Limitations in using luminosity distance to determine the equation of state of the Universe

Citation
I. Maor et al., Limitations in using luminosity distance to determine the equation of state of the Universe, PHYS REV L, 86(1), 2001, pp. 6-9
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
ISSN journal
0031-9007 → ACNP
Volume
86
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
6 - 9
Database
ISI
SICI code
0031-9007(20010101)86:1<6:LIULDT>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
Supernova searches have been been suggested as a method for determining pre cisely the current value and time variation of the equation of state, w, of the dark energy component responsible for the accelerated expansion of the Universe. We show that the method is fundamentally limited by the fact tha t luminosity distance depends on w through a multiple integral relation tha t smears out information about w and its time variation. The effect degrade s the resolution of w that can be obtained from current data.