EAS Publications Series
Volume 36, 2009Dark Energy and Dark Matter: Observations, Experiments and Theories
|Page(s)||161 - 166|
|Published online||30 May 2009|
E. Pécontal, T. Buchert, Ph. Di Stefano and Y. Copin (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 36 (2009) 161-166
Dark Energy vs. Dark Matter: Towards a Unifying Scalar Field?
Université de Lyon, 69000 Lyon, France
2 Université Lyon 1, 69622 Villeurbanne, France
3 Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, Observatoire de Lyon, 9 avenue Charles André, 69561 Saint-Genis Laval Cedex, France
4 CNRS, UMR 5574, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France
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The standard model of cosmology suggests the existence of two components, “dark matter” and “dark energy”, which determine the fate of the Universe. Their nature is still under investigation, and no direct proof of their existences has emerged yet. There exist alternative models which reinterpret the cosmological observations, for example by replacing the dark energy/dark matter hypothesis by the existence of a unique dark component, the dark fluid, which is able to mimic the behaviour of both components. After a quick review of the cosmological constraints on this unifying dark fluid, we will present a model of dark fluid based on a complex scalar field and discuss the problem of the choice of the potential.
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