Cosmology Group Meeting - Hierarchy of varying c theories - theory and observations

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Despite varying speed of light theories (VSL) should be considered as another type of alternative gravity theories with an extra scalar degree of freedom, their formulation causes the problems in view of breaking the light principle and relativity principle. Besides, there are a couple of physical contexts in which c plays the crucial role and it is uncertain that it has the same meaning everywhere. During my talk I will discuss some basic theoretical formulations of varying c theories and discuss their benefits as well as problems. Then, I will review some cosmological tests of VSL theories making also a comparative statistical analysis of the basic theoretical frameworks. Among them, the recent Moffat's varying c approach.