The Ekpyrotic Scenario

  • Horaţiu NăstaseEmail author
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 197)


In this chapter we will describe the ekpyrotic scenario, which is an alternative to inflation, inspired from string theory, defined in a 2001 paper by Khoury, Ovrut, Steinhardt and Turok. The general idea is that we have two “end of the world” branes that move towards each other in a fifth direction, and their collision represents the Big Bang.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Física Teórica, UNESPSão PauloBrazil

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