Special Issue "Nature and Origin of Dark Matter and Dark Energy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 15008
Interests: stellar evolution; mass loss by stellar winds; rotation and mixing processes of nuclear elements in stars
Interests: nuclear physics; theoretical physics; mathematical physics; relativistic particle
Dark matter and dark energy (DE) represent the two most challenging problems of contemporary physics and astrophysics. DM and DE represents 95% of the matter-energy in the universe and they are not understood. Supporting evidence for DM has been obtained from astronomical observations of the rotation curve of galaxies, the growth of the density fluctuations in the universe, gravitational lenses, Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) fluctuations, etc.; DE evidence originates from the observed acceleration of the expansion of the universe. For 30 years, studies in particle physics developed in great labs, such as CERN, have not elucidated the natures of DM and DE. On the theoretical side, two main lines have been explored to find the origin of these dark components: the existence of unknown particles, and modifications to fundamental symmetry properties in gravitation theory and cosmology.
This Special Issue is devoted to the presentation of both new results on the observational constraints on DM and DE and to the presentation of new possible theoretical interpretations regarding the nature and origin of the dark components.
Prof. Dr. André Maeder
Dr. Vesselin G. Gueorguiev
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- dark matter
- dark energy
- cosmological constant