SMuK 2021 – scientific programme
SYAW 1.1: Prize Talk
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 10:15–10:45, Audimax
Prospects for understanding the physics of the Universe — •Hiranya Peiris — University College London, U.K. — Oskar Klein Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden — Laureate of the Max-Born-Prize 2021
The remarkable progress in cosmology over the last decades has been driven by the close interplay between theory and observations. Observational discoveries have led to a standard model of cosmology with ingredients that are not present in the standard model of particle physics: dark matter, dark energy, and a primordial origin for cosmic structure. Their physical nature remains a mystery, motivating a new generation of ambitious sky surveys. However, it has become clear that formidable modelling and analysis challenges stand in the way of establishing how these ingredients fit into fundamental physics. I will discuss progress in harnessing advanced machine-learning techniques to address these challenges, giving some illustrative examples.