The Limits of Cosmology

by Joseph Silk (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)

Thursday, 8 June 2017 from to (Europe/Vienna)
at Atominstitut ( Hörsaal )
One of our greatest challenges in cosmology is understanding the origin of the structure of the universe, and in particular the formation of the galaxies. I will describe how the fossil radiation from the beginning of the universe, the cosmic microwave background, has provided a window for probing the initial conditions from which structure evolved and seeded the formation of the galaxies, and the outstanding issues that remain to be resolved. I will address our optimal choice of future strategy in order to make further progress on understanding our cosmic origins.