Dark Energy and EM/G unification.

  • Thread starter kenewbie
  • Start date
  • #1
237
0

Main Question or Discussion Point

What is the consensus out there on Dark Energy? Do we believe it exists or is it just a number that shows us how much our current calculations are off by?

If we were to unify EM and G, would getting rid of Dark Energy be a postulate for such a theory?

One could for example think of EM as being G, but at long ranges we imagine that the electron "disappears" (IE the electron's ability to interact with a proton goes down by E as the distance goes up) and so at large distances we are left with protons pushing each other away (The protons ability to interact with eachother goes down with a number P which is lower than E).

Tweak the numbers so to speak and you can build a system which explains expansion while still being operational as it is today on a planet. It might even be possible to tune the numbers to show that the attraction of gravity in a "small system" like the earth is simply a result of the uneven E/P strengths.

Has there been any calculations done which goes down this path? Without going into the actual math itself (which would be way above me), I'm wondering if the numbers pan out, and If they do, what are the arguments against such a view of the universe?

k
 

Answers and Replies

Related Threads for: Dark Energy and EM/G unification.

  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
2K
Replies
5
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
3K
Replies
11
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
2K
Replies
0
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
2K
Top