July 9, 2020 to January 31, 2025
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Testing the equivalence principle on cosmological scales

Dec 7, 2021, 3:00 PM
1h 20m


Camille Bonvin (Geneva U.)


The weak equivalence principle is one of the cornerstones of general relativity. Its validity has been tested with impressive precision in the Solar System, with experiments involving baryonic matter and light. However, on cosmological scales and when dark matter is concerned, the validity of this principle is still unknown. In this talk I will show how relativistic effects in the large-scale structure can be used to test whether dark matter obeys the weak equivalence principle. I will present forecasts for this new test of gravity for future surveys like the SKA.

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