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Lecture Notes in Physics

Modifications of Einstein's Theory of Gravity at Large Distances

Editors: Papantonopoulos, Eleftherios (Ed.)

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In the last few years modified gravity theories have been proposed as extensions of Einstein's theory of gravity. Their main motivation is to explain the latest cosmological and astrophysical data on dark energy and dark matter. The study of general relativity at small scales has already produced important results (cf e.g. LNP 863 Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology) while its study at large scales is challenging because recent and upcoming observational results will provide important information on the validity of these modified theories.  

In this volume, various aspects of modified gravity at large scales will be discussed: high-curvature gravity theories; general scalar-tensor theories; Galileon theories and their cosmological applications; F(R) gravity theories; massive, new massive and topologically massive gravity; Chern-Simons modifications of general relativity (including holographic variants) and higher-spin gravity theories, to name but a few of the most important recent developments.  

Edited and authored by leading researchers in the field and cast into the form of a multi-author textbook at postgraduate level, this volume will be of benefit to all postgraduate students and newcomers from neighboring disciplines wishing to find a comprehensive guide for their future research.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modifications of Einstein's Theory of Gravity at Large Distances
Editors
  • Eleftherios Papantonopoulos
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
892
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10070-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10070-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-10069-2
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 426
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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