LOG#227. Cosmic energy.

Short post number two! Surprise! Have you ever wondered what is the cosmic energy of the Universe? Well, giving up certain General Relativity issues related to the notion of energy in local sense, there is indeed a global notion of … Continue reading

LOG#226. Higgs vs. lambda.

Hi, there. Short post today! The dark energy mystery, a.k.a., the cosmological constant problem or why the observed vacuum energy is to tiny is a big problem with no consensus solution yet. The Standard Model Higgs potential can be written … Continue reading

LOG#224. Vis tenebris.

What is dark energy? Where does it come from? Is it constant? Is it a quantum field? Is it vacuum energy? Nobody knows what is the 70% of the Universe! In the beginning of Physics as Science, Aristotle himself introduced … Continue reading

LOG#217. The 2 pillars.

Time of Cosmic Voyages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEdpSgz8KU4 This is a long post, despite not being a special post (remember I make one of those every 50 posts). What are we going to see here? A five part post! Part(I). A descriptive prelude. … Continue reading

LOG#207. Beck, Zeldovich and maximal acceleration: the vacuum.

Some time ago, Zeldovich derived the following expression for the vacuum energy density: (1)   or equivalently, with a link to Caianiello’s maximal acceleration formula, (2)   Remark: the above vacuum energy density is related to the cosmological constant via … Continue reading

LOG#176. The cosmological integral.

Hi, there! In this short note I am going to introduce you into a big problem from a simple integral I use to call “the cosmological integral” (it should be the cosmological energy density integral, but it is too long…). … Continue reading

LOG#155. Maximal tension, Λ and quantum gravity.

Hi, folks! Before the upcoming series of thematic blog posts (they are on their way, eager readers), I found a very interesting paper to discuss. The paper is this http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.1820 and the pdf file can be found here http://arxiv.org/pdf/1408.1820v1.pdf . The author of … Continue reading

LOG#135. Modified gravity.

Let me write a review of some non-newtonian potentials and forces. There are some interesting potentials beyond the purely newtonian-like/coulombian-like potential energy and force. In 3 dimensions of space (3+1 spacetime), the gravitational potential energy and the universal law of … Continue reading

LOG#134. Chaplygin gas.

Warm Dark Matter candidates: neutrinos, axions, extra relativistic species currently unknown. Cold Dark Matter candidates: many. Pick one (or many!): Z primes, the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP), gravitino, gaugino, neutralino, ELKO fields, Majorana spinors, the infinite component Majorana field, unparticles, … Continue reading

LOG#132. Spacetime foam(II).

The second post in this thread is completely speculative. 1) Suppose that Dark Energy is some kind of “fluid” made of some long wavelength “particles” or “exotic stuff”. 2) How different are those “Dark Energy particles” from the particles we … Continue reading