• The Mystery of Dark Energy and Some Revelations

    • Fulltext

       

        Click here to view fulltext PDF


      Permanent link:
      https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/024/03/0273-0287

    • Keywords

       

      Dark energy, cosmology, cosmological constant, accelerated expansion, Friedmann equations.

    • Abstract

       

      Observational data has lead us to believe that the Universe is undergoing an accelerated expansion. This acceleration canonly be driven by a component which has a negative pres-sure, the cosmological constant or other exotic models suchas the ‘dark energy’. Understanding the nature of dark en-ergy is the focus of many current studies, and its origin being unknown, these studies are largely focused on model building and constraining its parameters. In this article, we discuss how the accelerated expansion of the Universe is driven by dark energy and how dark energy parameters are constrained by observations.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      H K Jassal1

      1. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, PO Manauli, Punjab 140 306, India.
    • Dates

       
  • Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

© 2017-2019 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.