Salvatore Capozziello

Salvatore Capozziello
University of Naples Federico II | UNINA · Dept of Physics E. Pancini

Full Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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January 1997 - December 2005
Università degli Studi di Salerno
January 1994 - December 2012
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
January 1990 - December 2013
INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
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Publications (881)
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In this paper, we outline the scientific objectives, the experimental layout, and the collaborations envisaged for the GINGER (Gyroscopes IN GEneral Relativity) project. The GINGER project brings together different scientific disciplines aiming at building an array of Ring Laser Gyroscopes (RLGs), exploiting the Sagnac effect, to measure continuous...
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Cosmological models and their corresponding parameters are widely debated because of the current discrepancy between the results of the Hubble constant, $H_{0}$, obtained by SNe Ia, and the Planck data from the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. Thus, considering high redshift probes like Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) is a necessary step. However, us...
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We discuss the cosmological inflation in the context of $f(Q)$ non-metric gravity, where $Q$ is the non-metric scalar. After introducing conformal transformations for $f(Q)$ gravity, we first focus on the potential-slow-roll inflation by studying the corresponding potentials for different forms of the function $f(Q)$ in the Einstein frame. Secondly...
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The elusive physical nature of Horndeski gravity is elucidated in a new approach depicting this class of theories as a dissipative effective fluid. Requiring the constitutive equations of the latter to be those of a Newtonian fluid restricts the theory to only two disconnected subclasses of "viable" Horndeski gravity. Therefore, a stress-energy ten...
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We investigate the velocity distribution of elliptical galaxies in the framework of Non-local Gravity. According to this approach, it is possible to recover the fundamental plane of elliptical galaxies without the dark matter hypothesis. Specifically, we compare theoretical predictions for circular velocity in Non-local Gravity context with the cor...
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We discuss the cosmological inflation in the context of f(Q) non-metric gravity, where Q is the non-metric scalar. After introducing conformal transformations for f(Q) gravity, we first focus on the potential-slow-roll inflation by studying the corresponding potentials for different forms of the function f(Q) in the Einstein frame. Secondly, we inv...
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We consider non-local Integral Kernel Theories of Gravity in a homogeneous and isotropic universe background as a possible scenario to drive the cosmic history. In particular, we investigate the cosmological properties of a gravitational action containing the inverse d'Alembert operator of the Ricci scalar proposed to improve Einstein's gravity at...
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We probe four cosmological models which, potentially, can solve the Hubble tension according to the dark energy equation of state. In this context, we demonstrate that the Einstein Telescope is capable of achieving a relative accuracy below $1\%$ on the Hubble constant independently of the specific dark energy model. We firstly build mock catalogs...
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An unambiguous definition of gravitational energy remains one of the unresolved issues of physics today. This problem is related to the non-localization of gravitational energy density. In General Relativity, there have been many proposals for defining the gravitational energy density, notably those proposed by Einstein, Tolman, Landau and Lifshitz...
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We discuss equivalent representations of gravity in the framework of metric-affine geometries pointing out basic concepts from where these theories stem out. In particular, we take into account tetrads and spin connection to describe the so called {\it Geometric Trinity of Gravity}. Specifically, we consider General Relativity, constructed upon the...
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In General Relativity there were many proposals for defining the gravitational energy density, notably those proposed by Einstein, Tolman, Landau and Lifshitz, Papapetrou, M{\o}ller, and Weinberg. In this review we firstly explored the energy-momentum complex in $n^{th}$ order gravitational Lagrangian $L=L\left(g_{\mu\nu}, g_{\mu\nu,i_{1}}, g_{\mu\...
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Cosmological probes at any redshift are necessary to reconstruct consistently the cosmic history. Studying properly the tension on the Hubble constant, H0, obtained by supernovae type Ia (SNe Ia) and the Planck measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation would require complete samples of distance indicators at any epoch. Gamma-ray bur...
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We show that the neutrino mass, the dark matter and the dark energy can be explained in a unified framework, postulating a new invisible Born–Infeld field, which we name “non-linear dark photon”, undergoing a meV-scale dynamical transmutation and coupled to neutrinos. Dark energy genesis is dynamically explained as a byproduct of the dark photon co...
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We explore the possibility of multi-parametric resonances from time varying sound speed during cosmological inflation. In particular, we fix our set-up to the simpler case beyond a single oscillation model already explored in literature: two sinusoidal harmonics around a constant sound speed equal to one. We find that, within the perturbative regim...
