ICCUB news: Meet our scientists: Licia Verde

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Cosmology

Licia, Teresa and Iris

Licia Verde is a cosmologist and an ICREA professor at our Institute. She was awarded the Catalonian National Research Award of 2019, given by the Catalan Foundation for Innovation and Research, with the support of the Catalan Government.

Licia explains to her daughters, Teresa and Iris, what is her research about. She focuses on the large-scale structure of the Universe, and analyzes big galaxy surveys. Teresa is also interested in space, but she wants to become an oncologist in the future. Her sister Iris loves sports and animals, and she is thinking about studying veterinary or zoology.

Licia is an ICREA professor since 2007, and belongs to the Cosmology and Large Scale Structure research group at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences. Cosmology is the field of astrophysics that studies the origin, evolution and composition of the universe. Her group focuses on finding explanations for some of the still unanswered questions of cosmology, such as what dark energy is, or what originated the universe’s primordial perturbations. They also investigate if the current model of cosmology, known as the standard model, adjusts to the cosmological observations.

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