Explaining Holographic Dark Energy

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Galaxies, Vol: 1, Issue: 3, Page: 180-191

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10036
DOI:
10.3390/galaxies1030180
Author(s):
Gao, Shan
Publisher(s):
MDPI AG
article description
The possible holographic origin of dark energy is investigated. The main existing explanations, namely the UV/IR connection argument of Cohen et al, Thomas' bulk holography argument, and Ng's spacetime foam argument, are shown to be not wholly satisfactory. A new explanation is then proposed based on the ideas of Thomas and Ng. It is suggested that the dark energy originates from the quantum fluctuations of spacetime limited by the event horizon of the universe. Several potential problems of the explanation are also discussed.