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Comment on Coleman-DeLuccia Instantons
by Tom Banks, Bingnan Zhang
|As Contributors:||Bingnan Zhang|
|Arxiv Link:||https://arxiv.org/abs/2106.12696v2 (pdf)|
|Date submitted:||2021-10-05 04:28|
|Submitted by:||Zhang, Bingnan|
|Submitted to:||SciPost Physics|
We complete an old argument that causal diamonds in the crunching region of the Lorentzian continuation of a Coleman-Deluccia instanton for transitions out of de Sitter space have finite area, and provide quantum models consistent with the principle of detailed balance, which can mimic the instanton transition probabilities for the cases where this diamond is larger or smaller than the causal patch of de Sitter space. We review arguments that potentials which do not have a positive energy theorem when the lowest de Sitter minimum is shifted to zero, may not correspond to real models of quantum gravity.
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