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Group “Fundamental Interactions”

The Cosmology Team is comprised of researchers having an expertise in Cosmology, General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and Particle Physics who collaborate and share contracts with several national and international groups of theoreticians, cosmologists, astronomers, astrophysicists and particle physicists.

Context of our researches. Flooded for over a decade with a massive quantity of high quality data, cosmology has finally become a fertile domain of research, the ideal ground where predictions from fundamental physics, particle physics and general relativity can be tested and falsified. This abundance of information has recently led to the discovery of phenomena and physical signals that were completely unexpected, such as the accelerated expansion of the universe, as well as phenomena that were expected since long, but undetected so far, such as gravitational waves.

The core of our activities is oriented along three main research axes:

  • Understanding the physics of the large scale structure of the universe by studying how the structures grow in different regimes using statistical tools. We want to gauge the contribution of the different forms of matter (standard and dark) and we aim at extracting the values of fundamental observables of the standard model of cosmology.
  • Unveiling the nature of dark energy by studying the rich phenomenology of the acceleration of the universe. The goal is to refine our knowledge of the dark sector of the universe either empirically, by exploring whether the standard description of gravity, the general theory of relativity, fails on large (infrared) cosmic scales, either theoretically, by exploring which non-standard model of gravity might generalize the current paradigm.
  • Assessing the consistency of the physical foundations of the model of cosmology by challenging fundamental assumptions adopted in cosmological inferences, in order to secure the conceptual basis of the paradigm used in interpreting cosmological observations.

Directory of Members

Baratta Philippe PhD candidate
Bel Julien University faculty
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Fernandez-Cid Adrian PhD candidate
Kuntz Adrien PhD candidate
Marinoni Christian University faculty
Chef de l’équipe « Cosmologie »
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Piazza Federico University faculty
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Schücker Thomas University faculty
Chef du Groupe « Interactions fondamentales »
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Taxil Pierre University faculty
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Virey Jean-Marc University faculty
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List of Publications

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Preprint, Working paper
André Tilquin, Thomas Schucker
On a sneezing universe
Journal article
Louis Perenon, Federico Piazza, Christian Marinoni, Lam Hui
Phenomenology of dark energy: general features of large-scale perturbations
JCAP, 2015, 2015 (11), pp.029. ⟨10.1088/1475-7516/2015/11/029 ⟩
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Alberto Nicolis, Riccardo Penco, Federico Piazza, Riccardo Rattazzi
Zoology of condensed matter: framids, ordinary stuff, extra-ordinary stuff
Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2015, 2015 (6), pp.155. ⟨10.1007/JHEP06(2015)155⟩
Journal article
Jérôme Gleyzes, David Langlois, Federico Piazza, Filippo Vernizzi
New Class of Consistent Scalar-Tensor Theories
Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society, 2015, 114 (21), pp.211101. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.211101⟩
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Jérôme Gleyzes, David Langlois, Federico Piazza, Filippo Vernizzi
Exploring gravitational theories beyond Horndeski
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Institute of Physics (IOP), 2015, 2015 (02), pp.018. ⟨10.1088/1475-7516/2015/02/018⟩
Journal article
Jose Beltrán Jiménez, Vincenzo Salzano, Ruth Lazkoz
Anisotropic expansion and SNIa: an open issue
Physics Letters, Elsevier, 2015, 741, pp.168
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Jose Beltrán Jiménez, Lavinia Heisenberg, Gonzalo Olmo, Christophe Ringeval
Cascading dust inflation in Born-Infeld gravity
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Institute of Physics (IOP), 2015, 2015 (11), pp.046. ⟨10.1088/1475-7516/2015/11/046⟩
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A. M. Oliveira, Hermano Velten, J. C. Fabris, L. Casarini
Neutron Stars in Rastall Gravity
Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2015, 92 (4), pp.044020 ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.92.044020⟩
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Ismael Ayuso, Jose Beltrán Jiménez, Alvaro de la Cruz Dombriz
On the consistency of universally non-minimally coupled $f(R,T,R_{\mu\nu}T^{\mu\nu})$ theories
Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2015, 91 (10), pp.104003 ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.91.104003⟩
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Kai Hoffmann, Julien Bel, Enrique Gaztanaga, Martin Crocce, Pablo Fosalba, Francisco J. Castander
Measuring the growth of matter fluctuations with third-order galaxy correlations
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy P - Oxford Open Option A, 2015, MNRAS, 4471 (2), pp.1724
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