Developing a thin-wall formalism, we study the evolution of bubbles in extended inflation. We find the following two results. (1) Any true vacuum bubble expands, contrary to the results of Goldwirth and Zaglauer, who claim that bubbles created initially later collapse. We show that their initial conditions for collapsing bubbles are physically inconsistent. (2) Concerning the global space-time structure of the Universe in extended inflation, we show that wormholes are produced as in old inflation, resulting in the multiproduction of universes.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)