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The Cosmological Constant

Carroll, Sean M. (2001) The Cosmological Constant. Living Reviews in Relativity, 4 . Art. No. 1. ISSN 1433-8351. doi:10.12942/lrr-2001-1.

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This is a review of the physics and cosmology of the cosmological constant. Focusing on recent developments, I present a pedagogical overview of cosmology in the presence of a cosmological constant, observational constraints on its magnitude, and the physics of a small (and potentially nonzero) vacuum energy.

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Additional Information:© The Author(s) 1998. This review is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Germany License. Accepted: 29 January 2001. Published: 7 February 2001. I wish to thank Greg Anderson, Tom Banks, Robert Caldwell, Joanne Cohn, Gordon Chalmers, Michael Dine, George Field, Peter Garnavich, Christophe Grojean, Jeff Harvey, Dragan Huterer, Steuard Jensen, Gordy Kane, Manoj Kaplinghat, Bob Kirshner, Lloyd Knox, Finn Larsen, Laura Mersini, Ue-Li Pen, Saul Perlmutter, Joe Polchinski, Ted Pyne, Brian Schmidt, and Michael Turner for numerous useful conversations, Patrick Brady, Deryn Fogg and Clifford Johnson for rhetorical encouragement, and Bill Press and Ed Turner for insinuating me into this formerly-disreputable subject. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Subject Keywords:cosmology, cosmological constant, vacuum energy
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Official Citation:Carroll, S.M. Living Rev. Relativ. (2001) 4: 1. doi:10.12942/lrr-2001-1
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