Space Science Reviews

, Volume 148, Issue 1–4, pp 315–328 | Cite as

Some Uncomfortable Thoughts on the Nature of Gravity, Cosmology, and the Early Universe

  • L. P. Grishchuk


A specific theoretical framework is important for designing and conducting an experiment, and for interpretation of its results. The field of gravitational physics is expanding, and more clarity is needed. It appears that some popular notions, such as ‘inflation’ and ‘gravity is geometry’, have become more like liabilities than assets. A critical analysis is presented and the ways out of the difficulties are proposed.


Gravitation Cosmology Theory Experiment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyCardiff UniversityCardiffUK
  2. 2.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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