Variable-speed-of-light (VSL) cosmologies are currently attracting much interest as a possible alternative to cosmological inflation. We discuss the fundamental geometrodynamic aspects of VSL cosmologies, and provide several alternative implementations. These implementations provide a large class of VSL cosmologies that pass the zeroth-order consistency tests of being compatible with both classical Einstein gravity and low-energy particle physics. While they solve the "kinematic" puzzles as well as inflation does, VSL cosmologies typically do not solve the flatness problem since in their purest form no violation of the strong energy condition occurs. Nevertheless, these models are easy to unify with inflation.
|Titolo:||chi variable-speed-of-light cosmologies|
|Autori:||Liberati S; Bassett BA; Molina-Paris C; Visser M|
|Rivista:||NUCLEAR PHYSICS B-PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0920-5632(00)00780-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contribution in Conference proceedings|