Scalar Fields in the Universe

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics


The project will study various situations where the cosmological evolution of scalar fields is of special theoretical interest and of observational importance. This will include cosmological constraints on the variation of traditinal constants of physics if they are promoted to become possible time-varying scalar fields. It will also include a more detailed investigation of the recent discovery of finite-time singularities in the cosmological evolution of simple scalar fields and the role of scalar fields in the study of dark energy.


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Board C (2017) Cosmological models in energy-momentum-squared gravity in Physical Review D

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/N503976/1 01/10/2015 31/03/2021
1625984 Studentship ST/N503976/1 01/10/2015 31/03/2019 Charles Victor Board