PIRSA:06030005

Fun with dark energy

APA

Albrecht, A. (2006). Fun with dark energy. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/06030005

MLA

Albrecht, Andreas. Fun with dark energy. Perimeter Institute, Mar. 07, 2006, https://pirsa.org/06030005

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_06030005,
            doi = {10.48660/06030005},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/06030005},
            author = {Albrecht, Andreas},
            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Fun with dark energy},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2006},
            month = {mar},
            note = {PIRSA:06030005 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Andreas Albrecht University of California

Abstract

The discovery of cosmic acceleration has generated tremendous excitement among researchers in fundamental physics and cosmology. Most experts agree that nothing short of a revolution will be required to fully integrate the observed cosmic acceleration (which many attribute to a mysterious "dark energy") with established physics. Currently this discovery is driving very exciting research in both the theoretical and observational domain. I will present two of these topics that particularly interest me: 1) Dark Energy and Cosmic Equilibrium: How a cosmological constant could make the universe look like a box of gas (and what this could mean for cosmology). 2) Probes of Dark Energy: A host of new probes promise to tell us more about dark energy, but what do we really want to know?