Special Issue "Global and Local Scale Symmetry in Gravitation and Cosmology"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Eduardo Guendelman
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Department of Physics, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, room 212/3, building C-21, telephone extension 2508
Interests: Gravity; Cosmology; Particle Physics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In our Special Issue on “Global and Local Scale Symmetry in Gravitation and Cosmology” we will review formulations and applications of scale invariance (or “Wely” invariance) in both its global and local forms, and these will be considered in relation to gravitational theories and their cosmological consequences. Among the subjects of interest are the relation of global scale invariance and the appearance of flat potentials, useful in the inflationary phase of the early universe and the late time accelerated expansion of the univese; the importance of scale invariance for the elimination of the 5-th force problem in scalar field-driven late universe scenarios; the relevance of scale invariance in inflation; and the use of local scale invariance to address important questions in gravitation.

Prof. Eduardo Guendelman
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Global Scale Invariance
  • Local Scale Invariance
  • Weyl Invariance
  • Inflation
  • 5th Force Problem in Late Time Cosmology
  • Flat Potentials

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Cosmological Solutions from a Multi-Measure Model with Inflaton Field
Symmetry 2019, 11(11), 1387; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11111387 - 08 Nov 2019
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In a recent work, we demonstrated that a modified gravity model in which a scalar “darkon” field is coupled to both the standard Riemannian metric and to another non-Riemannian volume form is compatible with observational data from Supernovae Type Ia. Here, we investigate [...] Read more.
In a recent work, we demonstrated that a modified gravity model in which a scalar “darkon” field is coupled to both the standard Riemannian metric and to another non-Riemannian volume form is compatible with observational data from Supernovae Type Ia. Here, we investigate a more complicated model with an additional “inflaton” scalar field. We demonstrate numerically that the model can qualitatively reproduce the Universe inflation epoch, matter dominated epoch, and present accelerating expansion in a seamless way. We show that such solutions occur only when the model parameters are within a very particular range. The main numerical problem we are faced with is reproducing the extremely small time of the inflation epoch. Here, we present how the variation of some parameters affects this time. Full article
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