Planckian discreteness and dark energy phenomenology



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Abstract

I will explain how dark energy in cosmology could arise from the

noisy diffusion of energy from the low energy degrees of freedom of matter (described in terms of QFT)

to the fundamental Planckian granularity (expected from quantum gravity). This

perspective leads to a natural model resolving the fine tuning problem associated to the small

value of the cosmological constant. However, recent observations suggest that the dark energy

component in our universe might not be constant and should  instead have grown from the recombination time to the present.

I will present new ideas suggesting a possible explanation within the same framework.