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Research Overview

Research at the Institute covers theoretical and observational cosmology and astrophysics, and their interface, and is supported by STFC, Royal Society and European Union grants. The ICG is an associate member of the South East Physics network (SEPNet), and is a member of a number of projects which are listed here.

Most of our research falls under three broad categories:

EARLY UNIVERSE AND PARTICLE COSMOLOGY

  • Inflation

  • Brane-world Cosmology and String Cosmology

  • Primordial Perturbations

  • Reheating after Inflation

STRUCTURE FORMATION IN THE UNIVERSE

  • The Cosmic Microwave Background

  • Galaxy Surveys

  • Dark Energy

  • Gravitational Lensing

  • Cosmic Magnetic Fields

  • Gravitational Waves

  • Nonlinear Perturbations

GALAXY EVOLUTION

  • Stellar Population Models

  • Chemical Evolution

  • Galaxies at Low and High Redshift

  • Active Galactic Nuclei