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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physics Letters B|
|Early online date||11 Sep 2013|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Nov 2013|
- scalar-tensor gravity
- cosmic inflationary
- core-collapse supernovae