Special Issue "Cosmology and the Quantum Vacuum"
A special issue of Galaxies (ISSN 2075-4434).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017)
Dr. Diego Sáez-Chillón Gómez
Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (ICE), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC), Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans s/n, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
Interests: theoretical cosmology; dark energy; modified gravity; inflation
Prof. Dr. Emilio Elizalde
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (CSIC), Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC/CSIC), Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans s/n, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
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Interests: zeta functions; regularization of infinite sums; spexial functions of mathemtatical physics; vacuum fluctuations; theoretical cosmology
This Special Issue will collect contributions from leading scientists working on problems at the interface between modern cosmological theories and the quantum nature of the vacuum; in particular, topics related to modified theories of gravity, dark energy and inflation. In addition, a description of the universe’s evolution in these theories, and the compulsory modification of these within the theoretical framework of quantum gravity, with loop quantum cosmology being an elegant theory that may provide a singularity free cosmic evolution. Description and understanding of the quantum vacuum is also a challenge to all these theories, in particular its manifestation as a Casimir effect.
A non-exhaustive list of topics:
- Cosmological models: modified gravities, f(R) theories and the like, non-local models
- Possibility of observing modified gravity traces at the astrophysical level
- Quantum Gravity
- Quantum Cosmology and Loop Quantum Cosmology
- Quantum vacuum and the Casimir Effect
- The cosmological constant problem
- Mathematical physics techniques in quantum vacuum studies
Dr. Emilio Elizalde
Dr. Diego Sáez-Gómez
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