Dartmouth College

Research Overview

The goal of Dartmouth College Theory Group is to decipher the universe. Will galaxies exist forever? Why is the universe dominated by matter instead of being composed of equal amounts of matter and antimatter? What is the fundamental principle underlying the apparent accelerated recession of the galaxies? What phase transitions did the constituents of the universe go through in the very early time before the microwave background was formed and what imprints did they leave on astronomical observations? What can we learn about the universe from observed deviations from large scale homogeneity?

Inflationary cosmology, early universe phase transitions, evolution and nature of dark energy, the role of nontopological solitons in cosmology, constraints on modified gravity with observational cosmology and the origin of life are some of the topics presently investigated.

Graduate students

Theory Group

Department Physics and Astronomy
Dartmouth College
6127 Wilder Laboratory
Hanover, NH 03747