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The Cosmological Constant by Sean M. Carroll

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The Cosmological Constant
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 50

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This is a review of the physics and cosmology of the cosmological constant. Focusing on recent developments, the author presents a pedagogical overview of cosmology in the presence of a cosmological constant, observational constraints on its magnitude, and the physics of a small (and potentially nonzero) vacuum energy.

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