Testing General Relativity with Cosmology

University of Oxford
CSEC Seminar Room, JCMB
Friday, September 27, 2013
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.