Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: Gravitational Approaches to the Challenges of Modern Cosmology
21 February 2012 16:00 in CLC202
Einstein's general theory of relativity (GR) is one of the most
successful and well-tested physical theories ever developed.
Nevertheless, modern cosmology poses a range of questions, from the
smallest scales to the largest, that remain currently unresolved by GR
coupled to the known energy and matter contents of the universe. This
raises the logical possibility that GR may require modification on the
I will discuss the status of some modern approaches to alter GR to
address cosmological problems. We shall see that these efforts are
extremely theoretically constrained, leaving very few currently viable
approaches. Meanwhile, observationally, upcoming missions promise to
constrain allowed departures from GR in exciting new ways,
complementary to traditional tests within the solar system.
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Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).