I am an Astronomer, and a Physicist; in short I am an astrophysicist. I am an Assistant Professor in the Astrophysics and Gravitation group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Waterloo . I am also an Associate Faculty in the Cosmology group at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physic (PI) . I dabble in Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Physics of gravity. I am obsessed with observational hints that could help address problems in fundamental physics. In particular, I have found anomalous signatures of dark energy and dark baryons in the cosmic microwave background radiation. With other collaborators, I have also developed a curious theory for an incompressible dark energy, named cuscuton (after the Latin name for the parasitic plant of dodder ). I am currently trying my hand in solving the cosmological constant problem through a new theory of gravity that can surprisingly relate the formation of astrophysical black holes to today's acceleration of cosmic expansion . In a related inquiry, I am also exploring the relation of cuscuton and quantum gravity .
Talks by Niayesh Afshordi

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Niayesh Afshordi University of Waterloo


PHYS 781  Lecture 19
Niayesh Afshordi University of Waterloo

Gravitational aether as a solution to the CC problem and more!
Niayesh Afshordi University of Waterloo

Gravitational Aether as a solution to the cosmological constant problem
Niayesh Afshordi University of Waterloo



Astrophysics and Cosmology through Problems  14A

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Niayesh Afshordi University of Waterloo
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Astrophysics and Cosmology through Problems  13B

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Niayesh Afshordi University of Waterloo
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Astrophysics and Cosmology through Problems  13A

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Niayesh Afshordi University of Waterloo
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Astrophysics and Cosmology through Problems  12A

Mark Wyman PDT Partners LLC

Niayesh Afshordi University of Waterloo
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Astrophysics and Cosmology through Problems  12B

Mark Wyman PDT Partners LLC

Niayesh Afshordi University of Waterloo
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