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Three tests of ΛCDM

Carlos J. A. P. Martins

The observational evidence for the acceleration of the universe demonstrates that canonical theories of gravitation and particle physics are incomplete, if not incorrect. The next generation of astronomical facilities must both be able to carry out precision consistency tests of the standard cosmological model and search for evidence of new physics beyond it. I will describe some of these tests, and discuss prospects for facilities relevant for CAUP, specifically ESPRESSO, Euclid and CODEX. I will also comment on recent indications for new physics emerging from CMB data.

2012 March 21, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia