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Title: Our Universe from the cosmological constant

Abstract

The issue of the origin of the Universe and of its contents is addressed in the framework of bouncing cosmologies, as described for example by loop quantum gravity. If the current acceleration is due to a true cosmological constant, this constant is naturally conserved through the bounce and the Universe should also be in a (contracting) de Sitter phase in the remote past. We investigate here the possibility that the de Sitter temperature in the contracting branch fills the Universe with radiation that causes the bounce and the subsequent inflation and reheating. We also consider the possibility that this gives rise to a cyclic model of the Universe and suggest some possible tests.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie, Université Grenoble-Alpes, CNRS-IN2P3, 53, avenue des Martyrs, 38026 Grenoble Cedex (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22382066
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1475-7516
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ACCELERATION; COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT; COSMOLOGICAL INFLATION; COSMOLOGY; DE SITTER GROUP; DE SITTER SPACE; LOOP QUANTUM GRAVITY; ORIGIN; UNIVERSE

Citation Formats

Barrau, Aurélien, and Linsefors, Linda, E-mail: Aurelien.Barrau@cern.ch, E-mail: linda.linsefors@lpsc.in2p3.fr. Our Universe from the cosmological constant. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2014/12/037.
Barrau, Aurélien, & Linsefors, Linda, E-mail: Aurelien.Barrau@cern.ch, E-mail: linda.linsefors@lpsc.in2p3.fr. Our Universe from the cosmological constant. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2014/12/037.
Barrau, Aurélien, and Linsefors, Linda, E-mail: Aurelien.Barrau@cern.ch, E-mail: linda.linsefors@lpsc.in2p3.fr. Mon . "Our Universe from the cosmological constant". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2014/12/037.
@article{osti_22382066,
title = {Our Universe from the cosmological constant},
author = {Barrau, Aurélien and Linsefors, Linda, E-mail: Aurelien.Barrau@cern.ch, E-mail: linda.linsefors@lpsc.in2p3.fr},
abstractNote = {The issue of the origin of the Universe and of its contents is addressed in the framework of bouncing cosmologies, as described for example by loop quantum gravity. If the current acceleration is due to a true cosmological constant, this constant is naturally conserved through the bounce and the Universe should also be in a (contracting) de Sitter phase in the remote past. We investigate here the possibility that the de Sitter temperature in the contracting branch fills the Universe with radiation that causes the bounce and the subsequent inflation and reheating. We also consider the possibility that this gives rise to a cyclic model of the Universe and suggest some possible tests.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2014/12/037},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
issn = {1475-7516},
number = 12,
volume = 2014,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {12}
}