How inflationary spacetimes might evolve into spacetimes of finite total mass. (English) Zbl 1124.83007

The authors extend the results of their previous article [“Shock wave cosmology inside a black hole”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 100, No. 20, 11216–11218 (2003; Zbl 1064.83041)], in which a new cosmological model arised inside the horizon of a Schwarzschild black hole. Here they examine how the finite mass shock wave cosmology could connect up with Guth’s original theory of inflation. A large list of references will add to the quality of the article, the reviewer thinks.


83C15 Exact solutions to problems in general relativity and gravitational theory
83F05 Relativistic cosmology
83C57 Black holes
76L05 Shock waves and blast waves in fluid mechanics
53Z05 Applications of differential geometry to physics


Zbl 1064.83041
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