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 soon carry out precision consistency tests of the standard cosmological model and search for evidence of new physics beyond it. I describe recent work of CAUP's Dark Side team on some of these tests, focusing on the stability of nature's fundamental couplings and tests of unification scenarios.
Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VI (NPA6)
19–24 May 2013, Lisbon, Portugal
Journal of Physics: Conference Series