Exponential Lagrangian for the gravitational field and the problem of vacuum energy

Orchidea Maria Lecian, Giovanni Montani

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We will analyze two particular features of an exponential gravitational Lagrangian. On the one hand, while this choice of the Lagrangian density allows for two free parameters, only one scale, the cosmological constant, arises as fundamental when the proper Einsteinian limit is to be recovered. On the other hand, the vacuum energy arising from f(R) theories such that f(0) ≠ 0 needs a cancellation mechanism, by which the present value of the cosmological constant can be recast. © 2008 World Scientific Publishing Company.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1286 - 1289
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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