Structure of the inflationary universe

  • Maxim I. Zelnikov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 383)


We briefly analyze the structure of the Universe at the stage of inflation. It turns out that fluctuations of the scalar field lead to small perturbations at the scale of the present Habble horizon while at large scales the same process causes very strong inhomogeneity. Discussing the local structure of space-time we investigate the spectrum of generated perturbations . Analyzing the global structure of the inflationary Universe we consider the dynamics of space-time dimension on the example of a particular model.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maxim I. Zelnikov
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  1. 1.Department of Theoretisal PhysicsP.N.Lebedev Physical InstituteMoscowUSSR

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