Anja Marunović, picture is taken from webpage.
Anja Marunović is NEWFELPRO's researcher from the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
at the University of Zagreb, who has successfully completed the implementation of her project titled Monoverse - an inhomogeneous model of the Universe
(MONOVERSE). Anja Marunović has conducted her research at the Institute for Theoretical Physics Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utrecht
, under the supervision of Professor Tomislav Prokopec.
Her NEWFELPRO project was a research in physics of the early universe. Even though the standard cosmological model „Lambda-CDM“ successfully explains physics of the early universe, recent observations have indicated that the Lambda-CDM model is incomplete, and currently there are no theoretical models that can successfully explain certain measured data. This study therefore intended to explore new cosmological models and test them on the current data. There are strong indications that these models can explain many of the observed CMB large scale anomalies. An important component of these models is that they provide a natural mechanism for violation of spatial isotropy.
Based on the results of the project, she published the following scientific papers:
Marunović, Anja; Prokopec, Tomislav. Global monopoles can change Universe's topology. Physics letters. B. (2015)
Glavan, Dražen; Marunović, Anja; Prokopec, Tomislav. Inflation from cosmological constant and nonminimally coupled scalar. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology. 92 (2015)
Marunović, Anja; Prokopec, Tomislav. Topological inflation with graceful exit. Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics. (2016).
Also, based on the results of the project she held four talks on the following events:
Bielefeld Cosmology Days held in May 2015. The talk title was „Topological inflation with graceful exit“.
Marcel Grossman meeting held in Rome in July 2015. The talk title was "Bosson stars with non-minimal coupling".
Talk about the project and its results at the monthly Higgs theory meeting held in Amsterdam in October 2015.
Talk on the subject „Global monopoles in cosmology“ at the monthly Dutch cosmology meeting held in Leiden in November 2015.
Within her academic research she deals with the problems of the early universe and wants to understand how complex systems evolve in time. She is doing this by using techniques of quantum field theory out of equilibrium.