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Dark Energy Couplings

Dark energy may not be completely dark --- it may harbor couplings to the Standard Model or dark matter that for one reason or another have eluded our grasp. Yet, if the Standard Model itself is a guide, then no couplings are superfluous: anything not prohibited is mandatory. So we may ask whether the allowed couplings of dark energy are essential to its behavior as the universal accelerant. A number of our projects (Bielefeld et al 2013, Romalis & Caldwell 2013, Caldwell et al 2011) aim at this question.

FACULTY CONTACT: Robert Caldwell