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Title: Torsion and the cosmological constant problem
Authors: de Sabbata, V
Sivaram, C
Keywords: Computational Astrophysics;Cosmology;Plancks Constant;Rotating Matter;Torsion;Universe;Einstein Equations;Gravitational Effects;Relativity;Spin Dynamics
Issue Date: Mar-1990
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Astrophysics and Space Science, Vol. 165, No. 1, pp. 51 - 55
Abstract: A promising possibility which has yet to be considered with a view to furthering understanding of the cosmological constant problem is the use of torsion in a framework such as that of Einstein-Cartan theory: as would be natural in considering the gravitational contributions of particles with spin. It is presently shown that the recently suggested energy-dependent torsion-coupling constant can make the spin contributions of matter sources sufficiently large to cancel the cosmological constant term at all stages of the early universe, from the Plank epoch onward.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2248/3759
ISSN: 0004-640X
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