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Physics Department Colloquia

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Event Number 2352

  Friday, September 7th, 2012

Pushing Einstein’s Boundaries: Gravitational Approaches to the Challenges of Modern Cosmology
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Speaker: Mark Trodden, Center for Particle Cosmology, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract: 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 relevant scales.

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.
Host: Chung
Poster: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/twap/posters/2012/2352.pdf
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/09/07.html
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