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Special Issue "Modified Theories of Gravity"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Interests: theoretical cosmology; cosmological constant problem; baryogenesis; cosmic inflation; structure formation; singularity resolution; quantum fields in curved spaces; string cosmology; quantum gravity; string theory; modified theories of gravity; loop quantum gravity; spin foams; geometry and math of music; instrument acoustic modelling
Einstein’s theory of general relativity has seen tremendous experimental success over the last century, most recently with the observation of gravitational waves. However, a handful of observations, such as dark matter, dark energy and black holes motivate the construction of theories that go beyond general relativity. Also, we still lack a complete theory of the early universe free of singularities, which also motivate modified theories of gravity that address these issues. Finally, modified theories of gravity arise naturally in the semiclassical limit of some quantum theories of gravity such as string theory and loop quantum gravity. Conversely, modified theories of gravity can motivate the correct starting point for quantizing gravity. This Special Issue will explore all of these dimensions of modified theories of gravity.
Prof. Stephon Alexander
Manuscript Submission Information
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- modified theories of gravity
- loop quantum gravity
- string theory
- dark matter
- dark energy
- black holes