Special Issue "Origins and Natures of Inflation, Dark Matter and Dark Energy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2022.
Interests: modified theories of gravity; dark energy; cosmology; particle-theory and field-theory models of the early universe; electric and magnetic fields; quantum aspects of black holes, evaporation, thermodynamics
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Exploring the origins of a field to realize inflation, dark matter, and dark energy is one of the most important problems in modern physics and cosmology. The future detection of primordial gravitational waves is strongly expected to reveal the energy scale of inflation in the early universe. Furthermore, there are two possibilities for the origin of dark matter, namely, new particles in particle-theory models beyond the standard model, and astrophysical objects. In addition, two representative studies have been proposed for the true character of dark energy, the existence of which leads to late-time cosmic acceleration. One is to introduce some unknown matter called dark energy with the negative pressure in general relativity. The other is to modify gravity at large scales. The latter is called geometrical dark energy. The main aim of this Special Issue is to understand the origins and true natures of inflation, dark matter, and dark energy. We can consider both phenomenological approaches and more fundamental physics such as higher-dimensional gravity theories, quantum gravity, quantum cosmology, physics in the early universe, quantum field theories and gauge field theories in curved spacetime, string theories, brane world models, and the holographic principle. It is our pleasure to invite submissions to this Special Issue on inflation, dark matter, dark energy, and related foundations of physics.
Prof. Dr. Kazuharu Bamba
Manuscript Submission Information
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- dark matter
- dark energy
- modified gravity