Joint HET-DARK-DISCOVERY Seminar – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

Forward this page to a friend Resize Print kalender-ikon Bookmark and Share

Niels Bohr Institute > Calendar > 2010 > Joint HET-DARK-DISCOVE...


Speaker: Federico Urban, University of British Columbia
Title: The QCD nature of Dark Energy, signatures and applications

Abstract: The origin of the observed dark energy could be explained
entirely within the standard model, with no new fields required.  I will
review the ideas underlying the appearance of the Veneziano ghost of
low-energy QCD and show how nontrivial spacetimes (compact topologies and
time-dependent background) give rise to interesting new effects such as
Casimir energies and gravitational production of unphysical states.  I
will then discuss the cosmological applications of such effects (dark
energy, generation of primordial magnetic fields).