Dark Energy

Dark Energy : Observational and Theoretical Approaches

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'Dark energy' is the name given to the unknown cause of the Universe's accelerating expansion, which is one of the most significant and surprising discoveries in recent cosmology. Understanding this enigmatic ingredient of the Universe and its gravitational effects is a very active, and growing, field of research. In this volume, twelve world-leading authorities on the subject present the basic theoretical models that could explain dark energy, and the observational and experimental techniques employed to measure it. Covering the topic from its origin, through recent developments, to its future perspectives, this book provides a complete and comprehensive introduction to dark energy for a range of readers. It is ideal for physics graduate students who have just entered the field and researchers seeking an authoritative reference on the topic.show more

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About Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente

Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente is Associate Professor in Astrophysics at the University of Barcelona. She is also a member of one of the two collaborations that discovered the acceleration of the Universe, for which she shared the Gruber prize for Cosmology.show more

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Preface; Part I. Theory: 1. Dark energy, gravitation and the Copernican principle J.-P. Uzan; 2. Dark energy and modified gravity R. Maartens and R. Durrer; 3. Some views on dark energy D. Polarski; 4. Emergent gravity and dark energy T. Padmanabhan; Part II. Observations: 5. Foundations of supernova cosmology R. P. Kirshner; 6. Dark energy and supernovae P. Ruiz-Lapuente; 7. The future of supernova cosmology M. Wood-Vasey; 8. The space advantage A. Kim; 9. Baryon acoustic oscillations B. Bassett and R. Hlozek; 10. Weak gravitational lensing A. Heavens; Index.show more

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