Provides a comprehensive review of theories of modified gravity motivated by cosmological observations
Shows how consistent individual theories of modified gravity are with observations
Based on work performed in the framework of the COST European Action CANTATA
- Emmanuel N. Saridakis,
- Ruth Lazkoz,
- Vincenzo Salzano,
- Paulo Vargas Moniz,
- Salvatore Capozziello,
- Jose Beltrán Jiménez,
- Mariafelicia De Laurentis,
- Gonzalo J. Olmo
About this book
With a focus on modified gravity this book presents a review of the recent developments in the fields of gravity and cosmology, presenting the state of the art, high-lighting the open problems, and outlining the directions of future research.
General Relativity and the ΛCDM framework are currently the standard lore and constitute the concordance paradigm of cosmology. Nevertheless, long-standing open theoretical issues, as well as possible new observational ones arising from the explosive development of cosmology in the last two decades, offer the motivation and lead a large amount of research to be devoted in constructing various extensions and modifications.
In this review all extended theories and scenarios are first examined under the light of theoretical consistency, and are then applied in various geometrical backgrounds, such as the cosmological and the spherical symmetric ones. Their predictions at both the background and perturbation levels, and concerning cosmology at early, intermediate and late times, are then confronted with the huge amount of observational data that astrophysics and cosmology has been able to offer in the last two decades. Theories, scenarios and models that successfully and efficiently pass the above steps are classified as viable and are candidates for the description of Nature, allowing readers to get a clear overview of the state of the art and where the field of modified gravity is likely to go.
This work was performed in the framework of the COST European Action “Cosmology and Astrophysics Network for Theoretical Advances and Training Actions” - CANTATA.
About the authors
Book Title: Modified Gravity and Cosmology
Book Subtitle: An Update by the CANTATA Network
Editors: Emmanuel N. Saridakis, Ruth Lazkoz, Vincenzo Salzano, Paulo Vargas Moniz, Salvatore Capozziello, Jose Beltrán Jiménez, Mariafelicia De Laurentis, Gonzalo J. Olmo
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXVII, 629
Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 58 illustrations in colour