Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2019:281 | Cite as

Catalytic creation of baby bubble universe with small positive cosmological constant

  • Issei Koga
  • Yutaka OokouchiEmail author
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We investigate the decay of metastable de Sitter, Minkowski and anti-de Sitter vacua catalyzed by a black hole and a cloud of strings. We apply the method to the creation of the four dimensional bubble universe in the five dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime recently proposed by Banerjee, Danielsson, Dibitetto, Giri and Schillo [1, 2]. We study the bounce action for the creation and find that the bubble with very small cosmological constant, of order Λ(4)/\( {M}_4^4 \) 10120, is favored by the catalysis by assuming appropriate mass scales of the black hole and the cloud of strings to reproduce the present energy densities of matter and radiation in the bubble universe.


Phenomenology of Field Theories in Higher Dimensions Strings and branes phenomenology 


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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts and ScienceKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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