Oscillating universe in Hořava-Lifshitz gravity

Keiichi Maeda, Yosuke Misonoh, Tsutomu Kobayashi

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    Abstract

    We study the dynamics of isotropic and homogeneous universes in the generalized Hořava-Lifshitz gravity, and classify all possible evolutions of vacuum spacetime. In the case without the detailed balance condition, we find a variety of phase structures of vacuum spacetimes depending on the coupling constants as well as the spatial curvature K and a cosmological constant Λ. A bounce universe solution is obtained for Λ>0, K=±1 or Λ=0, K=-1, while an oscillation spacetime is found for Λ≥0, K=1, or Λ<0, K=±1. We also propose a quantum tunneling scenario from an oscillating spacetime to an inflationary universe, resulting in a macroscopic cyclic universe.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number064024
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Volume82
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 16

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    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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