Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Co-Directors, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This program features a talk by Esther Duflo, as well as a panel discussion on her contributions with Margaret Levi (Stanford University) and Christopher Udry (Yale University). This event is co-organized by the School of Social Science and the Social Science Research Council.
Deviations from a uniformly expanding universe are of interest in modern cosmology, most particularly because the amplitude of such peculiar motions measures the strength of gravity on scales of roughly 10-100 Mpc. I will review various recent attempts to measure these velocity effects in leading galaxy surveys, together with new rapid approximate means of generating the simulated universes that are needed in order to extract validated results from the data.