A Machian Model of Dark Energy

R. G. Vishwakarma

Einstein believed that Mach’s principle should play a major role in finding a meaningful spacetime geometry, though it was discovered later that his field equations gave some solutions which were not Machian. It is shown, in this essay, that the kinematical $\Lambda$ models, which are invoked to solve the cosmological constant problem, are in fact consistent with Mach’s ideas. One particular model in this category is described which results from the microstructure of spacetime and seems to explain the current observations successfully and also has some benefits over the conventional models. This forces one to think whether the Mach’s ideas and the cosmological constant are interrelated in some way.

arXiv : A Machian Model of Dark Energy

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