NEW POSITIONS AVAILABLE SOON! SEE BELOW. In the LUSTRE (Local UniverSe Tests of gRavity and dark Energy) we aim to run constrained simulations of the local universe assuming both hypotheses but focusing on the effect of modifications to gravity, in an effort to provide new independent ways of ruling one in or out. This project is conducted in Polish-German collaboration based on bilateral funding obtained in the BEETHOVEN Classic 3 scheme. The German partner is prof. Noam Libeskind from AIP Leibniz Institute Potsdam. To summarize: this project – aims at using the Local Universe as a cosmological laboratory to probe the fundamental physics of general relativity and cosmic acceleration. The main goals of the project are: - to use the detailed view of the Local Universe for testing the nature of dark energy and cosmic acceleration - to provide new independent constraints on the parameter space of standard and alternative cosmological models
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