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Baryosynthesis and the origin of galaxies

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In the gravitational instability theory, the present structure in the Universe is envisaged to have evolved from small initial inhomogeneities which are of two generic types: isothermal and adiabatic. It has been shown that in the grand unified theory (GUT) for baryosynthesis primordial isothermal perturbations are incompatible with the standard Friedman–Robertson–Walker (FRW) universe. Here we discuss four non-standard models in which the two are compatible. Of these models two prove to be viable: (1) a universe which is initially dominated by large-scale inhomogeneous shear and (2) a universe which undergoes a de Sitter phase during the GUT phase transition. We also show how to deduce new constraints on chaotic behaviour near the cosmological singularity.

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Barrow, J., Turner, M. Baryosynthesis and the origin of galaxies. Nature 291, 469–472 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1038/291469a0

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