Emergent Gravity and the Cosmological Constant

  • Tanu PadmanabhanEmail author
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 170)


Several recent results suggest that gravity is an emergent phenomenon with its field equations having the same status as the equations of fluid dynamics or elasticity. Interestingly, these investigations have provided fresh insights into several aspects of classical gravitational dynamics itself, including the problem of cosmological constant.


Action Principle Gravitational Field Equation Null Surface Diffeomorphism Invariance Gravitational Dynamic 
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I thank the organizers of KSM-1 for their excellent hospitality. My work is partially supported by J.C. Bose fellowship of DST, India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPune University CampusPuneIndia

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