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Dark Energy and the Formation of the Large Scale Structure of the Universe

  • Jérôme Gleyzes
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Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jérôme Gleyzes
    Pages 1-20
  3. Jérôme Gleyzes
    Pages 21-51
  4. Jérôme Gleyzes
    Pages 53-70
  5. Jérôme Gleyzes
    Pages 71-83
  6. Jérôme Gleyzes
    Pages 107-110
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 111-113

About this book

Introduction

This thesis presents several significant new results that shed light on two major puzzles of modern cosmology: the nature of inflation, the very early phase of the universe that is thought to have given rise to the large-scale structures that we observe today; and that of the current accelerated expansion. In particular, it develops a clean method for characterizing linear cosmological perturbations for general theories where gravity is modified and/or affected by a new component, called dark energy, responsible for the accelerated expansion. It proposes a new extension to what were long thought to be the most general scalar field theories devoid of instabilities, and demonstrates the robustness of the relation between the energy scale of inflation and the predicted amplitude of gravitational waves. Finally, it consolidates a set of consistency relations between correlation functions of the cosmological density field and investigates the phenomenological consequences of their potential violation. Presented in a clear, succinct and rigorous style, each of these original results is both profound and important and will leave a deep mark on the field.

Keywords

Theory of Dark Energy Large Scale Structure Nature of Inflation Cosmological Perturbations Scalar Field Theories Modified Gravity Consistency Relations Primordial Tensor Modes

Authors and affiliations

  • Jérôme Gleyzes
    • 1
  1. 1.Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CAUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41210-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41209-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41210-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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