Home
For authors
Submission status

Current
Archive (English)
Archive
   Volumes 61-80
   Volumes 41-60
   Volumes 21-40
   Volumes 1-20
   Volumes 81-92
      Volume 92
      Volume 91
      Volume 90
      Volume 89
      Volume 88
      Volume 87
      Volume 86
      Volume 85
      Volume 84
      Volume 83
      Volume 82
      Volume 81
Search
VOLUME 91 | ISSUE 6 | PAGE 279
Towards a solution of the cosmological constant problem
F. R. Klinkhamer#, G. E. Volovik *+ 1)
#Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
* Low Temperature Laboratory, Aalto University, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland
+ Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics RAS, 119334 Moscow, Russia

Abstract
The standard model of elementary particle physics and the theory of general relativity can be extended by the introduction of a vacuum variable which is responsible for the near vanishing of the present cosmological constant (vacuum energy density). The explicit realization of this vacuum variable can be via a three-form gauge field, an aether-type velocity field, or any other field appropriate for the description of the equilibrium state corresponding to the Lorentz-invariant quantum vacuum. The extended theory has, without fine-tuning, a Minkowski-type solution of the field equations with spacetime-independent fields and provides, therefore, a possible solution of the main cosmological constant problem.


Download PS file (GZipped, 121.3K)  |  Download PDF file (233.9K)


Список работ, цитирующих данную статью, см. здесь.

List of articles citing this article can be found here.