013
    Deutsche Elektronen-Synchotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany – Postdoc in the DESY Theory Group

  • 2011 - 2013
    Deutsche Elektronen-Synchotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany – Doctoral student. Research on theoretical cosmology and elementary particle physics; supervised by Professor Wilfried Buchmüller; awarded Doctoral degree

  • 2009 - 2010
    Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Munich, Germany. Master’s thesis on theoretical elementary particle physics and cosmology; supervised by Dr Stefan Antusch

  • 2008 - 2009
    National University of Singapore, Singapore – study abroad, including the participation in a research project at the Center for Quantum Technology (CQT)

  • 2005 - 2010
    Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany – read physics; awarded graduate degree

Selection of

  • Gauge Field and Fermion Production during Axion Inflation

    mit Kyohei Mukaida. Jun 22, 2018. 45 pp. DESY 18-098

  • Probing non-Gaussian Stochastic Gravitational Wave Backgrounds with LISA

    mit Nicola Bartolo, Daniel G. Figueroa, Juan Garcia-Bellido, Marco Peloso, Mauro Pieroni, Angelo Ricciardone, Mairi Sakellariadou, Lorenzo Sorbo, Gianmassimo Tasinato. Jun 7, 2018. 30 pp. UMN-TH/3720-18, CERN-TH-2018-130, IFT-UAM/CSIC-18-58, DESY 18-086, KCL-PH-TH/2018-22, ACFI-T18-08, UMN-TH-3720-18, CERN-TH-2018-130, IFT-UAM-CSIC-18-58, DESY-18-086, --KCL-PH-TH-2018-22, ACFI-T18-08

  • Leptogenesis, dark matter and neutrino masses

    mit Michele Lucente (Louvain U., CP3), Asmaa Abada (Orsay, LPT), Giorgio Arcadi (Heidelberg, Max Planck Inst.). Mar 28, 2018. 8 pp. NuPhys2017-Lucente, CP3-18-23, LPT-Orsay-18-44, NUPHYS2017-LUCENTE, CP3-18-23, LPT-ORSAY-18-44

  • Inflation from High-Scale Supersymmetry Breaking

    Valerie Domcke (DESY), Kai Schmitz (Heidelberg, Max Planck Inst.). Dec 21, 2017. 46 pp. Published in Phys.Rev. D97 (2018) no.11, 115025 DESY-17-223 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.97.115025

  • Neutrino masses, leptogenesis and dark matter from small lepton number violation?

    Asmaa Abada (Orsay, LPT), Giorgio Arcadi (Heidelberg, Max Planck Inst.), Valerie Domcke (APC, Paris & DESY), Michele Lucente (Louvain U., CP3). Sep 1, 2017. 54 pp. Published in JCAP 1712 (2017) no.12, 024 DESY-17-124, CP3-17-23, LPT-Orsay-17-35, LPT-ORSAY-17-35 DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2017/12/024

  • PBH dark matter from axion inflation

    Valerie Domcke (APC, Paris), Francesco Muia (Oxford U., Theor. Phys.), Mauro Pieroni, Lukas T. Witkowski (APC, Paris). Apr 11, 2017. 42 pp. Published in JCAP 1707 (2017) 048 DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2017/07/048

  • Detection prospects for the Cosmic Neutrino Background using laser interferometers

    Valerie Domcke (APC, Paris), Martin Spinrath (NCTS, Hsinchu). Mar 24, 2017. 14 pp. Published in JCAP 1706 (2017) no.06, 055 NCTS-PH-1702 DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/055

  • Unified model of D-term inflation

    Valerie Domcke (APC, Paris & Paris Cent. Cosmol. Phys.), Kai Schmitz (Heidelberg, Max Planck Inst.). Feb 7, 2017. 8 pp. Published in Phys.Rev. D95 (2017) no.7, 075020 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.95.075020

  • Supergravity Contributions to Inflation in models with non-minimal coupling to gravity

    Kumar Das (Saha Inst. & HBNI, Mumbai), Valerie Domcke (APC, Paris), Koushik Dutta (Saha Inst. & HBNI, Mumbai). Dec 21, 2016. 29 pp. Published in JCAP 1703 (2017) no.03, 036 DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2017/03/036

  • Science with the space-based interferometer LISA. IV: Probing inflation with gravitational waves

    Nicola Bartolo (Padua U. & INFN, Padua & Padua Observ.) et al.. Oct 20, 2016. 63 pp. Published in JCAP 1612 (2016) no.12, 026 ACFI-T16-19, UMN-TH-3608-16, CERN-TH-2016-222, KCL-PH-TH-2016-58, IFT-UAM-CSIC-16-104 DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2016/12/026

  • Probing inflation models with gravitational waves

    Valerie Domcke (APC, Paris). May 20, 2016. 4 pp. Conference: C16-03-19, p.205-208

  • Lepton number symmetry as a way to testable leptogenesis

    M. Lucente (Louvain U., CP3), A. Abada, G. Arcadi (Orsay, LPT), V. Domcke (APC, Paris). May 17, 2016. 8 pp. Conference: C16-03-12, p.117-126 Proceedings

  • Stable lepton mass matrices

    Valerie Domcke (APC, Paris & Paris Cent. Cosmol. Phys.), Andrea Romanino (ICTP, Trieste & INFN, Trieste & SISSA, Trieste). Apr 29, 2016. 26 pp. Published in JHEP 1606 (2016) 031 SISSA-25-2016-FISI DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2016)031

  • Primordial gravitational waves for universality classes of pseudoscalar inflation

    Valerie Domcke, Mauro Pieroni, Pierre Binétruy (APC, Paris & Paris Cent. Cosmol. Phys.). Mar 3, 2016. 32 pp. Published in JCAP 1606 (2016) 031 DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2016/06/031

  • Lepton number violation as a key to low-scale leptogenesis

    Asmaa Abada, Giorgio Arcadi (Orsay, LPT), Valerie Domcke (INFN, Trieste & SISSA, Trieste), Michele Lucente (Orsay, LPT & SISSA, Trieste). Jul 22, 2015. 43 pp. Published in JCAP 1511 (2015) no.11, 041 SISSA-30-2015-FISI, LPT-ORSAY-15-50 DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2015/11/041