Theoretical Cosmology LPNHE
    We are a small subgroup of the supernovae and cosmology group at the LPNHE,  consisting of one permanent staff member and, currently, two thesis students.
    The motivation for our current research is to contribute to an improved theoretical understanding of the dynamics of purely self-gravitating systems, with the specific case of dark matter in current cosmological models as an application.
    We approach the problem in the broader framework of research in statistical mechanics on the thermodynamics and dynamics of long-range interacting systems, of which gravity is just a specific case. This has led us recently to study, in particular, simplified one dimensional toy models, and specifically the case of gravity in one dimension (the "sheet model").
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December 24h 2008
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