From inflation to dark energy through a dynamical Lambda: an attempt at alleviating fundamental cosmic puzzles

Дата и время публикации : 2013-07-23T21:37:16Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
S. Basilakos
J. A. S. Lima
J. Solà

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Коментарии к cтатье: 8 pages, 1 figure. To appear in IJMPD. This essay received an honorable mention in the 2013 Essay Competition of the Gravity Research Foundation
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO, gr-qc, hep-th

Краткий обзор статьи: After decades of successful hot big-bang paradigm, Cosmology still lacks a framework in which the early inflationary phase of the universe smoothly matches the radiation epoch and evolves to the present `quasi’ de Sitter spacetime. No less intriguing is that the current value of the effective vacuum energy density is vastly smaller than the value that triggered inflation. In this Essay we propose a new class of cosmologies capable of overcoming, or highly alleviating, some of these acute cosmic puzzles. Powered by a decaying vacuum energy density, the spacetime emerges from a pure nonsingular de Sitter vacuum stage, "gracefully" exits from inflation to a radiation phase followed by dark matter and vacuum regimes, and, finally, evolves to a late time de Sitter phase.

Category: Physics