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We investigate the velocity distribution of elliptical galaxies in the framework of Non-local Gravity. According to this approach, it is possible to recover the fundamental plane of elliptical galaxies without the dark matter hypothesis. Specifically, we compare theoretical predictions for circular velocity in Non-local Gravity context with the cor...
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We consider non-local Integral Kernel Theories of Gravity in a homogeneous and isotropic universe background as a possible scenario to drive the cosmic history. In particular, we investigate the cosmological properties of a gravitational action containing the inverse d'Alembert operator of the Ricci scalar proposed to improve Einstein's gravity at...
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Extended theories of gravity have been extensively investigated during the last thirty years, aiming at fixing infrared and ultraviolet shortcomings of General Relativity and of the associated $$\varLambda $$ Λ CDM cosmological model. Recently, non-local theories of gravity have drawn increasing attention due to their potential to ameliorate both t...
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Cosmological probes at any redshift are necessary to reconstruct consistently the cosmic history. Studying properly the tension on the Hubble constant, $H_0$, obtained by Supernovae Type Ia (SNe Ia) and the Planck measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation would require complete samples of distance indicators at any epoch. Gamma-Ray...
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We study possible effects of non-local gravity corrections on the recent discovery by the IceCube collaboration, reporting high-energy neutrino flux detected at energies of order PeV. Considering the 4-dimensional operator $$\sim y_{\alpha \chi }\overline{{L_{{\alpha }}}}\, H\, \chi$$ ∼ y α χ L α ¯ H χ , it is possible to explain both the IceCube n...
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We investigate the capability of Einstein Telescope to constrain the cosmological parameters of the non-flat $\Lambda$CDM cosmological model. Two types of mock datasets are considered depending on whether or not a short Gamma-Ray Burst is detected and associated with the gravitational wave event using the THESEUS satellite. Depending on the mock da...
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We use observational data from the S2 star orbiting around the Galactic Center to constrain a black hole solution of extended teleparallel gravity models. Subsequently, we construct the shadow images of Sgr A ⋆ black hole. In particular, we constrain the parameter α = 1/λ which appears in the Born-Infeld f (T) model. In the strong gravity regime we...
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We use observational data from the S2 star orbiting around the Galactic Center to constrain a black hole solution of extended teleparallel gravity models. Subsequently, we construct the shadow images of Sgr A$^{\star}$ black hole. In particular, we constrain the parameter $\alpha=1/\lambda$ which appears in the Born-Infeld $f(T)$ model. In the stro...
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Extended theories of gravity have been extensively investigated during the last thirty years, aiming at fixing infrared and ultraviolet shortcomings of General Relativity and of the associated $\Lambda$CDM cosmological model. Recently, non-local theories of gravity have drawn increasing attention due to their potential to ameliorate both the ultrav...
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We propose a new parametrization of dark energy motivated by thermodynamics. To this aim, we consider Padé polynomials to reconstruct the form of deceleration parameter adequate to describe different epochs of cosmic history and divergence-free in the far future. The proposed scenario also fulfills the demand of structure formation and contains the...
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Inflationary models derived from f(R) gravity, where the scalaron rolls down with a constant rate from the top to the minimum of the effective potential, are considered. Specifically, we take into account three f(R) models, i.e. Starobinsky R2, R2p and the logarithmic corrected models. We compare the inflationary parameters derived from the models...
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We consider an extended theory of gravity with Lagrangian [Formula: see text], with [Formula: see text] being a [Formula: see text]th-order invariant made of contractions of the energy–momentum tensor. When [Formula: see text] , this theory reduces to [Formula: see text] gravity, where [Formula: see text] accounts for the trace of the energy–moment...
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We investigate McVittie and generalized McVittie solutions for Horndeski gravity with a spatially homogeneous gravitational scalar field, which is stealth at small scales near the central object but, at large scales, sources the FLRW universe in which the central inhomogeneity is embedded. Unlike previous studies, we include matter and obtain gener...
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A theory of gravity without masses can be constructed starting from Minkowski [Formula: see text] spaces. The corresponding adapted [Formula: see text] Minkowski potentials, gradients and Laplacians built on each signature lead to a field equation similar to the Newton-Laplace one. In this framework, the anti-de Sitter spacetime is a hypersurface d...
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We explore the possibility of multi-parametric resonances from time varying sound speed during cosmological inflation. In particular, we fix our set-up to the simpler case beyond a single oscillation model already explored in literature: two sinusoidal harmonics around a constant sound speed equal to one. We find that, within the perturbative regim...
