Testing General Relativity with Cosmology

Speaker: 
Affiliation: 
University of Oxford
Location: 
CSEC Seminar Room, JCMB
Date: 
Friday, September 27, 2013
Time: 
13:00 to 14:00

With the successes of observational cosmology,  a new window has opened up 
on to gravitational physics. By carefuly measuring the morphology and growth 
of structure in the Universe it may be possible to constrain general relativity on a 
completely new range of scales. It also allows us to explore a plethora of modified 
gravity theories that have emerged as an attempt to explain the observational 
evidence for dark energy. I will discuss the challenges and approaches which 
are being taken in this new field.