Quintessential ideas

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Dark energy may be a form of quintessence, a time-evolving, spatially-varying energy component with negative pressure. This paper reviews current models and discusses the implications of quintessence for the cosmological constant problem, the cosmic coincidence problem, and the history of the universe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Scripta T
StatePublished - 2005
EventNobel Symposium 127 on String Theory and Cosmology - Sigtuna, Sweden
Duration: Aug 14 2003Aug 19 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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