Special Issue "Fundamental Constants in Cosmology and Cosmological Parameters"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 3008
Interests: cosmology; CMB; BBN; varying physical constants; stellar evolution; pulsars; gravitational lensing
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Despite the stunning success of the standard ΛCDM model in explaining various cosmological observations, many gaps remain which require new physics. One needs to examine the foundations of physics developed over centuries, from local observations extrapolated to the universe at large. One such foundation is that constants relating various observables remain constant everywhere and all times. This is especially significant because attempts to measure their variations have led to very tight constraints on their potential variation. One may ask if the tight constraints are due to the extremely high constancy of the constants or due to the limitations of the tools used for their measurement.
Since Dirac suggested the possibility of the variability of Newton’s gravitational constant derived from his large numbers theory in 1937, there has been a great deal of interest not only in its variability but also in the potential of the variability of other fundamental constants, such as the speed of light, the fine structure constant, and proton to electron mass ratio. Since each fundamental constant is considered to represent a physical symmetry through Noether’s theorem, Symmetry has decided to produce a Special Issue comprising a collection of diverse and innovative research papers on the fundamental constants in cosmology.
Prof. Dr. Rajendra Gupta
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