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Universe 2015, 1(2), 199-238;

Hybrid Metric-Palatini Gravity

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Napoli “Federico I”, Napoli I-80126, Italy
INFN Sez. di Napoli, Compl. Univ. di Monte S. Angelo, Edificio G, Via Cinthia, Napoli I-80126, Italy
Gran Sasso Science Institute (INFN), Viale F. Crispi 7, I-67100 L’Aquila, Italy
Department of Mathematics, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E-6BT, UK
Nordita, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, Roslagstullsbacken 23, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden
Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Universidade de Lisboa, Edifício C8, Campo Grande, PT1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
Departamento de Física Teórica and IFIC, Centro Mixto Universidad de Valencia - CSIC. Universidad de Valencia, Burjassot-46100, Valencia, Spain
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Academic Editors: Kazuharu Bamba and Sergei D. Odintsov
Received: 30 July 2015 / Revised: 19 August 2015 / Accepted: 19 August 2015 / Published: 27 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Modified Gravity Cosmology: From Inflation to Dark Energy)
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Recently, the phenomenology of f(R) gravity has been scrutinized. This scrutiny has been motivated by the possibility to account for the self-accelerated cosmic expansion without invoking dark energy sources. Besides, this kind of modified gravity is capable of addressing the dynamics of several self-gravitating systems alternatively to the presence of dark matter. It has been established that both metric and Palatini versions of these theories have interesting features but also manifest severe and different downsides. A hybrid combination of theories, containing elements from both these two formalisms, turns out to be also very successful accounting for the observed phenomenology and is able to avoid some drawbacks of the original approaches. This article reviews the formulation of this hybrid metric-Palatini approach and its main achievements in passing the local tests and in applications to astrophysical and cosmological scenarios, where it provides a unified approach to the problems of dark energy and dark matter. View Full-Text
Keywords: modified gravity; late-time cosmic acceleration; dark matter; Solar System tests modified gravity; late-time cosmic acceleration; dark matter; Solar System tests
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Capozziello, S.; Harko, T.; Koivisto, T.S.; Lobo, F.S.N.; Olmo, G.J. Hybrid Metric-Palatini Gravity. Universe 2015, 1, 199-238.

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