Cosmological insight into fundamental physics


(2010). Cosmological insight into fundamental physics. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/10120050


Cosmological insight into fundamental physics. Perimeter Institute, Dec. 01, 2010, https://pirsa.org/10120050


          @misc{ pirsa_10120050,
            doi = {10.48660/10120050},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/10120050},
            author = {},
            keywords = {Quantum Foundations},
            language = {en},
            title = {Cosmological insight into fundamental physics},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2010},
            month = {dec},
            note = {PIRSA:10120050 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}


Tamara Davis The last decade of astrophysics has shown more than ever before that cosmology can teach us about the nuts-and-bolts of basic physics. This has been driven by the discovery of the accelerating universe (dark energy) --- the theories being proposed to explain dark energy often invoke new physics such as brane-worlds arising from fledgling models of quantum-gravity. It has become evident that the large timescales and spatial-scales probed by cosmology allow us to learn about fundamental physics in a way inaccessible to any earth-bound experiment. This talk will review my work as part of the ESSENCE and SDSS supernova surveys, and the WiggleZ Baryon Acoustic Oscillation survey, to test new fundamental physics. I'll present the latest data and discuss how the cosmological constraints will be improved in the future with more data, different types of data, and improved analysis techniques.