AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Thomas Tram, AIAS Fellow

Understanding the Universe — from the smallest to the largest

2017.12.12 | AIAS

Date Mon 28 May
Time 14:15 14:15
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C

Abstract

95% of the stuff in our Universe consists of something that is not part of the current model of particle physics. We divide this unknown stuff into two categories, which we call Dark Matter and Dark Energy. As their names suggest, both substances are invisible, but their existence has nevertheless been established beyond reasonable doubt. In this talk, I will explain what we currently know about our Universe and how we know it.

Short bio

As a theoretical cosmologist I test the fundamental physical laws governing our Universe by comparing theoretical models to observations. The parameter space is multidimensional so inference relies on Monte Carlo methods. This necessitates fast model computations while the increasing fidelity of the data calls for high accuracy. I excel at developing fast and accurate numerical tools for model computations and data analysis.

Thomas Tram's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary.  Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.

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