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Thermodynamics of Nonsingular Bouncing Universes

Diego Pavón
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Homogeneous and isotropic, nonsingular, bouncing world models are designed to evade the initial singularity at the beginning of the cosmic expansion. We study the thermodynamics of the subset of these models governed by general relativity. Considering the entropy of matter and radiation and taking into account that the entropy of the apparent horizon varies as its area, we argue that these models do not respect the generalized second law of thermodynamics, also away from the bounce.

2016 July 04, 10:30

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (C8.2.04)
Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia