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Special Issue "Selected Papers from José Plínio Baptista School on Cosmology “The dark sector of the universe”"
A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
The standard general-relativistic cosmological model relies on the existence of a dark sector with the following two components: dark matter and dark energy. The first one is required in order to understand cosmic structure formation, the second one accounts for the currently observed accelerated expansion of the universe. This standard model fits remarkably well with most observational data. However, so far, both components of the dark sector have escaped any direct detection. This situation gave rise to the appearance of alternatives to general relativity, implying deviations from Einstein's theory of gravitation on cosmological scales.
This Special Issue collects contributions reflecting the current status of our understanding of the cosmological dynamics. It discusses the successes and drawbacks of different cosmological models, as well as the potential alternatives emerging from modified gravity proposals. It is based on the updated thematic lectures delivered during the III José Plínio Baptista School of Cosmology, entitled “The Dark Sector of the Universe” (Pedra Azul, Brazil, September 2016, www.cosmo-ufes.org/jpbcosmo3).
Prof. Dr. Winfried Zimdahl
Prof. Dr. Júlio César Fabris
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- dark energy
- modified gravity