Section Editors

Section Board for 'Cosmology' (40)

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Prof. Dr. Antonino Del Popolo
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Section Editor-in-Chief
1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
2. INFN, sezione di Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
Interests: cosmological physics; CDM models; extra-planetary systems; gravitational systems
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Prof. Dr. Joan Solà Peracaula
Departament de Física Quàntica i Astrofísica and Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB), Universitat de Barcelona, Avinguda Diagonal 647 E-08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Interests: vacuum energy; dark matter; dark energy; inflation; particle physics and cosmology; general relativity; tests of gravity; variation of fundamental constants
Dr. Pier Stefano Corasaniti
1. LUTH, Observatoire de Paris, 5 place Jules Janssen, 9219 Meudon, France
2. Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, 98 bis bd Arago, 75014 Paris, France
Interests: cosmology; large-scale structures; galaxy clusters; cosmic structure formation; N-body simulations; dark energy; dark matter; high-redshift universe; astrophysics; astrostatistics
Dr. Geraint Pratten
School of Physics and Astronomy and Institute for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
Interests: Gravitational waves; source modelling; Bayesian data analysis; numerical relativity; black holes; neutron stars; cosmology; large scale structure
Dr. Martin Sahlén
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden
Interests: cosmology; galaxy astrophysics; dark energy; dark matter; large-scale structure; clusters of galaxies; cosmic voids; first galaxies; cosmic dawn; reionization; philosophy of cosmology
Dr. Javier Rubio
Helsinki Institute of Physics, University of Helsinki, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: cosmology; inflation; early universe; particle cosmology; scale symmetry; Higgs inflation,; dark energy; dark matter
Dr. Martin Kunz
University of Geneva 24, rue General Dufour 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: Dark energy; Cosmic microwave background; Topological defects; Inflation; Modified gravity; Euclid Collaboration
Prof. Dr. Xuelei Chen
A429, National Astronomical Observatories, 20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: large scale structure; cosmic microwave background; formation of first objects and reionization
Prof. Dr. Antonaldo Diaferio
Department of Physics, University of Torino, Torino 10125, Italy
Interests: cosmology; theory of gravitation; large-scale structure of the universe
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Prof. Dr. Rosa Poggiani
Department of Physics, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: gravitational wave physics; high energy astrophysics; Multi-messenger astronomy; time domain astronomy; novae and cataclysmic variables; blazars; experimental physics of fundamental interactions; antimatter physics; cryogenics; ultra high vacuum techniques
Prof. Dr. Dmitry Gorbunov
1. Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Sciences, 117312 Moscow, Russia
2. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 141700 Dolgoprudny, Russia
Interests: quantum field theory; particle physics phenomenology; physics beyond the Standard Model; cosmology
Dr. Christian Byrnes
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
Interests: cosmology; inflation; non-gaussianity of the primordial density perturbation; primordial black holes; reheating
Prof. Dr. Sergey Sushkov

