Cosmological Tests of Gravitational Physics using Large Scale Structure Formation

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09120026

Abstract

It is a prime interest to understand gravitational physics and to develop cosmological applications exploiting the next generation of surveys, scheduled to be launched in the near future, such as SDSS3, DES, XCS, JDEM or EUCLID. The future precision surveys are promising to resolve outstanding problems in modern physics. With the level of precision available in future surveys, we can use the high resolution maps expected to be gained from next-generation surveys to test the foundations of gravity and particle physics. The gravity known to us at solar system scales (GR: general relativity) is possibly challenged at cosmological scales. The measured cosmic acceleration that we have ascribed to the presence of dark energy (DE) could be a signal that GR is broken in some way.