Corpus ID: 222341757

The Topology of General Cosmological Models

  title={The Topology of General Cosmological Models},
  author={Gregory J. Galloway and Marcus A. Khuri and Eric Woolgar},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
Is the universe finite or infinite, and what shape does it have? These fundamental questions, of which relatively little is known, are typically studied within the context of the standard model of cosmology where the universe is assumed to be homogeneous and isotropic. While these two hypotheses are well-motivated, they are not realistic on all scales of description. Here we address the above questions in highly general cosmological models, with the only assumption being that the average flow… Expand
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