By Salvatore Capozziello (auth.), Claudia Moreno González, José Edgar Madriz Aguilar, Luz Marina Reyes Barrera (eds.)

Proceedings from the 2012 Fourth overseas assembly on Gravitation and Cosmology, concentrating on sped up cosmic expansion

This quantity offers either an replace and a evaluation of the kingdom of other theories of gravity in reference to the sped up enlargement of the universe factor. diversified theoretical proposals exist to provide an explanation for the acceleration within the cosmic enlargement, producing the darkish power factor and commencing the chance to theories of gravity replacement to basic relativity. similar concerns corresponding to the darkish topic challenge also are surveyed as a way to supply the readers profound perception at the topic from varied issues of view. constructed from brief talks and plenary lectures given via major specialists within the box, a few of them with outstanding and historical contributions, the ebook permits the reader to discover readable and referenced surveys in issues like f(R) theories, the darkish subject and darkish strength matters, changed Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) situations, f(T) theories, scalar-tensor theories derived from non-Riemannian geometries, emergent universes, the cosmological consistent and different issues of present curiosity for more youthful and senior physicists and graduate scholars.

These court cases are from the Fourth overseas assembly on Gravitation and Cosmology, held in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, from 20 - 25 may perhaps, 2012, was once backed by means of ICTP- Trieste, Italy and COECyTJAL-Universidad de Guadalajara, México. This occasion is a sequence of clinical conferences begun in 2004 in Cuba, targeting present and chosen themes within the fields of gravitation and cosmology.

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