Université de GenèveDépartement de Physique ThéoriqueCAP Genève

Non-local gravity and comparison with observational datasets

27. November 2014
Cite as: 
Y. Dirian, S. Foffa, M. Kunz, M. Maggiore, V. Pettorino, [arXiv:1411.7692]

We study the cosmological predictions of two recently proposed non-local modifications of General Relativity. Both models have the same number of parameters as LCDM, with a mass parameter m replacing the cosmological constant. We implement the cosmological perturbations of the non-local models into a modification of the CLASS Boltzmann code, and we make a full comparison to CMB, BAO and supernova data. We find that the non-local models fit these datasets as well as LCDM. For both non-local models parameter estimation using Planck+JLA+BAO data gives a value of H_0 higher than in LCDM, and in better agreement with the values obtained from local measurements.


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