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Accelerated expansion from structure formation

Published in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2006, vol. 11, no. 003, p. 40
Abstract We discuss the physics of backreaction-driven accelerated expansion. Using the exact equations for the behaviour of averages in dust universes, we explain how large-scale smoothness does not imply that the effect of inhomogeneity and anisotropy on the expansion rate is small. We demonstrate with an analytical toy model how gravitational collapse can lead to acceleration. We find that the conjecture of the accelerated expansion being due to structure formation is in agreement with the general observational picture of structures in the universe, and more quantitative work is needed to make a detailed comparison.
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RASANEN, Syksy. Accelerated expansion from structure formation. In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2006, vol. 11, n° 003, p. 40. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:2562

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