Cosmology from large scale structure: new ways to probe galaxy surveys for dark energy and the initial conditions.
"The physical modeling of the dark matter halo mass distribution is key to understanding the complex mechanisms that drive the late time cosmic structure formation. Over the past decades the halo mass function has been primarily investigated using numerical N-body simulations. In this talk I will review recent numerical studies and discuss the physical significance of the results in the light of the path-integral formulation of the Excursion Set Theory."
10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet
75205,Paris cedex 13, France
Room 454A-Luc Valentin