Disturbing implications of a cosmological constant

Lisa Dyson, Matthew Kleban, Leonard Susskind

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    Abstract

    In this paper we consider the implications of a cosmological constant for the evolution of the universe, under a set of assumptions motivated by the holographic and horizon complementarity principles. We discuss the "causal patch" description of spacetime required by this framework, and present some simple examples of cosmologies described this way. We argue that these assumptions inevitably lead to very deep paradoxes, which seem to require major revisions of our usual assumptions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)239-258
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Volume6
    Issue number10
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

    Keywords

    • Black Holes in String Theory
    • Physics of the Early Universe

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Dyson, L., Kleban, M., & Susskind, L. (2002). Disturbing implications of a cosmological constant. Journal of High Energy Physics, 6(10), 239-258.