Accelerated Cosmic Expansion

Proceedings of the Fourth International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology

  • Claudia Moreno González
  • José Edgar Madriz Aguilar
  • Luz Marina Reyes Barrera
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Modified Theories of Gravity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Valerio Faraoni
      Pages 19-32
    3. M. L. Pucheu, T. S. Almeida, C. Romero
      Pages 33-41
    4. X. Hernandez, A. Jiménez, C. Allen
      Pages 43-58
  3. Cosmology and Dark Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Nora Bretón
      Pages 61-73
    3. Carlos Custodio, Nora Bretón
      Pages 75-83
    4. Pedro Labraña
      Pages 95-106
    5. Abril Suárez, Victor H. Robles, Tonatiuh Matos
      Pages 107-142
    6. Diego Pavón, Ninfa Radicella
      Pages 143-152
    7. Josue De-Santiago, David Wands, Yuting Wang
      Pages 183-196
  4. Other Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Diego A. Ballén-Daza, Guillermo A. González, Antonio C. Gutiérrez-Piñeres
      Pages 199-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-222

About these proceedings


This volume provides both an update and a review of the state of alternative theories of gravity, in connection with the issue of the accelerated expansion of the universe. Different theoretical proposals explain the acceleration in cosmic expansion, generating the dark energy issue and opening the possibilities of alternative theories of gravity (besides general relativity). Related issues, such as the problem of dark matter, are also surveyed in order to give the readers profound insight on the subject from different points of view. Comprised of short talks and plenary lectures given by leading experts in the field, some of them with brilliant and historic contributions, this book allows the reader to find referenced surveys in topics like f(R) theories, the dark matter and dark energy issues, Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) scenarios, f(T) theories, scalar-tensor theories derived from non-Riemannian geometries, emergent universes, the cosmological constant and other topics of current interest for physicists and graduate students.

These proceedings are from the Fourth International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology, held in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, from 20 - 25 May, 2012, and were sponsored by ICTP- Trieste, Italy and COECyTJAL-Universidad de Guadalajara, México. This event is a series of scientific meetings that was started in 2004 in Cuba, focusing on current and selected topics in the fields of gravitation and cosmology.


Accelerated Universe Expansion Alternative Theories of Gravity Dark Energy Dark Matter F(R) Gravity Gravitation Guadalajara May 2012 Gravitation and Cosmology MOND Model Scenarios

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudia Moreno González
    • 1
  • José Edgar Madriz Aguilar
    • 2
  • Luz Marina Reyes Barrera
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico
  2. 2.Universidad de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico
  3. 3.Universidad de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico

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