"Precision Physics for Sky Surveys" by Mikhail Solon (Caltech)

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:45am to 11:45am
TEP Seminars

Precision Physics for Sky Surveys

Mikhail Solon

California Institute of Technology


Sky surveys in the coming decades hold exciting prospects for understanding the nature of dark matter, primordial fluctuations in the early universe, and gravitational wave sources. Precise predictions with controlled theoretical uncertainties will be crucial for meaningful interpretation of data. This situation presents an opportunity for particle physicists to make an impact through novel application of methods such as renormalization, effective field theory, and scattering amplitudes. I will describe how quantum field theory tools transplant to this new arena and how it enables precision physics in dark matter searches, large scale structure surveys, and gravitational wave astronomy.

Event Attachments: 
4-330 PAB