Dec 13 – 18, 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

High-precision cosmology and inhomogeneities: exact results in the geodesic light-cone gauge

Dec 14, 2015, 5:35 PM
Level 2, Room 13 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 2, Room 13

International Conference Centre Geneva


Giuseppe Fanizza (Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro")


The remarkable properties of the recently proposed geodesic light-cone (GLC) gauge allow to get some new interesting results to face the problem of inhomogeneities and their backreaction. Indeed, GLC simply consists of gauge fixing the metric tensor on the past light-cone of the observer. Thanks to this choice, several interesting physical observables, related to photons, can be evaluated within this framework. In this talk, we will present an overview on these recent results: in particular, we will show how the geodesic deviation equation can be exactly solved, giving an exact expression for the so called Jacobi map. Furthermore, its link with cosmological distances and weak gravitational lensing will be discussed.

Primary author

Giuseppe Fanizza (Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro")

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