Decay of Oscillating Universes

Mithani, Audrey.
2017-04-19T18:07:23.739Z

Abstract: It has been suggested by Ellis {\emph{et al}} \cite{EM2004,Murugan} that the universe could be eternal in the past, without beginning. In their model, the ``emergent universe'' exists forever in the past, in an ``eternal'' phase before inflation begins. We will show that in general, such an ``eternal'' phase is not possible, because of an instability due to quantum tunneling. One candida... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/011788
ID: tufts:21261
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