Authors: Andrew Beckwith
The following document is to prepare an analysis on if the cosmological constant is a vacuum field. Candidates for how to analyze this issue come up in terms of brane theory, modified treatments of WdM theory (pseudo time component added) and/ or how to look at squeezing of vacuum states, as initially coherent semi classical constructions, or string theory versions of coherent states. The article presents a thought experiment if there is a non zero graviton mass, and at the end, in the conclusion states experimental modeling criteria which may indicate if a non zero graviton mass is measurable, which would indicate the existence, de facto of a possible replacement for DE, based upon non zero mass gravitons, and indications for a replacement for a cosmological constant.
Comments: 30 pages, 5 figures. One of two subject areas submitted to the conference 11th annual international meeting "Fundamental Frontiers of Physics" which will take place in the capital of France, Paris, from the 6th to the 9th of July, 2010.
[v1] 12 Apr 2010
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