Cosmological Relativity: A General-Relativistic Theory for the Accelerating Expanding Universe

  • Moshe Carmeli
  • Silvia Behar
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Recent observations of distant supernovae imply, in defiance of expectations, that the universe growth is accelerating, contrary to what has always been assumed that the expansion is slowing down due to gravity. In this paper a general-relativistic cosmological theory that gives a direct relationship between distances and redshifts in an expanding universe is presented. The theory is actually a generalization of Hubble’s law taking gravity into account by means of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The theory predicts that the universe can have three phases of expansion, decelerating, constant and accelerating, but it is shown that at present the first two cases are excluded, although in the past it had experienced them. Our theory shows that the universe now is definitely in a stage of accelerating expansion, confirming the recent experimental results.


Accelerate Expansion Einstein Field Equation Expand Universe Hubble Diagram Constant Expansion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moshe Carmeli
    • 1
  • Silvia Behar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBen Gurion UniversityBeer ShevaIsrael

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