The John Bahcall Lecture in Astrophysics: "Cosmology into the next decade "
Professor Matias Zaldarriaga
Richard Black Professor of Astrophysics
School of Natural Sciences
The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Professor Matias Zaldarriaga is a Guest Lecturer at the Emilio Segre Distinguished Lectures in Physics endowed by Raymond and Beverly Sackler for the academic year 2022/2023, delivering the annual John Bahcall Astrophysics Lecture.
In this talk, I will be reviewing the observations that have contributed to the development of the Standard Cosmological Model. I will argue that as we seek to address many of the remaining questions, the field of observational Cosmology is transitioning to a more complex phase, where we are attempting to gather information from the late Universe on smaller scales. Specifically, I will be focusing on the challenging task of modeling galaxy clustering, and presenting some of the recent results in this area. Finally, I will be discussing the prospects for future theoretical developments.