Top: Vitória with UFES at the bottom.
Bottom: inside UFES, in front of the PPGFis building.
D.C. Rodrigues, O.F. Piattella and V. Marra.
News: III José Plínio Baptista School of Cosmology: Registration Now Open!
Cosmo-ufes is a research group that is part of the Physics Department of UFES (the Federal University of Espírito Santo). It was founded in 1983 by Professors Antônio Brasil Batista and José Plinio Baptista. Currently, our research group is coordinated by Prof. Júlio Fabris. The group maintains collaborations with researchers from various universities and research centers in Brazil and abroad, for instance Bielefeld U. (Germany), CBPF (Brazil), Heidelberg U. (Germany), Jyväskylä U. (Finland), OCA (France), Paris-VI U. (France), PUCV (Chile), UFBA (Brazil), UFJF (Brazil), UFRJ (Brazil)...
Research areas: Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation.
Main topics: dark matter, dark energy, black holes, general relativity, extensions and alternatives to general relativity, cosmic microwave background (CMB), large scale structure (LSS), general properties of galaxies and galaxy clusters, supernovae, gravitational lensing, tests of homogeneity and isotropy...
Publications: automatic list of some publications here.
Research grants: Besides by UFES, the group's research is funded by the Brazilian research agencies CAPES, CNPq and FAPES.
Mailing lists: i) seminars and mini courses, ii) journal club.
Journal club: discussions on Wednesdays at 11:00, see voxcharta.
Calendar: see activities.
Book: Structure Formation in an Expanding Universe
The mini courses and seminars presented in the I José Plinio Baptista School of Cosmology can now be found in book form.
The standard cosmological model is based on an expanding universe which is, at very large scales, homogeneous and isotropic. However, at local, small scales, the observed universe displays very complex structures like galaxies, clusters of galaxies, filaments and voids. One of the main problems in cosmology today is to understand how these local inhomogeneities are formed out of a global homogeneous universe, the so-called structure formation in an expanding universe. The understanding of this problem requires very sophisticated theoretical and observational tools. This book is composed of a series of texts reviewing the different aspects of this problem. The presentation is highly pedagogical. These texts have been written by specialists in the problem of structure formation in the universe. The book is addressed to researchers working in cosmology and gravitation, as well as to graduating students in these domains.
Editors: Júlio C. Fabris, Oliver F. Piattella, Davi C. Rodrigues, Winfried Zimdahl
Publisher: EDUFES (2014)
To order a printed copy, please contact us. The electronic version can now be found here.