Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

Ippocratis Saltas

PhD:  University of Sussex, 2012
2020- Institute of Physics, CAS; Senior Researcher
2017-20  Institute of Physics, CAS; 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 main research interest revolves around investigating the way gravity works, at the smallest and largest scales in the Universe.

At cosmological scales, I am researching the pattern and dynamics of large-scale structures in the Universe such as galaxy clusters, as well as the physics of gravitational waves and their implications for the elusive dark energy.

At the same time, I am interested in the fascinating physics of solar evolution and helioseismology, and the information these may reveal about fundamental physics, in particular, our understanding of gravity at stellar scales.

The rest of my time I spend investigating the high-energy properties of gravity theories aiming to explain dark energy or the Big Bang, and their observational imprints in the context of future missions such as Euclid or LISA.

Selected Publications

  • I. D. Saltas & I. Lopes, "Obtaining Precision Constraints on Modified Gravity with Helioseismology", Phys.Rev.Lett. 123 (2019) 9, 091103  
    [arXiv:1909.02552 [astro-ph.CO]]
  • I.D. Saltas, I. Sawicki, I. Lopes, “White dwarfs and revelations”, JCAP 05 (2018) 028, [arXiv:1803.00541v1 [astro-ph.CO]]
  • 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.