TH Theoretical Seminar

Cosmological perturbations beyond linear order

by Diego Blas Temino (CERN)

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 4-3-006 - TH Conference Room )
Cosmological perturbation theory is the standard tool to understand the formation of the large scale structure in the Universe. However, its degree of applicability is limited by the growth of the amplitude of the matter perturbations with time. This problem can be tackled with by using N-body simulations or analytical techniques that go beyond the linear calculation. In my talk, I'll summarise some recent efforts in the latter that ameliorate the bad convergence of the standard perturbative expansion. The new techniques allow better analytical control on observables (as the matter power spectrum) over scales very relevant to understand the expansion history and formation of structure in the Universe.