Cosmology and Gravity Physics

There are two big problems we are trying to understand: What was the origin of our Universe and what is its final state. Gravity plays the key role in the solution of these problems. The Einstein equations are used to explain the dynamics of the Universe as a whole and the large scale structure formation in it. They also predict black holes, the "mysterious" objects which are final states of evolution of compact masses. In our research we focus on classical and quantum gravity and its applications.

The main directions of our research include:

  • black hole physics (Hawking radiation, thermodynamics, information, new solutions, and particle motion around black holes);
  • extra dimensions;
  • classical cosmology;
  • quantum physics in curved spacetime; and
  • quantum cosmology (arrow of time, quantum state of the Universe, and observations).