Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_GReCO

"Dark energy and non-local gravity"

M. Maggiore
Dept. Physique Théorique, Univ. Genève (Genève, Suisse)

We discuss a non-local infrared modification of gravity recently proposed by our group. The model has the same number of parameters as $\Lambda$CDM, with a mass scale $m$ replacing the cosmological constant, and is very successful phenomenologically. It generates dynamically a dark energy and its cosmological perturbations are well behaved. Implementing its cosmological perturbations in a Boltzmann code we find that it fits CMB, SNe, BAO and structure formation data remarkably well, with an overall $\chi^2$ competitive with $\Lambda$CDM. We will discuss directions of investigations for understanding how such an effective non-local theory could emerge from a fundamental local QFT.

mercredi 15 juin 2016 - 15:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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