Viable singularity-free f(R) gravity without a cosmological constant.

  title={Viable singularity-free f(R) gravity without a cosmological constant.},
  author={Vin{\'i}cius Miranda and Sergio E. Jor'as and Ioav Waga and Miguel Quartin},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={102 22},
Several authors have argued that self-consistent f(R) gravity models distinct from the cold dark matter model with a cosmological constant (LambdaCDM) are almost ruled out. Confronting such claims, we present a particular two-parameter f(R) model that (a) is cosmologically viable and distinguishable from LambdaCDM, (b) is compatible with the existence of relativistic stars, (c) is free of singularities of the Ricci scalar during the cosmological evolution, and (d) allows the addition of high… 

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