Accelerated Cosmic Expansion: Proceedings of the Fourth by Salvatore Capozziello (auth.), Claudia Moreno González, José

By Salvatore Capozziello (auth.), Claudia Moreno González, José Edgar Madriz Aguilar, Luz Marina Reyes Barrera (eds.)

Proceedings from the 2012 Fourth overseas assembly on Gravitation and Cosmology, concentrating on speeded up cosmic expansion

This quantity presents either an replace and a overview of the nation of different theories of gravity in reference to the speeded up growth of the universe factor. varied theoretical proposals exist to give an explanation for the acceleration within the cosmic growth, producing the darkish strength factor and commencing the prospect to theories of gravity replacement to common relativity. similar matters equivalent to the darkish topic challenge also are surveyed so that it will supply the readers profound perception at the topic from diversified issues of view. produced from brief talks and plenary lectures given by means of best specialists within the box, a few of them with incredible and old contributions, the ebook permits the reader to discover readable and referenced surveys in issues like f(R) theories, the darkish subject and darkish strength matters, changed Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) situations, f(T) theories, scalar-tensor theories derived from non-Riemannian geometries, emergent universes, the cosmological consistent and different themes of present curiosity for more youthful and senior physicists and graduate scholars.

These court cases are from the Fourth overseas assembly on Gravitation and Cosmology, held in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, from 20 - 25 might, 2012, used to be subsidized through ICTP- Trieste, Italy and COECyTJAL-Universidad de Guadalajara, México. This occasion is a sequence of clinical conferences begun in 2004 in Cuba, targeting present and chosen issues within the fields of gravitation and cosmology.

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