The Self-Reproducing Inflationary Universe Recent versions of the inflationary scenario describe the universe as a self-generating fractal that sprouts other inflationary universes

@inproceedings{LindeTheSI,
  title={The Self-Reproducing Inflationary Universe Recent versions of the inflationary scenario describe the universe as a self-generating fractal that sprouts other inflationary universes},
  author={Andrei D. Linde}
}
f my colleagues and I are right, we may soon be saying goodbye to the idea that our universe was a single Þreball created in the big bang. We are exploring a new theory based on a 15-year-old notion that the universe went through a stage of inßation. During that time, the theory holds, the cosmos became exponentially large within an in-Þnitesimal fraction of a second. At the end of this period, the universe continued its evolution according to the big bang model. As workers reÞned this in… CONTINUE READING