Inflation in the universe and time asymmetry

@article{Davies1984InflationIT,
  title={Inflation in the universe and time asymmetry},
  author={P. C. W. Davies},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1984},
  volume={312},
  pages={524-527}
}
  • P. Davies
  • Published 1 December 1984
  • Philosophy, Physics
  • Nature
I previously argued that the origin of time asymmetry is to be sought in the processes that characterized the very early cosmological epochs, and that the recent inflationary scenario provides a crucial element in our understanding of this origin1. Here, I develop this thesis further, in the light of criticisms by Page2. I argue in particular that any of the “initial states” that appear to be permitted by quantum gravity, if succeeded by a period of inflation, would have wound up the universe… 
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