On the nature of dark energy: the lattice Universe

  title={On the nature of dark energy: the lattice Universe},
  author={Massimo Villata},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  • M. Villata
  • Published 13 February 2013
  • Physics
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
There is something unknown in the cosmos. Something big. Which causes the acceleration of the Universe expansion, that is perhaps the most surprising and unexpected discovery of the last decades, and thus represents one of the most pressing mysteries of the Universe. The current standard ΛCDM model uses two unknown entities to make everything fit: dark energy and dark matter, which together would constitute more than 95 % of the energy density of the Universe. A bit like saying that we have… 

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