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Following light across the Universe (to test gravity and do other stuff)

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Some of the strongest constraints on modified gravity theories by cosmology come from their effects on the propagation of light, examples of which include weak gravitational lensing, the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect and so on. I will show some recent results of constraining gravity using these observables, and use those to motivate the necessity of a code that can do ray tracing on the fly of numerical simulations. Then I will describe a recent attempt to develop such a code, its algorithms and implementation, and some of its tests. Potential applications of the code, both in and out of the standard paradigm, will be mentioned briefly.

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