Holographic dark energy and late cosmic acceleration

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Abstract

It has been persuasively argued that the number of effective degrees of freedom of a macroscopic system is proportional to its area rather than to its volume. This entails interesting consequences for cosmology. Here we present a model based on this 'holographic principle' that accounts for the present stage of accelerated expansion of the Universe and significantly alleviates the coincidence problem also for non-spatially flat cosmologies. Likewise, we comment on a recently proposed late transition to a fresh decelerated phase. © 2007 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberS31
Pages (from-to)6865-6869
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Volume40
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2007

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