What’s the problem with the cosmological constant?


The “Cosmological Constant Problem (CCP) is widely considered a crisis in contemporary theoretical physics. Unfortunately, the search for its resolution is hampered by open disagreement about what is, strictly the problem. This disagreement stems from the observation that the CCP is not a problem within any of our current theories, and nearly all of the details of those future theories for which the CCP could be made a problem are up for grabs. Given this state of affairs, I discuss how one ought to make sense of the role of the CCP in physics and generalize some lessons from it.

Mike D. Schneider, “What’s the problem with the cosmological constant?,” Philosophy of Science 0, no. ja