Definition of cosmological constant in English:

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cosmological constant


An arbitrary constant in the field equations of general relativity.
Example sentences
  • Einstein introduced the cosmological constant to his equations of general relativity because he believed the universe was static.
  • On the plus side, the vanishing vacuum energy that is implied by supersymmetry ensures that the cosmological constant vanishes.
  • We are making fast progress on understanding the implications of the existence of a cosmological constant for quantum gravity.

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