Can oscillating physics explain an apparently periodic universe?

Christopher T. Hill, Paul J. Steinhardt, Michael S. Turner

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Abstract

Recently, Broadhurst et al. have reported an apparent periodicity in a north-south pencil-beam red-shift survey of galaxies. We consider whether the periodicity may be an illusion caused by the oscillations of physical constants. Should the periodicity be disproven by subsequent observations, the same analysis can be used to derive new, stringent limits on the variations of physical constants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-348
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume252
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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