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Fine Structure of Dark Energy and New Physics
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Following our recent work on the cosmological constant problem, in this letter we makea specific proposal regarding the fine structure (i.e., the spectrum) of dark energy. Theproposal is motivated by a deep analogy between the blackbody radiation problem, whichled to the development of quantum theory, and the cosmological constant problem, for which we have recently argued calls for a conceptual extension of the quantum theory. Weargue that the fine structure of dark energy is governed by a Wien distribution, indicatingits dual quantum and classical nature. We discuss observational consequences of such apicture of dark energy and constrain the distribution function.