Multi-production of universes by first-order phase transition of a vacuum

Katsuhiko Sato, Hideo Kodama, Misao Sasaki, Keiichi Maeda

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Abstract

Gauge theories with spontaneously broken symmetries give rise to a cosmological phase transition of a vacuum. We show that if the phase transition is strongly of first order, such gauge theories combined with general relativity yield a surprising prediction; although the Creator might have made a unitary universe, many mini-universe are produced sequentially afterward as a result of the phase transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume108
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982 Jan 14
Externally publishedYes

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Multi-production of universes by first-order phase transition of a vacuum. / Sato, Katsuhiko; Kodama, Hideo; Sasaki, Misao; Maeda, Keiichi.

In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 108, No. 2, 14.01.1982, p. 103-107.

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Sato, Katsuhiko ; Kodama, Hideo ; Sasaki, Misao ; Maeda, Keiichi. / Multi-production of universes by first-order phase transition of a vacuum. In: Physics Letters B. 1982 ; Vol. 108, No. 2. pp. 103-107.
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