There have been some concerns raised about cosmology and theoretical astrophysics, as well as astrophysics in general.

The concern is that this community does not support astrophysics questions, especially cosmology and theoretical astrophysics.

If you think this community can support astrophysics questions, make your case for it in an answer here. Try to bring more to bear than just "I like astrophysics, and I'm a professional and I want it here." Bring existing posts (questions AND answers) to support your view. Show us why you think this community can support these types of questions.

And by support, I mean that we actually have a sufficient userbase to ask and answer these types of questions at an expert level, not just show an interest in them!

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    $\begingroup$ Good point, as we are community driven, let the community state its case. $\endgroup$
    – user8
    Oct 15, 2013 at 19:20

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Summary: Yes, those are all ontopic here.

Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of astrophysical questions, with fairly good answers:

Plus, there are at least few people around with (or preparing) a degree in astrophysics who are able to handle this kind of questions:

I did not check on everybody though.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, MBR! It would be helpful if you could note which ones are specifically relevant to cosmology and theoretical astrophysics as well. $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage Mod
    Oct 16, 2013 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ @called2voyage why can I not edit this answer? Could you add this astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/782/… to the list of nicely answered theoretical questions and add this newly arrived user astronomy.stackexchange.com/users/316/eduardo-guerras-valera to the list of experts in cosmology and theoretical astrophysics? Thanks $\endgroup$
    – Dilaton
    Oct 27, 2013 at 11:58
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    $\begingroup$ @Dilaton: done! $\endgroup$
    – MBR
    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:22
  • $\begingroup$ @MBR thanks :-) $\endgroup$
    – Dilaton
    Oct 27, 2013 at 12:24
  • $\begingroup$ Hi MBR here has a new expert on cosmology arrived, he has already given me 2 nice answers :-) $\endgroup$
    – Dilaton
    Nov 21, 2013 at 8:15
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    $\begingroup$ @Dilaton: Thanks, I added him in the list! $\endgroup$
    – MBR
    Dec 12, 2013 at 9:24

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