Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Emergent universe by tunneling in a Jordan-Brans-Dicke theory
Departamento de Física, Universidad del Bío-Bío and Grupo de Cosmología y Partículas Elementales UBB, Casilla 5-C, Concepción, Chile
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Accepted: 22 March 2019
Published online: 3 April 2019
In this work we study an alternative scheme for an Emergent Universe scenario in the context of a Jordan-Brans-Dicke theory, where the universe is initially in a truly static state supported by a scalar field located in a false vacuum. The model presents a classically stable past eternal static state which is broken when, by quantum tunneling, the scalar field decays into a state of true vacuum and the universe begins to evolve following the extended open inflationary scheme.
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