Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 354, Issue 2, pp 611–615 | Cite as

Negative mass hypothesis in cosmology and the nature of dark energy

  • J. P. PetitEmail author
  • G. d’Agostini
Original Article


The observed acceleration of the universe arises a puzzling question. What is the nature of a dark energy that would cause this phenomenon? We recall the arguments against the existence of negative matter on General Relativity grounds. They vanish if the universe is considered as a manifold M4 associated to two coupled metrics, solutions of a coupled field equation system. We build a non-steady solution where the positive species accelerates while the negative one decelerates. So that dark energy is replaced by (dominant) negative matter action.


Dark energy Bimetric model Negative mass 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PertuisFrance
  2. 2.MentonFrance

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