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.
- scalar-tensor gravity
- cosmic inflationary
- core-collapse supernovae
Wang, CH-T., Hodson, A. O., St J. Murphy, A., Davies, T. B., Mendonca, J. T., & Bingham, R. (2013). Dynamical trapping and relaxation of scalar gravitational fields. Physics Letters B, 726(4-5), 791-794. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2013.09.002