The Cosmological Constant
by Sean M. Carroll
Publisher: arXiv 2000
Number of pages: 50
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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