Gravitational waves and cosmology

Thomas Konstandin, DESY

I will give an overview over the potential impact of (recent and future) observations of gravitational waves on cosmology and particle physics. This ranges from the measurement of the equation of state of QCD and the Hubble expansion parameter to (black hole) dark matter and inflation. I will dwell a little bit more on the connection to cosmological phase transitions that are mostly interesting to future space-based gravitational wave observatories.

(The slides will be available here)

Weekly Theory Seminar. Note the time!

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