Smooth initial conditions from weak gravity

Brian Greene, Kurt Hinterbichler, Simon Judes, Maulik Parikh

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Abstract

CMB measurements reveal an unnaturally smooth early universe. We propose a mechanism to make this smoothness natural by weakening the strength of gravity at early times, and therefore altering which initial conditions have low entropy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume697
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Arrow of time
  • Initial conditions
  • Smoothness
  • Weak gravity

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Smooth initial conditions from weak gravity. / Greene, Brian; Hinterbichler, Kurt; Judes, Simon; Parikh, Maulik.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 697, No. 3, 07.03.2011, p. 178-183.

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Greene, Brian ; Hinterbichler, Kurt ; Judes, Simon ; Parikh, Maulik. / Smooth initial conditions from weak gravity. In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics. 2011 ; Vol. 697, No. 3. pp. 178-183.
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