## Decay of Oscillating Universes

Mithani, Audrey.

2016

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• 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 can... read more
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