The recent observation of the gravitational wave event GW170817 and of its electromagnetic counterpart GRB170817A, from a binary neutron star merger, has established that the speed of gravitational waves deviates from the speed of light by less than one part in 10^15. As a consequence, many extensions of General Relativity are inevitably ruled out. Among these we find the most relevant sectors of Horndeski gravity. In its original formulation, mimetic gravity is able to mimic cosmological dark matter, has tensorial perturbations that travel exactly at the speed of light but has vanishing scalar perturbations and this fact persists if we combine mimetic with Horndeski gravity. In this work, we show that implementing the mimetic gravity action with higher-order terms that break the Horndeski structure yields a cosmological model that satisfies the constraint on the speed of gravitational waves and mimics both dark energy and dark matter with a non-vanishing speed of sound. In this way, we are able to reproduce the ΛCDM cosmological model without introducing particle cold dark matter.

Mimicking dark matter and dark energy in a mimetic model compatible with GW170817 / Casalino, Alessandro; Rinaldi, Massimiliano; Sebastiani, Lorenzo; Vagnozzi, Sunny. - In: PHYSICS OF THE DARK UNIVERSE. - ISSN 2212-6864. - 22:(2018), pp. 108-115. [10.1016/j.dark.2018.10.001]

Mimicking dark matter and dark energy in a mimetic model compatible with GW170817

Alessandro Casalino;Massimiliano Rinaldi;Lorenzo Sebastiani;Sunny Vagnozzi
2018-01-01

Abstract

The recent observation of the gravitational wave event GW170817 and of its electromagnetic counterpart GRB170817A, from a binary neutron star merger, has established that the speed of gravitational waves deviates from the speed of light by less than one part in 10^15. As a consequence, many extensions of General Relativity are inevitably ruled out. Among these we find the most relevant sectors of Horndeski gravity. In its original formulation, mimetic gravity is able to mimic cosmological dark matter, has tensorial perturbations that travel exactly at the speed of light but has vanishing scalar perturbations and this fact persists if we combine mimetic with Horndeski gravity. In this work, we show that implementing the mimetic gravity action with higher-order terms that break the Horndeski structure yields a cosmological model that satisfies the constraint on the speed of gravitational waves and mimics both dark energy and dark matter with a non-vanishing speed of sound. In this way, we are able to reproduce the ΛCDM cosmological model without introducing particle cold dark matter.
2018
Casalino, Alessandro; Rinaldi, Massimiliano; Sebastiani, Lorenzo; Vagnozzi, Sunny
Mimicking dark matter and dark energy in a mimetic model compatible with GW170817 / Casalino, Alessandro; Rinaldi, Massimiliano; Sebastiani, Lorenzo; Vagnozzi, Sunny. - In: PHYSICS OF THE DARK UNIVERSE. - ISSN 2212-6864. - 22:(2018), pp. 108-115. [10.1016/j.dark.2018.10.001]
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