### Abstract

In the one-loop string effective action, we study a generality of nonsingular cosmological solutions found in the isotropic and homogeneous case. We discuss Bianchi type-I and -IX spacetimes. We find that nonsingular solutions still exist in the Bianchi type-I model around nonsingular flat Friedmann solutions. On the other hand, we cannot find any nonsingular solutions in the Bianchi type-IX model. The nonexistence of a nonsingular Bianchi type-IX universe may be consistent with the analysis of Kawai, Sakagami, and Soda; i.e., the tensor-mode perturbations against a nonsingular flat Friedmann universe are unstable, because the Bianchi type-IX model is regarded as a closed Friedmann universe with a single gravitational wave. With the stability analysis of Kawai, Sakagami, and Soda, the nonsingular universe found in the isotropic case is unstable, and a singularity avoidance may not work in generic spacetimes.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 024020 |

Pages (from-to) | 1-10 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Journal | Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology |

Volume | 62 |

Issue number | 2 |

Publication status | Published - 2000 Jul 15 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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*Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology*,

*62*(2), 1-10. [024020].