High Energy Theory Seminar: "What Can Cosmology Tell Us About Gravity?"

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:00
Levon Pogosian (Simon Fraser University)

I will review the current status and future prospects of testing theories of gravity using data from large-scale structure surveys. I will then discuss certain aspects of the so-called model-independent tests of dark energy and modified gravity. One is the choice of priors when trying to constrain unknown functions of redshift. Another is the physical interpretation of such tests and their implications for particular types of modified gravity theories.

David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36