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Dr. Afshordi dabbles in Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Physics of gravity and is obsessed with observational hints that could help address problems in fundamental physics.
Dr. Afshordi has a comprehensive and ambitious research program which spans a wide area, ranging from Astrophysics and Cosmology to Fundamental Physics, and includes a diverse spectrum of observational, numerical, and analytic components. The program aims at connecting deep questions and mysteries in fundamental physics to novel observational results and/or techniques, which can be used to shed light on the true nature of the laws that govern our Universe. The areas that he and his group are currently focused on are:
Phenomenology of Dark Energy, cosmological modifications of General Relativity, and large scale structure of the Universe
Universal clustering of dark matter in phase space
Jesus Zavala, Niayesh Afshordi. Aug 11, 2015. 7 pp.
Published in Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 457 (2016) no.1, 986-992
e-Print: arXiv:1508.02713 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF
Cosmological bounds on TeV-scale physics and beyond
Niayesh Afshordi (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys. & Waterloo U.), Elliot Nelson (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys. & Penn State U., University Park, IGC). Mar 31, 2015. 16 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) no.8, 083505
Conference: C15-08-04 Proceedings
e-Print: arXiv:1504.00012 [hep-th] | PDF
Transient Weak-Lensing by Cosmological Dark Matter Microhaloes
Sohrab Rahvar (Sharif U. of Tech. & Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys.), Shant Baghram (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys. & IPM, Tehran & Waterloo U.), Niayesh Afshordi (Waterloo U. & Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys.). Oct 20, 2013. 15 pp.
Published in Phys.Rev. D89 (2014) no.6, 063001
e-Print: arXiv:1310.5412 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF
First measurement of the bulk flow of nearby galaxies using the cosmic microwave background
Guilhem Lavaux (Waterloo U. & Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys. & Illinois U., Urbana & Johns Hopkins U.), Niayesh Afshordi, Michael J. Hudson (Waterloo U. & Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys.). Jul 2012. 19 pp.
Published in Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 430 (2013) 1617-1635
e-Print: arXiv:1207.1721 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF
Phenomenology of Gravitational Aether as a solution to the Old Cosmological Constant Problem
Siavash Aslanbeigi (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys. & Waterloo U.), Georg Robbers (Garching, Max Planck Inst.), Brendan Z. Foster (Unlisted, US), Kazunori Kohri (KEK, Tsukuba & Sokendai, Kanagawa & Tohoku U.), Niayesh Afshordi (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys. & Waterloo U.). Jun 2011.
Published in Phys.Rev. D84 (2011) 103522
e-Print: arXiv:1106.3955 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF
Please see Google Scholar for a complete list of Dr. Afshordi's publications.
2004 PhD in Astrophysics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
1999 BSc in Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
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