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The standard model (in theoretical physics) for the observable universe on the largest length scales of cosmology:
it is an inflationary FRW spacetime with cosmological constant (“dark energy”) and cold dark matter. The technical term for this is the $\Lambda$ CDM concordance model (where “$\Lambda$” is the standard symbol for the cosmological constant and “CDM” is for “cold dark matter”).
The current model assumes that the energy density of the observable universe consists of
26.8% dark matter
68.3% dark energy.
(e.g. Einasto 09, fig 17, here)
standard model of particle physics and cosmology
theory: | Einstein- | Yang-Mills- | Dirac- | Higgs |
---|---|---|---|---|
gravity | electroweak and strong nuclear force | fermionic matter | scalar field | |
field content: | vielbein field $e$ | principal connection $\nabla$ | spinor $\psi$ | scalar field $H$ |
Lagrangian: | scalar curvature density | field strength squared | Dirac operator component density | field strength squared + potential density |
$L =$ | $R(e) vol(e) +$ | $\langle F_\nabla \wedge \star_e F_\nabla\rangle +$ | $(\psi , D_{(e,\nabla)} \psi) vol(e) +$ | $\nabla \bar H \wedge \star_e \nabla H + \left(\lambda {\vert H\vert}^4 - \mu^2 {\vert H\vert}^2 \right) vol(e)$ |
Lecture notes include
A review is in
A discussion of open problems is in
A mathematically precise account of the model in terms of AQFT on curved spacetimes is in
See also
Wikipedia, Lambda-CDM model
Jaan Einasto, Dark matter (arXiv:0901.0632) 2009