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On the Topology and Future Stability of the Universe$
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Hans Ringström

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199680290

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680290.001.0001

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Concluding remarks

Concluding remarks

(p.68) 6 Concluding remarks
On the Topology and Future Stability of the Universe

Hans Ringström

Oxford University Press

Chapter 6 contains a description, intended for physicists, of a mathematical statement of stability of the universe. Moreover, it contains a discussion of the cosmological principle in view of all the observations made in the prologue. Finally, it contains a description of models of the universe, different from the standard ones, which are nonetheless consistent with observations. These models indicate that the standard restrictions on the topology are unnatural.

Keywords:   stability, universe, cosmological principle, topology

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