Cosmology

Cosmology is the study of the large scale structure of the Universe, as well as its dynamics. Our group has been involved in the study and development of cosmological models, in particular to explain the accelerated phases of the cosmological evolution, dubbed inflationary phases.

For our latest developments/activities in this area, please see the listing below.


Latest Cosmology Publications

Black holes, gravitational waves and fundamental physics: a roadmap, L. Barack et al.,; arXiv:1806.05195 [gr-qc].

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Inflation with Planck: a survey of some "exotic" inflationary models, Cláudio Gomes, Orfeu Bertolami, João G. Rosa, Phys. Rev. D97, 104061 (2018); e-Print: arXiv:1803.08084 [hep-th].

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Scale-invariant scalar field dark matter through the Higgs portal, Catarina Cosme, João G. Rosa, Orfeu Bertolami, JHEP 1805, 129 (2018); e-Print: arXiv:1802.09434 [hep-ph].

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Electroweak phase transitions in multi-Higgs models: the case of Trinification-inspired THDSM, Thibault Vieu, António P. Morais, Roman Pasechnik; arXiv:1801.02670 [hep-ph].

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Adiabatic out-of-equilibrium solutions to the Boltzmann equation in warm inflation, Mar Bastero-Gil, Arjun Berera, Rudnei O. Ramos, João G. Rosa, JHEP 1802, 063 (2018)e-Print: arXiv:1711.09023 [hep-ph].

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Latest Cosmology News & Events

Is dark energy really constant?

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Tiago Barreiro
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room 32.3.30 CICFANO
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One well known problem of the standard cosmological constant model is the tension between the high level of clustering observed in the CMB and the one obtained from large-scale structures. This may be an indication that the way  dark energy affects clustering might differ from a simple cosmological constant.

Visit of Kunihito Uzawa

Professor Kunihito Uzawa from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, visited Gr@v in the last week of September 2018 and gave a seminar on "No-Go theorems for ekpyrosis from ten-dimensional supergravity". (In the photo with Eugen Radu.)

No-Go theorems for ekpyrosis from ten-dimensional supergravity

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Kunihito Uzawa, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
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room 32.1.3 CICFANO
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Abstract: In this talk, we present whether the new ekpyrotic scenario
can be embedded into ten-dimensional supergravity. We use that the
scalar potential obtained from flux compactifications of type II
supergravity with sources has a universal scaling with respect to the