Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

Ippocratis Saltas

PhD:  University of Sussex, 2012
2017-  Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences; Postdoc 
2014-17 Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Lisbon, Postdoc
2012-14 Particle Theory Group, University of Nottingham; Postdoc
Email: fnygnf@smh.pm
Phone: +420 26605 2173
Address: Office 240
Na Slovance 1999/2
182 21 Praha 8, Czech Republic

My research is aimed at understanding the physics of gravity, at both the smallest and the largest scales in the Universe, corresponding to very early and late times in the course of the cosmological evolution.
I am particularly interested in the fascinating physics and initial conditions of the very early stages of our Universe after the Big Bang, and the observational signatures of quantum gravity as well as theories beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. I also spend some of my time investigating a potential UV completion for quantum gravity, within the context of Steven Weinberg's exciting non-perturbative scenario of Asymptotic Safety.
At the same time, I am trying to understand the way gravity works at large scales in the Universe, challenging the standard paradigm of Einstein’s General Relativity, through the study of the dynamics of large-scale structures such as galaxies and galaxy clusters.

Selected Publications

  • E. J. Copeland, C. Rhamede, I. D. Saltas, Asymptotically Safe Starobinsky Inflation,
    Phys.Rev. D (2015) [arXiv:1311.0881 [hep-th]]
  • I. D. Saltas, I. Sawicki, L. Amendola, M. Kunz, Anisotropic Stress as a Signature of Nonstandard Propagation of Gravitational Waves,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. (2014) [arXiv:1406.7139 [astro-ph]]

For a complete list of publications see INSPIRE-HEP.