Eternal inflation predicts that time will end
Author(s)Bousso, Raphael; Freivogel, Benjamin W.; Leichenauer, Stefan; Rosenhaus, Vladimir
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Present treatments of eternal inflation regulate infinities by imposing a geometric cutoff. We point out that some matter systems reach the cutoff in finite time. This implies a nonzero probability for a novel type of catastrophe. According to the most successful measure proposals, our galaxy is likely to encounter the cutoff within the next 5×109 years.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Physical Review D
American Physical Society
Bousso, Raphael, Ben Freivogel, Stefan Leichenauer, and Vladimir Rosenhaus. "Eternal inflation predicts that time will end." Phys. Rev. D 83:2 023525 (2011)© 2011 American Physical Society.
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