Smooth initial conditions from weak gravity

Brian Greene, Kurt Hinterbichler, Simon Judes, Maulik Parikh

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CMB measurements reveal an unnaturally smooth early universe. We propose a mechanism to make this smoothness natural by weakening the strength of gravity at early times, and therefore altering which initial conditions have low entropy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 7 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Arrow of time
  • Initial conditions
  • Smoothness
  • Weak gravity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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