Observation of Discrete Oscillations in a Model-independent Plot of Cosmological Scale Factor vs. Lookback Time and a Scalar Field Model

@article{Ringermacher2015ObservationOD,
  title={Observation of Discrete Oscillations in a Model-independent Plot of Cosmological Scale Factor vs. Lookback Time and a Scalar Field Model},
  author={Harry Israel Ringermacher and Lawrence R. Mead},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
We have observed damped longitudinal cosmological-scale oscillations in a unique model-independent plot of scale factor against cosmological time for Type Ia supernovae data. We found several first-derivative relative maxima/minima spanning the range of reported transition-redshifts. These extrema comprise 2 full cycles with a period of approximately 0.15 Hubble times (H0=68 km/s/Mpc). This period corresponds to a fundamental frequency of approximately 7 cycles over the Hubble time. Transition… 
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