Eternal inflation.

  title={Eternal inflation.},
  author={Alan H. Guth},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • Alan H. Guth
  • Published 2001 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
The basic workings of inflationary models are summarized, along with the arguments that strongly suggest that our universe is the product of inflation. It is argued that essentially all inflationary models lead to (future-)eternal inflation, which implies that an infinite number of pocket universes are produced. Although the other pocket universes are unobservable, their existence nonetheless has consequences for the way that we evaluate theories and extract consequences from them. The question… CONTINUE READING

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