Creation and structure of baby universes in monopole collisions

Arvind Borde, Tanmay Vachaspati, Tanmay Vachaspati

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Abstract

Under certain circumstances, the collision of magnetic monopoles, topologically locked-in regions of false vacuum, leads to topological inflation and the creation of baby universes. The future evolution of initial data represented by the two incoming monopoles may contain a timelike singularity but this need not be the case. We discuss the global structure of the spacetime associated with monopole collisions and also that of topological inflation. We suggest that topological inflation within magnetic monopoles leads to an eternally reproducing universe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume59
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Creation and structure of baby universes in monopole collisions. / Borde, Arvind; Vachaspati, Tanmay; Vachaspati, Tanmay.

In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol. 59, No. 4, 15.02.1999, p. 1-7.

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