Cosmology - Structure Formation

One of the major goals in Cosmology is to probe the evolution and distribution of the large- scale structures (LSS), constituted by the vast network of galaxies, clusters, filaments and voids in the Universe. The team led by Dr Charles Jose works towards this goal by using numerical simulations and analytic models. They also investigate if one can use new statistical tools to characterise the distribution of observed galaxies in the Universe and extract information from it. Such research will help shed light on the dark sector of the cosmos by putting limits on the amounts of dark matter and dark energy and can place stringent constraints on the initial conditions in the Universe.