Varun Sahni

Varun Sahni

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E-mail: varun [at] iucaa [dot] in

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Prof. Sahni works mainly in cosmology. His work on inflation includes a formulation of the cosmic no-hair theorem. He is also interested in the relic gravity wave background from inflation and its effects on the CMB. He also works on higher-dimensional braneworld cosmology, assessing its effects both on the early universe and at later times, as a candidate for dark energy. Prof. Sahni has developed a model-independent methodology for reconstructing properties of dark energy from observations. He is deeply interested in gravitational clustering and in the morphology of the supercluster-void network, having developed with collaborators a powerful diagnostic called the Shapefinder to determine the topological and geometric properties of the cosmic web.