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Rainbow gravity

  1. Oct 9, 2013 #1


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    ] arXiv:1310.2072 [pdf, ps, other]
    Intermediate inflation from rainbow gravity
    John D. Barrow, Joao Magueijo
    Subjects: Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics (astro-ph.CO); General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology (gr-qc)
    It is possible to dualize theories based on deformed dispersion relations and Einstein gravity so as to map them into theories with trivial dispersion relations and rainbow gravity. This often leads to "dual inflation" without the usual breaking of the strong energy condition. We identify the dispersion relations in the original frame which map into "intermediate" inflationary models. These turn out to be particularly simple: power-laws modulated by powers of a logarithm. The fluctuations predicted by these scenarios are near, but not exactly scale-invariant, with a red running spectral index. These dispersion relations deserve further study within the context of quantum gravity and the phenomenon of dimensional reduction in the ultraviolet.

    Can some one interpret this paper in laymans term's as it seems to me to be an important paper and from what i can make out is very interesting.
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  3. Oct 9, 2013 #2


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    This is an attempt to extend Einstein's General Relativity, and proposes some observational tests.

    It will be significant if the tests support their model.
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