The Cosmology Group is actively working on the study of the principal components of the Universe, i.e. Dark Matter and Dark Energy.


Ongoing Activities:

  • Study of the properties and evolution of Dark Matter and Dark Energy through weak gravitational lensing (Scaramella, Cardone, Maoli, Xinzhong)
  • Theoretical models of Dark Energy and Modified Gravity and related observational tests (Cardone, Scaramella, Maoli, Xinzhong)
  • The effect of Cold and Warm Dark Matter on the properties of galaxies and their redshift evolution; comparison with observations (Menci, Lamastra, Castellano, Grazian)
  • Semi-analytical models of galaxy formation (Menci, Lamastra)