April 27, 2020 at 14:15

Gravitational Frontiers of Cosmology

What: Gravitational Frontiers of Cosmology

When: April 27, 2020 at 14:15

Where: Zoom

Who: Lavinia Heisenberg (ETH Zürich)

After introducing the standard pillars of cosmology, I will discuss the fundamental theory of General Relativity from complementary perspectives and summarize the implications of the cosmological principle. I will then introduce a variety of effective field theories that might be relevant to account for the dark matter and dark energy components of the universe and show how we can test their consistency.