Cosmology and the Distant Universe

Cosmology is the study of the evolution of the Universe. At Cornell we study all aspects of cosmology, ranging from the physics of inflation in the very early Universe to the development of large scale structure at modest redshift to the underlying cause of the present phase of accelerated expansion. Our dual goals are to understand basic physical principles and to identify specific observations to test theoretical ideas.

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Nicholas Battaglia

Assistant Professor

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Rachel Bean

Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Astronomy

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Martha P. Haynes

Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Astronomy

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Michael Niemack

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

All research areas

Black Holes and Neutron Stars    Cosmology and the Distant Universe    Disks and Jets    Extreme Physics and Astrophysics of Compact Objects    Galaxies Across the Universe    Planetary Exploration and Exoplanets