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Entropic Inflation

D.A. Easson P.H. Frampton G.F. Smoot 1
1 APC - Cosmologie
APC (UMR_7164) - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
Abstract : One of the major pillars of modern cosmology theory is a period of accelerating expansion in the early universe. This accelerating expansion, or inflation, must be sustained for at least 30 e-foldings. One mechanism used to drive the acceleration is the addition of a new energy field, called the inflaton; often this is a scalar field. We propose an alternative mechanism which, like our approach to explain the late-time accelerating universe, uses the entropy and temperature intrinsic to information holographically stored on a surface enclosing the observed space. The acceleration is due in both cases to an emergent entropic force, naturally arising from the information storage on the horizon.
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D.A. Easson, P.H. Frampton, G.F. Smoot. Entropic Inflation. International Journal of Modern Physics A, World Scientific Publishing, 2012, 27, pp.50066. ⟨10.1142/S0217751X12500662⟩. ⟨in2p3-00712965⟩

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