How likely are constituent quanta to initiate inflation

  title={How likely are constituent quanta to initiate inflation},
  author={Lasha Berezhiani and Mark Trodden},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
Abstract We propose an intuitive framework for studying the problem of initial conditions in slow-roll inflation. In particular, we consider a universe at high, but sub-Planckian energy density and analyze the circumstances under which it is plausible for it to become dominated by inflated patches at late times, without appealing to the idea of self-reproduction. Our approach is based on defining a prior probability distribution for the constituent quanta of the pre-inflationary universe. To… Expand

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