IA/U.Lisboa Seminar - Non-minimally coupling matter to curvature - 5 dezembro 2016



Non-minimally coupling matter to curvature

Cláudio F. V. Gomes



Unveiling the nature of the Universe is a challenging problem in Cosmology. The difficulty in directly finding dark matter and dark energy and the known limitations of General Relativity lead to studies on alternative theories of gravity. I shall present a recent model which is an extension of the f(R) theories with a non-minimal coupling between matter and curvature. Two main issues shall be analysed: the cosmological Layzer-Irvine equation and the inflationary dynamics. New features of this model in these contexts shall be discussed.


5 de dezembro de 2016 | 12:00


Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (C6.2.51)
Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa
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