17-21 September 2019
Yerevan, Armenia
Etc/GMT+4 timezone

The universe acceleration in modified gravity: an overview

18 Sep 2019, 09:00
40m
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

Department of Physics, Alex Manoogian str. 1, Yerevan, Armenia

Speaker

Prof. Sergey Odintsov (ICREA and ICE-CSIC, Barcelona)

Description

General introduction to cosmology of modified gravity is given. It is shown that different forms of modified gravity are possible: many of them being consistent with Solar system tests and cosmological bounds. Special attention is paid to F(R) gravity. It is shown that such theory may naturally describe the early-time inflation with late-time acceleration (dark energy epoch). Realistic versions of F(R) gravity are proposed. The inflationary indices are shown to be consistent with Planck experiment. New ghost-free versions of modified gravity are introduced and their cosmological evolution is studied. It is shown that it may naturally give the unification of inflation with dark energy while scalar field which appears there plays the role of dark matter.

Primary author

Prof. Sergey Odintsov (ICREA and ICE-CSIC, Barcelona)

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