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We consider gravity mediated by non-metricity, with vanishing curvature and torsion. The gravitational action, including an arbitrary function of the non-metric scalar, is investigated in view of characterizing the dark energy effects. In particular, we present a method to reconstruct the $f(Q)$ action without resorting to \emph{a priori} assumptio...
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The standard Λ Cold Dark Matter (ΛCDM) cosmological model provides a good description of a wide range of astrophysical and cosmological data. However, there are a few big open questions that make the standard model look like an approximation to a more realistic scenario yet to be found. In this paper, we list a few important goals that need to be a...
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Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs), observed up to $z=9.4$, can be employed as standardized candles, extending the distance ladder beyond Supernovae Type Ia (SNe Ia, $z=2.26$). We standardize GRBs using the 3D fundamental plane relation among the rest-frame end time of the X-ray plateau emission, its corresponding luminosity, and the peak prompt luminosity. C...
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In order to bypass the big bang singularity, we develop an emergent universe scenario within a covariant extension of General Relativity known as "Energy-Momentum Squared Gravity". The extra terms of the model emerge in the high energy regime. Considering dynamics in a Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker background, critical points, representing st...
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In order to bypass the big bang singularity, we develop an emergent universe scenario within a covariant extension of General Relativity known as \emph{"Energy-Momentum Squared Gravity"}. The extra terms of the model emerge in the high energy regime. Considering dynamics in a Friedmann-Lema\^itre-Robertson-Walker background, critical points, repres...
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Quasars (QSOs) are extremely luminous active galatic nuclei currently observed up to redshift $z=7.642$. As such, they have the potential to be the next rung of the cosmic distance ladder beyond SNe Ia, if they can reliably be used as cosmological probes. The main issue in adopting QSOs as standard candles (similarly to Gamma-Ray Bursts) is the lar...
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Emerging high redshift cosmological probes, in particular quasars (QSOs), show a preference for larger matter densities, $\Omega_{m} \approx 1$, within the flat $\Lambda$CDM framework. Here, using the Risaliti-Lusso relation for standardizable QSOs, we demonstrate that the QSOs recover the \textit{same} Planck-$\Lambda$CDM Universe as Type Ia super...
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In this paper we will list a few important goals that need to be addressed in the next decade, also taking into account the current discordances between the different cosmological probes, such as the disagreement in the value of the Hubble constant $H_0$, the $\sigma_8$--$S_8$ tension, and other less statistically significant anomalies. While these...
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Minisuperspace Quantum Cosmology is an approach by which it is possible to infer initial conditions for dynamical systems which can suitably represent observable and non-observable universes. Here we discuss theories of gravity which, from various points of view, extend Einstein’s General Relativity. Specifically, the Hamiltonian formalism for f(R)...
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Minisuperpace Quantum Cosmology is an approach by which it is possible to infer initial conditions for dynamical systems which can suitably represent observable and non-observable universes. Here we discuss theories of gravity which, from various points of view, extend Einstein's General Relativity. Specifically, the Hamiltonian formalism for $f(R)...
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The Big Bang initial singularity problem can be solved by means of bouncing solutions. In the context of extended theories of gravity, we will look for covariant effective actions whose field equations contain up to fourth-order derivatives of the metric tensor. In finding such bouncing solutions, we will make use of an order reduction technique ba...
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The Big Bang initial singularity problem can be solved by means of bouncing solutions. In the context of extended theories of gravity, we will look for covariant effective actions whose field equations contain up to fourth-order derivatives of the metric tensor. In finding such bouncing solutions, we will make use of an order reduction technique ba...
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The exploration of the universe has recently entered a new era thanks to the multi-messenger paradigm, characterized by a continuous increase in the quantity and quality of experimental data that is obtained by the detection of the various cosmic messengers (photons, neutrinos, cosmic rays and gravitational waves) from numerous origins. They give u...
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We consider an extended theory of gravity with Lagrangian $\mathcal{L} = f(R,{\bf T}^{(n)})$, with ${\bf T}^{(n)}$ being a $2n$-th order invariant made of contractions of the energy-momentum tensor. When $n=1$ this theory reduces to $f(R,T)$ gravity, where $T$ accounts for the trace of the energy-momentum tensor. We study the gravitational wave pol...
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A main issue in cosmology and astrophysics is whether the dark sector phenomenology originates from particle physics, then requiring the detection of new fundamental components, or it can be addressed by modifying General Relativity. Extended Theories of Gravity are possible candidates aimed in framing dark energy and dark matter in a comprehensive...
