Modifications of Einstein's Theory of Gravity at Large Distances

  • Eleftherios Papantonopoulos

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 892)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Modification of General Relativity: General Scalar-Tensor Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas P. Sotiriou
      Pages 3-24
    3. Christof Wetterich
      Pages 57-95
  3. Massive Gravity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Claudia de Rham
      Pages 139-159
    3. Eric A. Bergshoeff, Olaf Hohm, Wout Merbis, Alasdair J. Routh, Paul K. Townsend
      Pages 181-201
    4. Andrew J. Tolley
      Pages 203-224
  4. Further Modifications at Large Distances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Alfredo Pérez, David Tempo, Ricardo Troncoso
      Pages 265-288
    3. Jorge Zanelli
      Pages 289-310
    4. H. Afshar, A. Bagchi, S. Detournay, D. Grumiller, S. Prohazka, M. Riegler
      Pages 311-329
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 425-426

About this book


In the last few years modified gravity theories have been proposed as extensions of Einstein's theory of gravity. Their main motivation is to explain the latest cosmological and astrophysical data on dark energy and dark matter. The study of general relativity at small scales has already produced important results (cf e.g. LNP 863 Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology) while its study at large scales is challenging because recent and upcoming observational results will provide important information on the validity of these modified theories.  

In this volume, various aspects of modified gravity at large scales will be discussed: high-curvature gravity theories; general scalar-tensor theories; Galileon theories and their cosmological applications; F(R) gravity theories; massive, new massive and topologically massive gravity; Chern-Simons modifications of general relativity (including holographic variants) and higher-spin gravity theories, to name but a few of the most important recent developments.  

Edited and authored by leading researchers in the field and cast into the form of a multi-author textbook at postgraduate level, this volume will be of benefit to all postgraduate students and newcomers from neighboring disciplines wishing to find a comprehensive guide for their future research.


Chern-Simons Modifications of General Relativity F(R) Gravity Theories Galileon Theories and Cosmological Applications Galileon Theroies Gravity at Large Scales High-curvature Gravity Theories Higher-spin Gravity New Massive Gravity Scalar-tensor Theories Topologically Massive Gravity Topologically Massive Gravity

Editors and affiliations

  • Eleftherios Papantonopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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