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Three Tests of LambdaCDM

C. J. A. P. Martins

The observational evidence for the acceleration of the universe demonstrates that canonical theories of gravitation and particle physics are incomplete, if not incorrect. A new generation of astronomical facilities will shortly be able to carry out precision consistency tests of the standard cosmological model and search for evidence of new physics beyond it. I describe some of these tests, focusing on the universality of nature’s fundamental couplings and the characterization of the properties of dark energy. I will also comment on prospects for forthcoming ESA and ESO facilities in which the CAUP Dark Side team is involved.

Fundamental cosmology - dark energy - fundamental couplings - consistency tests

Multiverse and fundamental cosmology: Multicosmofun '12
M. P. Dabrowski, A. Balcerzak, T. Denkiewicz

American Institute of Physics
Volume 1514, Page 105
2013 February

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia