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The Axidental Universe

  title={The Axidental Universe},
  author={Thomas C. Bachlechner and Kate Eckerle and Oliver Janssen and Matthew Kleban},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
Theories with several hundred axion fields have enormous numbers of distinct meta-stable minima. A small fraction of these local minima have vacuum energy compatible with current measurements of dark energy. The potential also contains regions suitable for inflation, and gives rise to a natural type of dark matter. First-order phase transitions from one minimum to the vicinity of another play the role of big bangs and produce many bubbles containing evolving Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker… 

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