# THE BIG BANG AS A PHASE TRANSITION

@article{Liko2003THEBB, title={THE BIG BANG AS A PHASE TRANSITION}, author={Tom{\'a}{\vs} Liko and Paul S. Wesson}, journal={International Journal of Modern Physics A}, year={2003}, volume={20}, pages={2037-2045} }

We study a five-dimensional cosmological model, which suggests that the universe began as a discontinuity in a scalar (Higgs-type) field, or alternatively as a conventional four-dimensional phase transition.

## 9 Citations

### CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MODIFIED GRAVITY AND 5D RICCI-FLAT COSMOLOGIES

- Physics
- 2009

We study the correspondence between two theoretical frameworks for describing dark energy: f(R) gravity and higher-dimensional space–time–matter (STM) or induced matter theory. We show that the…

### DARK ENERGY IN GLOBAL BRANE UNIVERSE

- Physics
- 2007

We discuss the exact solutions of brane universes and the results indicate that the Friedmann equations on the branes are modified with a new density term. Then, we assume the new term as the density…

### Exact solutions of embedding the four-dimensional perfect fluid in a five- or higher-dimensional Einstein spacetime and the cosmological interpretations

- Physics, Mathematics
- 2008

### An expanding 4D universe in a 5D Kaluza-Klein cosmology with higher dimensional matter

- Physics
- 2009

In the framework of Kaluza-Klein theory, we investigate a $(4+1)$-dimensional universe consisting of a $(4+1)$ dimensional Robertson-Walker type metric coupled with a $(4+1)$ dimensional…

### On Bouncing Brane-Worlds, S-branes and Branonium Cosmology

- Physics
- 2003

We present several higher-dimensional spacetimes for which observers living on 3-branes experience an induced metric which bounces. The classes of examples include boundary branes on generalized…

### On bouncing brane worlds, S-branes and branonium cosmology

- Physics
- 2004

We present several higher-dimensional spacetimes for which observers living on 3-branes experience an induced metric which bounces. The classes of examples include boundary branes on generalized…

### Paul Wesson and Space-Time-Matter Theory

- Physics, Geology
- 2018

A short scientific biography is given of physicist Paul Wesson (1949-2015), who published over 300 works encompassing the fields of astrobiology, astrophysics, geophysics, cosmology, and relativity;…

### Correspondence Between $5D$ Ricci-Flat Cosmological Models and Quintessence Dark Energy Models

- Physics
- 2005

We study the accelerating expansion and the induced dark energy of the $5D$ Ricci-flat universe which is characterized by having a big bounce as opposed to a big bang. We show that the arbitrary…

### EXACT SOLUTIONS OF EMBEDDING THE 4D UNIVERSE IN A 5D EINSTEIN MANIFOLD

- Physics
- 2008

One of the simplest ways to extend 4D cosmological models is to add another spatial dimension to make them 5D. In particular, it has been shown that the simplest of such 5D models, i.e. one in which…

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