Lettere al Nuovo Cimento (1971-1985)

, Volume 39, Issue 17, pp 401-405

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Quantum creation of the inflationary universe

  • A. D. LindeAffiliated withLebedev Physical Institute

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It is shown that the process of quantum creation of the universe in a wide class of elementary-particle theories with a large probability leads to creation of an exponentially expanding (inflationary) universe, which after expansion acquires the sizel≳1028 cm.

PACS. 98.80