ACP Seminar (Astronomy - Cosmology - Particle Physics)

Speaker: Jean-Philippe Uzan (IAP)
Title: Testing local isotropy with weak lensing
Date (JST): Tue, Dec 18, 2012, 15:30 - 16:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 804.pdf
Abstract: Spatial local isotropy is one of the properties that underlies the Copernican principle which plays a central role in the construction of the standard cosmological model. I will recall the formulation of this principle and summarize its implications. I will then describe a test based on weak lensing observations, that I recently proposed in collaboration with Cyril Pitrou and Thiago Pereira and that hopefully can be implemented with the Euclid observations.