Séminaires sur les aspects théoriques et expérimentaux de la gravitation

Conformal Universe as false vacuum decay

by Prof. Valery RUBAKOV (Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane (IHES)

Amphithéâtre Léon Motchane


Le Bois Marie 35, route de Chartres 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette
We point out that the (pseudo-)conformal Universe scenario may be realized as decay of conformally invariant, metastable vacuum, which proceeds via spontaneous nucleation and subsequent growth of a bubble of a putative new phase. We study perturbations about the bubble and show that their leading late-time properties coincide with those inherent in the original models with homogeneously rolling backgrounds. In particular, the perturbations of a spectator dimension-zero field have flat power spectrum. (arXiv:1502.05897)