I am an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University. Prior to my present positions at Queen’s University, the McDonald Institute, and Perimeter Institute, I held postdoctoral fellowships at the Perimeter Institute and the University of Notre Dame. I earned a PhD at the University of Hawaii for work on “Dark Particles and Primordial Perturbations.” As an undergraduate at Sarah Lawrence College, I published research on atmospheric aerosol particles, using x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy data, which I gathered at Brookhaven’s National Synchrotron Light Source.


Theoretical physics is presently confronting exciting puzzles, including the nature of dark matter, the state of our universe prior to primordial nucleosynthesis, and the present abundance of matter as compared to antimatter. It is also interesting to consider whether the mass of the Higgs boson relative to the Planck mass, the non-zero cosmological constant, and the charge-parity symmetry of quantum chromodynamics are manifestations of more fundamental physical structures.

My research seeks out new explanations for these phenomena and fashions new methods to test such explanations.


An up-to-date list of my publications can be found in the inspire database here.


Here is a link to my CV.


Email: joseph.bramante {at}