# Birth of the Universe From the Multiverse

@article{MersiniHoughton2008BirthOT, title={Birth of the Universe From the Multiverse}, author={Laura Mersini-Houghton}, journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory}, year={2008}, pages={1619-1621} }

This proceeding is based on a talk I gave at the 13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting in Stockholm Sweden.

## 12 Citations

The Third Quantization: To Tunnel or Not to Tunnel?

- Physics
- 2018

Within the framework of the third quantization, we consider the possibility that an initially recollapsing baby universe can enter a stage of near de Sitter inflation by tunnelling through a…

The interacting multiverse and its effect on the cosmic microwave background

- PhysicsJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
- 2019

We study a toy model of a multiverse consisting of canonically quantized universes that interact with each other on a quantum level based on a field-theoretical formulation of the Wheeler-DeWitt…

Life, Intelligence, and the Selection of Universes

- PhilosophyEvolution, Development and Complexity
- 2019

Complexity and life as we know it depend crucially on the laws and constants of nature as well as the boundary conditions, which seem at least partly “fine-tuned.” That deserves an explanation: Why…

Testing predictions of the quantum landscape multiverse 1: the Starobinsky inflationary potential

- Physics
- 2016

The 2015 Planck data release has placed tight constraints on the allowed class of inflationary models. The current data favors concave downwards inflationary potentials while offering interesting…

Testing Predictions of the Quantum Landscape Multiverse 2: The Exponential Inflationary Potential

- Physics
- 2016

The 2015 Planck data release tightened the region of the allowed inflationary models. Inflationary models with convex potentials have now been ruled out since they produce a large tensor to scalar…

Testing Predictions of the Quantum Landscape Multiverse 3: The Hilltop Inflationary Potential

- Physics, MathematicsSymmetry
- 2019

It is found that the series of anomalies predicted by the quantum landscape multiverse for the allowed range of $b$, is consistent with Planck's tests of the anomalies.

Cosmic Singularities: On the Nothing and the Sovereign

- Philosophy
- 2012

Until very recently, the creation myth of secular modernity has been the hot big bang hypothesis: the explosion of our single universe out of a single point. Physicists concede that in its…

What Kind of Science is Cosmology

- Physics
- 2009

Possibly, a philosopher of science is expected to ask this question — not a theoretical physicist. Nevertheless, an inquiry into the nature of a discipline covering, on the scale of atomic time, a…

Do We Live in the Best of All Possible Worlds? The Fine-Tuning of the Constants of Nature

- Physics
- 2017

Our existence depends on a variety of constants which appear to be extremely fine-tuned to allow for the existence of life as we know it. These include the number of spatial dimensions, the strengths…

Thermodynamics and phase transition in Shapere–Wilczek fgh model: Cosmological time crystal in quadratic gravity

- PhysicsPhysics Letters B
- 2019

Abstract The Shapere–Wilczek model [1] , or so called fgh model, enjoys the remarkable features of a Time Crystal (TC) that has a non-trivial time dependence in its lowest energy state (or the…

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