Torsional dark energy

D. Benisty, A. Van De Venn, D. Vasak, J. Struckmeier, H. Stoecker

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Dark energy from kinetic torsion is discussed. The torsion incorporated in the Einstein-Cartan (EC) Lagrangian is assumed to be totally anti-symmetric, represented by a timelike axial vector Sμ. The dynamics of torsion is invoked by a novel kinetic term that gives rise to dark energy, while the massive quadratic torsion term, emanating from the EC part, represents a stiff fluid that leads to a bouncing term.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2242013
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Issue number14
StatePublished - 15 Oct 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Dark energy
  • modified gravity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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