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We propose a model-independent parametrization of dark energy motivated by thermodynamics. To this aim, we consider Pad\'e polynomials to reconstruct the form of deceleration parameter adequate to describe different epochs of cosmic history and divergence-free in the far future. The proposed scenario also fulfills the demand of structure formation...
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The observed red shift $z$ might be composed by the expansion red shift $z_{\rm C}$ and an additional frequency shift $z_{\rm S}$, towards the red or the blue, by considering Extended Theories of Electromagnetism (ETE). Indeed, massive photon theories - the photon has a real mass as in the de Broglie-Proca theory or an effective mass as in the Stan...
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We derive the gravitational energy–momentum pseudo-tensor τμνμ in both Palatini and metric approaches to f(R) gravity. We then obtain the related cosmological gravitational energy density. Considering a flat Friedmann–Lemaître–Robertson–Walker spacetime, the energy density complex of matter and gravitation vanishes in the metric approach, but resul...
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For an observation time equal to the universe age, the Heisenberg principle fixes the value of the smallest measurable mass at mH=1.35×10-69 kg and prevents to probe the masslessness for any particle using a balance. The corresponding reduced Compton length to mH is , and represents the length limit beyond which masslessness cannot be proved using...
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The observed red shift z might be composed by the expansion red shift zC and an additional frequency shift zS, towards the red or the blue, by considering extended theories of electromagnetism (ETE). Indeed, massive photon theories—the photon has a real mass as in the de Broglie–Proca theory or an effective mass as in the standard-model extension,...
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A main issue in cosmology and astrophysics is whether the dark sector phenomenology originates from particle physics, then requiring the detection of new fundamental components, or it can be addressed by modifying General Relativity. Extended Theories of Gravity are possible candidates aimed in framing dark energy and dark matter in a comprehensive...
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We review the possible violation of the Equivalence Principle at finite temperature [Formula: see text] in the framework of curvature-based Extended Theories of Gravity. Specifically, we first show how it is possible to derive Equivalence Principle violation from Quantum Field Theory at [Formula: see text]. Subsequently, we exhibit how this result...
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We consider extensions of General Relativity based on the non-local function f(R,□−1R), where R is the Ricci curvature scalar and the non-locality is due to the term □−1R. We focus on cosmological minisuperspaces and select viable models by the Noether Symmetry Approach. Then we find viable exact solutions pointing out the role of non-locality in c...
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We discuss some main aspects of theories of gravity containing non-local terms in view of cosmological applications. In particular, we consider various extensions of General Relativity based on geometrical invariants as $f(R, \Box^{-1} R)$, $f({\cal G}, \Box^{-1} {\cal G})$ and $f(T, \Box^{-1} T)$ gravity where $R$ is the Ricci curvature scalar, $\...
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We discuss some main aspects of theories of gravity containing nonlocal terms in view of cosmological applications. In particular, we consider various extensions of general relativity based on geometrical invariants as [Formula: see text], [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] gravity where [Formula: see text] is the Ricci curvature scalar, [...
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We review the possible violation of the Equivalence Principle at finite temperature T in the framework of curvature based Extended Theories of Gravity. Specifically, we first show how it is possible to derive Equivalence Principle violation from Quantum Field Theory at non-vanishing T. Subsequently, we exhibit how this result can be precisely recov...
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The Standard Model (SM) of particle physics and General Relativity (GR) are the two pillars of our current understanding of Nature. Both theories have been probed individually with ever increasing precision and are consistent with nearly all experimental observations. However, they fail to explain dark matter, dark energy, or the imbalance between...
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General Relativity has not ceased its outstanding performance to explain gravitational phenomena with exquisite accuracy in an ever increasing range of scales. Modifying General Relativity is an arduous task, not only for its aforementioned exquisite performance to explain observations, but because its internal structure is tightly constrained by c...
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For an observation time {equal to} the universe age, the Heisenberg principle fixes the value of the smallest measurable mass at $m_{\rm H}=1.35 \times 10^{-69}$ kg and prevents to probe the masslessness for any particle using a balance. The corresponding reduced Compton length to $m_{\rm H}$ is $\lambdabar_{\rm H}$, and represents the length limit...
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Teleparallel and symmetric teleparallel gravity offer platforms in which gravity can be formulated in interesting geometric approaches, respectively given by torsion and nonmetricity. In this vein, general relativity can be expressed in three dynamically equivalent ways which may offer insights into the different properties of these decompositions...
