Friday, February 8, 2013
Cosmology 2017: Testing Gravity, Dark Energy, and Neutrinos
Eric Linder, Co-Director, Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Nearly 15 years after discovery of the acceleration of the universe, where does our understanding of the physics stand, and what lies ahead? Beyond the equation of state of dark energy there is its microphysics, the laws of gravity and growth of structure. I highlight the upcoming revolution from mapping the cosmological density and velocity fields in 3D and its potential to greatly improve tests of cosmology, gravity, and neutrino mass -- in the next 5 years.