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Title: Global-local duality in eternal inflation

Abstract

We prove that the light-cone time cutoff on the multiverse defines the same probabilities as a causal patch with initial conditions in the longest-lived metastable vacuum. This establishes the equivalence of two measures of eternal inflation which naively appear very different (though both are motivated by holography). The duality can be traced to an underlying geometric relation which we identify.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-7300 (United States) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720-8162 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21313616
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.80.124024; (c) 2009 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; DUALITY; HOLOGRAPHY; INFLATIONARY UNIVERSE; LIGHT CONE; PROBABILITY

Citation Formats

Bousso, Raphael, and Yang, I-S. Global-local duality in eternal inflation. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.80.124024.
Bousso, Raphael, & Yang, I-S. Global-local duality in eternal inflation. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVD.80.124024
Bousso, Raphael, and Yang, I-S. Tue . "Global-local duality in eternal inflation". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVD.80.124024.
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title = {Global-local duality in eternal inflation},
author = {Bousso, Raphael and Yang, I-S},
abstractNote = {We prove that the light-cone time cutoff on the multiverse defines the same probabilities as a causal patch with initial conditions in the longest-lived metastable vacuum. This establishes the equivalence of two measures of eternal inflation which naively appear very different (though both are motivated by holography). The duality can be traced to an underlying geometric relation which we identify.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.80.124024},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21313616}, journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
issn = {0556-2821},
number = 12,
volume = 80,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {12}
}