Dynamical trapping and relaxation of scalar gravitational fields

Wang, C.H.-T and Hodson, A.O. and Murphy, A.St.J. and Davies, T.B. and Mendonça, J.T. and Bingham, R. (2013) Dynamical trapping and relaxation of scalar gravitational fields. Modern Physics Letters B, 726 (4-5). pp. 791-794. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

We present a framework for nonlinearly coupled scalar–tensor theory of gravity to address both inflation and core-collapse supernova problems. The unified approach is based on a novel dynamical trapping and relaxation of scalar gravity in highly energetic regimes. The new model provides a viable alternative mechanism of inflation free from various issues known to affect previous proposals. Furthermore, it could be related to observable violent astronomical events, specifically by releasing a significant amount of additional gravitational energy during core-collapse supernovae. A recent experiment at CERN relevant for testing this new model is briefly outlined.