# Dynamics of the cosmological and Newton’s constant

@article{Smolin2016DynamicsOT, title={Dynamics of the cosmological and Newton’s constant}, author={L. Smolin}, journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity}, year={2016}, volume={33}, pages={025011} }

A modification of general relativity is presented in which Newton's constant, G, and the cosmological constant, Λ, become a conjugate pair of dynamical variables. These are functions of a global time, hence the theory is presented in the framework of shape dynamics, which trades many-fingered time for a local scale invariance and an overall reparametrization of the global time. As a result, due to the fact that these global dynamical variables are canonically conjugate, the field equations are… CONTINUE READING

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