Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

CEICO's Cosmology group focuses on fundamental problems posed by observations of our Universe.

We study the physics of the late Universe. Our main research is on dark energy as well as on the possibility that modifications of gravity could drive the observed accelerated expansion of the Universe. In order to be able to discriminate between the various models using observations, we work on developing new methods of analyzing the data from current and future surveys of large-scale structure. Some of our team members are part of the Large-Scale Synoptic Telescope project and the Euclid satellite consortium.

We also work on the physics of the early Universe. In particular, we investigate implications of the inflationary paradigm and study whether inflation can be embedded into theories of quantum gravity. We also research consistent alternative theories of the early Universe and look into ways in which such ideas may be discriminated, or refuted, by current and future observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background and large-scale structure.