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Title: Density parameter and the anthropic principle
Author: Garriga Torres, Jaume
Tanaka, Takahiro, 1958-
Vilenkin, A. (Alexander)
Keywords: Teoria de camps (Física)
Cosmologia
Field theory (Physics)
Cosmology
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Abstract: In the context of open inflation, we calculate the probability distribution for the density parameter $\Omega$. A large class of two field models of open inflation do not lead to infinite open universes, but to an ensemble of inflating islands of finite size, or ``quasi-open'' universes, where the density parameter takes a range of values. Assuming we are typical observers, the models make definite predictions for the value $\Omega$ we are most likely to observe. When compared with observations, these predictions can be used to constrain the parameters of the models. We also argue that obsevers should not be surprised to find themselves living at the time when curvature is about to dominate.
Note: Reproducció digital del document publicat en format paper, proporcionada per PROLA i http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.60.023501
It is part of: Physical Review D, 1999, vol. 60, núm. 2, p. 023501-1-023501-16
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.60.023501
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/12341
ISSN: 0556-2821
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Física de la Matèria Condensada)

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