A new Golden Age: Testing General Relativity with Cosmology

Rachel Bean, Pedro Ferreira, Andy Taylor

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Gravity drives the evolution of the Universe and is at the heart of its complexity. Einstein’s field equations can be used to work out the detailed dynamics of space and time and to calculate the emergence of large-scale structure in the distribution of galaxies and radiation. Over the past few years, it has become clear that cosmological observations can be used not only to constrain different world models within the context of Einstein gravity but also to constrain the theory of gravity itself. In these proceedings, we look at different aspects of this new field in which cosmology is used to test theories of gravity with a wide range of observations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4941-4946
JournalPhilosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2011

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