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Constraining modified gravity theories with void properties

Grant number: 16/19647-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2017
Effective date (End): October 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy
Principal Investigator:Marcos Vinicius Borges Teixeira Lima
Grantee:Rodrigo Voivodic
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/06451-0 - A new method for the fast generation of halo catalogues in modified gravity, BE.EP.DR


In this project we will study the detection and use of cosmological voids, i.e. large empty spaces of low density in the universe. The Main focus will be the study, implementation and improvement of specific detectors, especially those who work in real galaxies catalogs.In addition, we will study their properties, e.g. abundance and profiles, and how they can be used to constraint cosmological parameters and modified gravity theories. We will also have a theoretical study and detailed numerical implementations of the different void properties. (AU)