Special Issue "Symmetry in Gravity Theories and Cosmology"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 84

Special Issue Editors

Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Dhenkanal 759146, India
Interests: gravitation and cosmology; astrophysics, nuclear equation of state
Dr. Dipanjali Behera
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Dhenkanal 759146, Odisha, India
Interests: theoretical nuclear physics; cosmology
Associate Professor, Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha (RIAAM), University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran
Interests: gravity; cosmology; quantum mechanics; gravity analogue; astrophysics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The late-time cosmic speed-up phenomenon, as witnessed in recent observations, has triggered the development of new ideas and concepts. Einstein’s general relativity (GR) theory is able to explain such a phenomenon through the incorporation of additional dynamical degrees of freedom, such as quintessence, tachyons, phantom fields, etc., usually dubbed as dark energy candidates. However, geometrically modified theories of gravity can handle this issue without the need for any dark energy candidates. On the other hand, theoretical shortcomings and tensions between different cosmological observations have raised questions about GR, at least at the large energy scale. Additionally, questions about the symmetrical expansion of the universe have arisen. In this context, symmetry plays an important role in addressing many issues arising in the fields of cosmology and astrophysics. Usually, for a dynamical system, different symmetries, such Noether symmetry and the non-local conservation laws, help to simplify the system of equations, allowing physical systems to be studied in an analytic manner.

This Special Issue aims to present the role played by symmetries and conservation laws in addressing issues in gravitation and cosmology concerning recent research challenges.

Dr. Sunil Kumar Tripathy
Dr. Dipanjali Behera
Dr. Hooman Moradpour
Guest Editors

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  • wormholes
  • Casimir wormholes
  • modified theories of gravity
  • bouncing cosmological models
  • observational constraints on modified gravity theories
  • dark energy models
  • Noether symmetry
  • scalar field cosmology
  • exact solutions

Published Papers

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