Time-Dependent Warping and Non-SingularBouncing Cosmologies
Koushik Balasubramanian, Sujan P. Dabholkar
C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY11794, USA
In this note, we construct a family of non-singular time-dependent solutions of a six-dimensional gravitational theory that are warped products of a four dimensional bouncingcosmological solution and a two dimensional internal manifold. The warp factor is time-dependent and breaks translation invariance along one of the internal directions. When thewarp factor is periodic in time, the non-compact part of the geometry bounces periodically.The six dimensional geometry is supported by matter that does not violate the null energycondition. We show that this 6D geometry does not admit a closed trapped surface andhence the Hawking-Penrose singularity theorems do not apply to these solutions. We alsopresent examples of singular solutions where the topology of the internal manifold changesdynamically.
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