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Constraining Modified Gravity Models with Casimir Force Experiments

Anne Christine Davis
DAMTP, University of Cambrige

Modified gravity models have been developed to try to explain the observed acceleration of the expansion of the Universe. Such models introduce and extra, fifth force, and usually employ a screening mechanism whereby the fifth force is screened in the solar system but unscreened cosmologically. Recent developments in laboratory experiments mean that such theories can now be tested and constrained using existing experiments. In particular innovative Casimir force experiments can be used to constrain such theories. This enables Einstein gravity to be tested on scales not previously explored.

2020 February 12, 16:00

Faculdade de CiÍncias da Universidade de Lisboa (C8.2.02)
Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa

Instituto de Astrof√≠sica e Ci√™ncias do Espa√ßo Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia