Two tunnels to inflation

  title={Two tunnels to inflation},
  author={Anthony Aguirre and Matthew Camp Johnson},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We investigate the formation via tunneling of inflating (false-vacuum) bubbles in a true-vacuum background, and the reverse process. Using effective potentials from the junction condition formalism, all true- and false-vacuum bubble solutions with positive interior and exterior cosmological constant, and arbitrary mass are catalogued. We find that tunneling through the same effective potential appears to describe two distinct processes: one in which the initial and final states are separated by… 

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