Mafalda is a theoretical cosmologist, currently working at the University of Sussex, in Brighton. In her research, she try to learn about the physics governing the very early Universe by studying the mechanisms that gave rise to structures we can observe today. She like the idea of using observations of the sky as a laboratory to probe fundamental physics.
The biggest questions about the Cosmos are also the deepest questions in physics. The very young Universe, where concepts like small and large, simple and complex meet, is the perfect environment to probe fundamental theories. In fact, the oldest light in the sky is a fantastic lab for studying interactions that happen on subatomic scales.
In her talk, she will explore this bridge between the observed sky and theoretical models as one of the most exciting doors to understanding the mysteries of reality.