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Title: Fine Structure of Dark Energy and New Physics

Following our recent work on the cosmological constant problem, in this letter we make a specific proposal regarding the fine structure (i.e., the spectrum) of dark energy. The proposal is motivated by a deep analogy between the blackbody radiation problem, which led to the development of quantum theory, and the cosmological constant problem, for which we have recently argued calls for a conceptual extension of the quantum theory. We argue that the fine structure of dark energy is governed by a Wien distribution, indicating its dual quantum and classical nature. We discuss observational consequences of such a picture of dark energy and constrain the distribution function.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1197974
Grant/Contract Number:
FG05-92ER40677
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Advances in High Energy Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2007; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-08-11 08:51:00; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-7357
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
Egypt
Language:
English