Cosmology is one of the great scientific successes of the last century, but we find ourselves in a bizarre universe, ever expanding and dominated by dark matter and dark energy, whose nature we have yet to determine. So, what’s next for cosmology? In this talk, I’ll review where we are, and what we know, but also address the question of where cosmology will go next.
is a Welsh astrophysicist, who is best known for his work on dark energy, gravitational lensing and galactic cannibalism. Lewis is a Professor of Astrophysics (Teaching and Research) at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, part of the University of Sydney's School of Physics. He is head of the Gravitational Astrophysics Group, is the Associate Head for Research, and holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship.
He is co-author, with Dr Luke Barnes, of “A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos”.