About Me

I'm a phenomenologist who merges physical theories and observations of the universe to unravel its mysteries. My research sharpens our understanding and modeling capabilities for present and future measurements, harnessing cutting-edge statistical machine learning techniques to extract insights from complex datasets. My focus areas include testing experiment agreement, studying Dark Energy, Dark Matter, cosmological neutrinos, and Gravity.
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Contact Details

Marco Raveri
Physics Department,
University of Genova,
Via Dodecaneso, 33,
Genova, 16146, GE, Italy


Cosmic Acceleration and Gravity

A Universe described by General Relativity and filled with ordinary matter is naturally expected to experience decelerated expansion. One of the most remarkable results of contemporary observational cosmology is the evidence that this is not the case. This cosmic acceleration is today one of the few evidences of the existence of physical phenomena beyond what we already know.
How we can build working models of this phenomenon? How we can test them? What cosmological probes can we use to distinguish between different candidate models?

Cosmic Concordance

As we gather more and more precise measurements small hints of discrepancies between different cosmological probes appeared. The expansion rate of the Universe as derived from cosmic microwave background observations differs from direct measurements from the distance ladder. Measurements from large scale structure surveys and the cosmic microwave background show different pictures of how cosmological structures grew over time. How significant are these discrepancies? Can they point toward a radical re-evaluation of our cosmological model? Are they just due to residual systematic effects?

More generally, I am interested in

  • Dark matter, dark radiation and neutrinos in the Universe;
  • Large Scale Structure probes of fundamental physics;
  • Statistical and computational methods in cosmology;
  • Cosmological perturbation theory;
  • How to test new physics with cosmological observations;
  • Any new cosmological probe;
  • Non-standard explanations of cosmic acceleration.

INSPIRE LINK to my publications



EFTCAMB is a patch of the public Einstein-Boltzmann solver CAMB, which implements the Effective Field Theory approach to cosmic acceleration. The code can be used to investigate the effect of different EFT operators on linear perturbations as well as to study perturbations in any specific DE/MG model that can be cast into EFT framework. To interface EFTCAMB with cosmological data sets, we equipped it with a modified version of CosmoMC, namely EFTCosmoMC, creating a bridge between the EFT parametrization of the dynamics of perturbations and observations.


Tensiometer is a code implementing statistical methods to compute the level of agreement and disagreement between different probes. Full documentation with examples is available here.


CosmicFish is a forecasting tool to study what future cosmology will look like. This tools is using EFTCAMB and MGCAMB to ensure maximum coverage of cosmological models and will serve two important purposes. At first it will allow to optimise model testing, forecasting the expected constraints on several models and parametrizations to select the ones that are better constrained by the data. In the second place it will allow the design and optimization of experimental probes that aim at testing gravitational theories.