# The Dark side of gravity: Modified theories of gravity

@article{Lobo2008TheDS, title={The Dark side of gravity: Modified theories of gravity}, author={Francisco S. N. Lobo}, journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology}, year={2008} }

Modern astrophysical and cosmological models are faced with two severe theoretical difficulties, that can be summarized as the dark energy and the dark matter problems. Relative to the former, it has been stated that cosmology has entered a 'golden age', in which high-precision observational data have confirmed with startling evidence that the Universe is undergoing a phase of accelerated expansion. Several candidates, responsible for this expansion, have been proposed in the literature, in…

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