General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 40, Issue 7, pp 1557–1591 | Cite as

Republication of: The cosmological constant and the theory of elementary particles (By Ya. B. Zeldovich)

  • Varun Sahni
  • Andrzej Krasiński
Golden Oldie


The seminal paper by Ya. B. Zeldovich (Soviet Physics Uspekhi 11, 381–393, 1968) is reprinted here, together with an editorial comment on its lasting scientific relevance, and a biography of the author.


Cosmological constant Vacuum energy Expanding universe Elementary particles Zeldovich Golden Oldie 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Poona University CampusPuneIndia
  2. 2.N. Copernicus Astronomical CenterPolish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland

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