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We investigate the upper mass limit predictions of the baryonic mass for static neutron stars in the context of $f(R)$ gravity. We use the most popular $f(R)$ gravity model, namely the $R^2$ gravity, and calculate the maximum baryon mass of static neutron stars adopting several realistic equations of state and one ideal equation of state, namely th...
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We investigate the upper mass limit predictions of the baryonic mass for static neutron stars in the context of f(R) gravity. We use the most popular f(R) gravity model, namely the R2gravity, and calculate the maximum baryon mass of static neutron stars adopting several realistic equations of state and one ideal equation of state, namely that of ca...
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We consider extensions of General Relativity based on the non-local function $f(R, \Box^{-1} R)$, where $R$ is the Ricci curvature scalar and the non-locality is due to the term $\Box^{-1} R$. We focus on cosmological minisuperspaces and select viable models by the Noether Symmetry Approach. Then we find viable exact solutions pointing out the role...
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The exploration of the universe has recently entered a new era thanks to the multi-messenger paradigm, characterized by a continuous increase in the quantity and quality of experimental data that is obtained by the detection of the various cosmic messengers (photons, neutrinos, cosmic rays and gravitational waves) from numerous origins. They give u...
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We propose two model independent methods to obtain constraints on the transition and equivalence redshifts ztr, zeq. In particular, we consider ztr as the onset of cosmic acceleration, whereas zeq the redshift at which the densities of dark energy and pressureless matter are equated. With this prescription, we expand the Hubble and deceleration par...
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Loop quantum cosmology (LQC) is a theory which renders the Big Bang initial singularity into a quantum bounce, by means of short-range repulsive quantum effects at the Planck scale. In this work, we are interested in reproducing the effective Friedmann equation of LQC, by considering a generic f ( R , P , Q ) theory of gravity, where $$R=g^{\mu \nu...
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Lovelock gravity in D -dimensional space-times is considered adopting Cartan's structure equations. In this context, we find out exact solutions in cosmological and spherically symmetric backgrounds. In the latter case, we also derive horizons and the corresponding Bekenstein-Hawking entropies. Moreover, we focus on the topological Chern-Simons the...
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After giving a short overview of previous results on constraining of Extended Gravity (EG) by stellar orbits, we discuss the Schwarzschild orbital precession of S2 star assuming the congruence with predictions of General Relativity (GR). At the moment, the S2 star trajectory is remarkably fitted with the first post-Newtonian (pN) approximation of G...
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This topical white paper wishes to recommend to the BPS decadal survey the state-of-the-art objectives of fundamental physics and lunar science, that are enabled by next generation single, large diameter CCRs deployed by means of NASA-CLPS missions, through the international Artemis Accords, the EL3 lunar program and the LGN during the decade 2023-...
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We test the validity of a possible schematization of DNA structure and dynamics based on the Chern–Simons theory, that is a topological field theory mostly considered in the context of effective gravity theories. By means of the expectation value of the Wilson Loop, derived from this analogue gravity approach, we find the point-like curvature of ge...
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As the title suggests we have to discuss about more than one equation. These Schrödinger equations can be considered as axioms and principles of Quantum Mechanics due to the practical and conceptual consequences of their formulation. The starting point for our considerations is asking how Erwin Schrödinger conceived these equations. According to th...
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When we are talking about matter we can think at the following thought experiment: consider a rectangular parallelepiped block of iron and suppose we can perfectly cut it in two equal pieces without loosing material. One of its dimensions, say the height L becomes L/2. One of the two smaller equal rectangular parallelepipeds is also cut in two equa...
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A mathematical journey towards Quantum Mechanics would like to be an itinerary moving from Classical Mechanics to Special Relativity, then continuing to Quantum Mechanics. This book consists of self-contained short lectures, the first thirteen being a necessary revision of some basic concepts of Classical Mechanics and Special Relativity.
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Originally, the so-called Hermite polynomials were introduced by Pierre-Simon de Laplace in 1810 and studied with respect to different applications both by Pafnuty Chebyshev and Charles Hermite. They were named after Hermite because his works, in 1865, were more visible than those of the others.
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Elementary particles, as electron, have an intrinsic characteristic named “spin”. The analog of this property is a rotation. All rotations are made with respect one ore more than one axes of rotation. A rotation around an axis only is represented by a segment line (a vector) with an arrow at one end. The arrow gives information on the sense of rota...