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Phenomenology of dark energy and modified gravity with BINGO

Grant number: 16/04797-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2016
Effective date (End): June 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Extragalactic Astrophysics
Principal researcher:Elcio Abdalla
Grantee:André Alencar da Costa
Supervisor abroad: Richard Antony Battye
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Manchester, England  
Associated to the scholarship:13/26496-2 - Testing models of interaction between dark energy and dark matter, BP.PD


The cosmological observations indicate that the Universe is in an accelerated expansion phase. One possible simple explanation for that is a cosmological constant homogeneously and isotropically filling the entire space. However, this model suffers from serious theoretical problems and there is still room for other exotic explanations. The usual approach consists in writing down a Lagrangian with extra fields and specific interactions, hoping to constrain its parameters and free functions with the available data. On the other hand, the effective action approach, inspired in particle physics, is an attempt to build a general quadratic Lagrangian for perturbations based only on the knowledge of the field content of the dark sector, which is sufficient to generate equations of motion for linearized perturbations. Thus, the comparison with data allows us to constrain whole classes of theoretical models. We intend to follow this approach and use several cosmological data to determine the space of parameters allowed by them. In particular, the next generation of cosmological observations will make use of the 21cm HI emission line as a tracer of the matter content and BINGO is a pathfinder for them. (AU)

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OLIVARI, L. C.; DICKINSON, C.; BATTYE, R. A.; MA, Y. -Z.; COSTA, A. A.; REMAZEILLES, M.; HARPER, S.. Cosmological parameter forecasts for HI intensity mapping experiments using the angular power spectrum. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 473, n. 3, p. 4242-4256, . (16/04797-9)

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