Kazan Federal University, Kazan 420008, Russian
Interests: wormholes; black holes; modified gravity; Horndeski theory
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Prof. Dr. Kirill A. Bronnikov
VNIIMS, 46 Ozernaya Str., 119361 Moscow, Russia
RUDN University, Moscow Miklukho-Maklaya str. 6 , Moscow , Russia
Interests: wormholes; black holes; multidimensional gravity; scalar-tensor gravity; stability
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Prof. Dr. Xavier Calmet
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex, BN1 4GE Sussex, UK
Interests: black holes; cosmology; general relativity; information theory; mathematical physics; particle astrophysics; quantum field theory; quantum gravity; quantum metrology; theoretical particle physics; theoretical physics
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Prof. Dr. Jodi A. Cooley
Department of Physics, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75205, USA
Interests: experimental particle dark matter
Prof. Dr. Jenni Adams
School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Interests: cosmology and astroparticle physics; High energy neutrino detection; inflationary phase transition and related phenomena; large scale structure formation in the universe
Prof. Dr. Stephon Alexander
Department of Physics & Astronomy, HB 6127, Wilder Lab, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
Interests: theoretical cosmology; cosmological constant problem; baryogenesis; cosmic inflation; structure formation; singularity resolution; quantum fields in curved spaces; string cosmology; quantum gravity; string theory; modified theories of gravity; loop quantum gravity; spin foams; geometry and math of music; instrument acoustic modelling
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Prof. Dr. Jean-Michel Alimi
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Laboratoty Universe and Theories, UMR 8102 CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon, France
Interests: cosmological physics; numerical cosmology; large scale structure formation; scalar-tensor and modified gravity theory; backreaction and inhomogeneous universes
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Prof. Dr. Pedro Pina Avelino
Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP), Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto, Portugal
Interests: cosmology; structure formation; cosmic defects; dark energy; dark matter; varying fundamental couplings; modified gravity
Dr. Adam Balcerzak
Institute of Physics, University of Szczecin, Wielkopolska 15, 70-451 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: inhomogeneous universes; dark energy; varying fundamental constants; modified gravity; braneworld cosmology; quantum cosmology
Prof. Dr. Aurélien Barrau
Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie, Université Grenoble-Alpes, CNRS-IN2P3 53, Avenue des Martyrs, 38026 Grenoble Cedex, France
Interests: cosmology, phenomenology of quantum gravity; diffusion of particles in the galaxy; black holes; general relativity
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Dr. Nicole F. Bell
School of Physics, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Interests: Dark Matter; LHC collider phenomenology; Baryogenesis and Leptogenesis; Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics; Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology; Particle Physics beyond the Standard Model
Prof. Dr. Alfio Bonanno
1. INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, via S.Sofia 78, I-9 5123 Catania, Italy
2. INFN, Sezione di Catania, via S. Sofia 64, I-95123,Catania, Italy
Interests: theoretical cosmology; stellar magnetic fields; quantum gravity
Prof. Dr. Yi-Fu Cai
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Department of Astronomy, School of Physical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, 96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China
Interests: bounce cosmology; inflation; dark energy; curvaton; curvature perturbation; primordial gravitational waves; cosmic microwave background; modified gravity; black holes; cosmic strings; cosmological perturbations
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Prof. Dr. Jaime Haro Cases
Department of Mathematics, School of Mathematics and Statistics (FME), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Carrer de Jordi Girona, 1, 3, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: dark energy; dark matter; cosmology
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Prof. Dr. Carlo R. Contaldi
Theoretical Physics, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Interests: Physics of the very early Universe; Inflation and structure formation; Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB); Gravitational waves; Statistics and inference in observational Cosmology
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Dimopoulos
Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK
Interests: theoretical cosmology; cosmic inflation; dark energy; cosmological perturbations; primordial magnetic fields; primordial black holes; modified gravity
Prof. Dr. Peter Dunsby
Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, 7701 Rondebosch, South Africa
Interests: cosmology; dark energy; extensions of general relativity; exact solutions in general relativity; dynamical systems applied to cosmology; inhomogeneous cosmology; structure formation; cosmic microwave background anisotropies; relativistic astrophysics
Prof. Dr. Júlio César Fabris
Núcleo Cosmo UFES, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Campus Goiabeiras, 14 - Goiabeiras, Vitória - ES, 29075-910, Brazil
Interests: cosmology; dark energy; black holes; quantum cosmology
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Prof. Dr. Chao-Qiang Geng
Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, East District, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300044, R.O.C.
Interests: particle physics phenomenology; dark energy; dark matter; cosmology
Prof. Dr. Tina Kahniashvili
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1. McWilliams Center for Cosmology, Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
2. Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Ilia State University, Kakutsa Cholokashvili Avenue 3/5 Tbilisi, 0162, Georgia
Interests: Theoretical Cosmology: Cosmic Microwave Background; Fundamental Symmetries Tests; Early Universe (Generation of Perturbations); Gravitational Waves; Cosmological Magnetic Fields; Large-Scale Structure Formation; Neutrinos in Cosmology; Dark Energy and Dark Matter Interactions; Modified Gravity; Astro-particle Physics/High Energy Astrophysics/Fluid Dynamics: Cosmic Magnetic Fields; Hydro and MHD Turbulence; Gamma Ray Bursts; Cosmic Rays
Prof. Dr. Maxim Yu. Khlopov
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1. President of Center for Cosmopartilce physics "Cosmion" and Full Professor of National Research Nuclear University ”Moscow Engineering Physics Institute”, 115409, Moscow, Russia
2. Director of Virtual Institute of Astroparticle Physics, Universit ́e de Paris, CNRS, Astroparticule et Cosmologie, F-75013 Paris, France
3. Principal Researcher Institute of Physics, Southern Federal University, 344006, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Interests: cosmoparticle physics; cosmology and particle physics; physics of dark matter and the early universe; physics beyond the standard model
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Prof. David Fonseca Mota
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, 0315 Oslo, Norway
Interests: computational cosmology; numerical simulations; theoretical cosmology; dark energy; cosmology of high energy physics beyond the standard model of particle physics; cosmology of gravity models beyond general relativity
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Prof. Dr. Shinji Mukohyama
Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwakecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
Interests: inflation; dark energy; dark matter; alternative gravity theories; cosmological perturbation; string cosmology; braneworld cosmology; black hole thermodynamics; holographic principle; test of gravity
Prof. Dr. Thomas Naumann
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen, Germany
Interests: Particle physics and its connections to astrophysics and cosmology, multiverse, anthropic principle
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Special Issue in Universe: The Multiverse
Prof. Dr. David Polarski

Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, Université de Montpellier & CNRS UMR 5221, F-34095 Montpellier, France
Interests: Theoretical cosmology: Dark Energy (DE) models and late-time accelerated expansion of the Universe; modified gravity DE models / bouncing Universes; linear growth of matter perturbations; Inflationary models; Quantum-to-Classical transition of primordial perturbations; Primordial Black Holes (PBH); Primordial Gravitational Waves Background
Dr. Pat Scott
School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: Dark matter; astroparticle physics; beyond-Standard Model particle phenomenology; cosmology; astrostatistics; computational methods; global fits
Dr. Andrew J. Tolley
1. Department of Physics, Imperial College of London, South Kensington, London SW7 2BU, UK
2. Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
Interests: Gravity; Dark Energy; Black Holes; Cosmic Inflation; Massive Gravity; Quantum Field Theory in curved spacetime; Effective Field Theories; Modified Gravity; Extra Dimensions; String Cosmology; Early Universe; Cosmological constant problem; High-energy Physics; Quantum Cosmology; Gravitational Waves
Dr. Matthieu Tristram
Laboratoire de l’Accélérateur Linéaire (CNRS-IN2P3), 91898 Orsay, France
Interests: Cosmology; Primordial Universe; Inflation; Dark Energy; Cosmic Structure Formation; Reionization
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