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Alternative ideas in cosmology

18 Mar 2022-International Journal of Modern Physics D (International Journal of Modern Physics D)-Vol. 31, Iss: 08
TL;DR: Some remarkable examples of alternative cosmological theories are reviewed here, ranging from a compilation of variations on the standard model through the more distant quasi-steady-state cosmology, plasma cosmology or universe models as a hypersphere, to the most exotic cases including static models as discussed by the authors .
Abstract: Some remarkable examples of alternative cosmological theories are reviewed here, ranging from a compilation of variations on the Standard Model through the more distant quasi-steady-state cosmology, plasma cosmology, or universe models as a hypersphere, to the most exotic cases including static models. The present-day standard model of cosmology, Lambda-CDM, gives us a representation of a cosmos whose dynamics is dominated by gravity with a finite lifetime, large scale homogeneity, expansion and a hot initial state, together with other dark elements necessary to avoid certain inconsistencies with observations. There are however some models with characteristics that are close to those of the standard model but differing in some minor aspects: different considerations on CP violation, inflation, number of neutrino species, quark-hadron phase transition, baryonic or non-baryonic dark-matter, dark energy, nucleosynthesis scenarios, large-scale structure formation scenarios; or major variations like a inhomogeneous universe, Cold Big Bang, varying physical constants or gravity law, zero-active mass (also called `R_h=ct'), Milne, and cyclical models. At the most extreme distance from the standard model, the static models, a non-cosmological redshift includes `tired-light' hypotheses, which assume that the photon loses energy owing to an intrinsic property or an interaction with matter or light as it travels some distance, or other non-standard ideas. Our impression is that none of the alternative models has acquired the same level of development as Lambda-CDM in offering explanations of available cosmological observations. One should not, however, judge any theory in terms of the number of observations that it can successfully explain (ad hoc in many cases) given the much lower level of development of the alternative ones.

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01 Dec 2022-Galaxies
TL;DR: In this article , the authors compare the results of the standard ΛCDM cosmological model and some static cosmology models, including Zwicky's "tired-light" model.
Abstract: The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which has recently become operational, is capable of detecting objects at record-breaking redshifts, z≳15. This is a crucial advance for observational cosmology, as at these redshifts the differences between alternative cosmological models manifest themselves in the most obvious way. In recent years, some observational hints have emerged indicating that the Standard Cosmological Model could require correcting. One of these hints is related to the discovery of remote galaxies whose redshifts correspond to the very young Universe (less than one billion years after the Big Bang) but which are similar to nearby galaxies. The issue is that such galaxies in the early Universe do not have enough time to evolve into something similar to the late-Universe galaxies. JWST observations of high-redshift objects are expected to shed light on the origin of this issue. Here we provide results on performing the “angular diameter—redshift” cosmological test for the first JWST observation data. We compare this result with predictions of the standard ΛCDM cosmological model and some static cosmological models, including Zwicky’s “tired-light” model. The latter is currently assumed to be ruled out by observations. We challenge this assumption and show that a static model can provide a natural and straightforward way of solving the puzzle of the well-evolved galaxies and better agreements with the results of the JWST “angular diameter—redshift” test at high redshifts than the correcting evolution model within the ΛCDM framework. We discuss several cosmological tests that will be important for further research on the possibility of revising the expanding Universe paradigm.

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TL;DR: In this paper , the authors proposed a mechanism to increase the number of relativistic degrees of freedom in the CMB power spectrum using spin-0, spin-1/2, and spin 1 dark matter operators.
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Abstract: An unexplained acceleration on the order of 10–8 cm s–2, which is close to cH, where c is the speed of light and H is the Hubble constant, is detected in gravitationally bound systems of different scales, from the solar system to clusters of galaxies. We found that any test body located inside a fractal structure with fractal dimension D = 2 experiences acceleration of the same order and confirmed the previous work that photons propagating through this structure decrease the frequency owing to gravitational redshift. The acceleration can be directed against the movement of the test body. The fractal distribution of the matter should be at scales of at least hundreds of megaparsecs to a few gigaparsecs for the existence of this acceleration.
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23 Mar 2023
TL;DR: In this paper , a bijective analysis is confirmed, the expansion of universal space has never been directly observed, and this assumption is unproven thus far, and even if the universal space is assumed to expand, the gravitational redshift cannot be assumed to be proof of the expansion.
Abstract: A bijective analysis is confirming, the expansion of universal space has never been directly observed, and this assumption is unproven thus far. The measurement of the gravitational redshift, which was confirmed using the Mossbauer experiment, proves only the gravitational redshift and nothing more because there is no causality between the gravitational redshift and hypothetical expansion. Thus, even if the universal space is assumed to expand, the gravitational redshift cannot be assumed to be proof of the expansion. In addition, the Doppler effect was never observed in an expanding space; thus, the claim that the cosmological redshift is partially caused by the Doppler effect, which is caused by the expansion of space, is an unproven assumption. Furthermore, the discovery of cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation simply proves that the radiation is emitted by the entire universal space, but does not prove the existence of a recombination period. In stationary cosmology, every element in the model has a corresponding element in physical reality that is observed and measured. The stationary cosmology model is related to the real universe by a bijective function of set theory.
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