# Taming the Runaway Problem of Inflationary Landscapes

@article{Hall2006TamingTR, title={Taming the Runaway Problem of Inflationary Landscapes}, author={Lawrence J. Hall and Taizan Watari and Tsutomu. T. Yanagida}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2006}, volume={73}, pages={103502} }

A wide variety of vacua, and their cosmological realization, may provide an explanation for the apparently anthropic choices of some parameters of particle physics and cosmology. If the probability on various parameters is weighted by volume, a flat potential for slow-roll inflation is also naturally understood, since the flatter the potential the larger the volume of the sub-universe. However, such inflationary landscapes have a serious problem, predicting an environment that makes it…

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