Infrared Non-local Modifications of General Relativity

  • Ermis Mitsou

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ermis Mitsou
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ermis Mitsou
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  4. Ermis Mitsou
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  5. Ermis Mitsou
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 155-173

About this book


This thesis presents significant new results on the problem of understanding the origin of dark energy in cosmology. The work develops an original approach based on modifications of General Relativity at cosmological scales, introducing non­-local effective terms that can in principle emerge from fundamental local theories. Both the phenomenological consequences and theoretical aspects of the proposal are developed in depth. The thesis also contains significant new material compared to that published by the author in scientific journals.


Dark Energy Phenomena Modified Gravity Non-local Gravity Massive Gravity Late-time Acceleration Prize winning thesis Origin of dark energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Ermis Mitsou
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityInstitute for Strings, Cosmology and AstNew YorkUSA

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