Initial Conditions in Pre-Big Bang

Nemanja Kaloper

Submitted on 11 August 1998


This note is a summary of the work reported in hep-th/9801073. We give a brief discussion of the fine tuning problem in pre-big bang cosmology. We use the flatness problem as our test case, and in addition to the exact numerical limits on initial conditions, we highlight the differences between pre-big bang and standard inflation. The main difference is that in pre-big bang the universe must be smooth and flat in an exponentially large domain already at the beginning of the dilaton-driven inflation.


Comment: 5 pages, Latex with sprocl.sty, based on talks given at PASCOS-98 and CAPP-98

Subjects: High Energy Physics - Theory; Astrophysics; General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology; High Energy Physics - Phenomenology