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Creating black holes in the universe, and universes through black holes

Authors
Journal
Physics Reports
0370-1573
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
307
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0370-1573(98)00038-6
Disciplines
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract We describe the quantum creation of black holes during inflation using Euclidean quantum gravity. We argue that a single topology change can lead to the formation of multiple black holes. They evaporate and disappear, causing the universe to disintegrate into large fragments. This process repeats iteratively, leading to the proliferation of inflationary universes. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved

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