The dS/CFT Correspondence and the Big Smash

@article{Mcinnes2002TheDC,
  title={The dS/CFT Correspondence and the Big Smash},
  author={B. Mcinnes},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
  year={2002},
  volume={2002},
  pages={029-029}
}
  • B. Mcinnes
  • Published 2002
  • Physics
  • Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Recent observations suggest that the cosmological equation-of-state parameter w is close to -1. To say this is to imply that w could be slightly less than -1, which leads to R. Caldwell's ``Phantom cosmologies''. These often have the property that they end in a ``Big Smash'', a final singularity in which the Universe is destroyed in a finite proper time by excessive expansion. We show that, classically, this fate is not inevitable: there exist Smash-free Phantom cosmologies, obtained by a… CONTINUE READING
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