Future deceleration due to cosmic backreaction in presence of the event horizon

Research paper by Nilok Bose, A. S. Majumdar

Indexed on: 18 Nov '11Published on: 18 Nov '11Published in: arXiv - Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics


The present acceleration of the universe leads to the formation of a cosmological future event horizon. We explore the effects of the event horizon on cosmological backreaction due to inhomogeneities in the universe. Beginning from the onset of the present accelerated era, we show that backreaction in presence of the event horizon causes acceleration to slow down in the subsequent evolution. Transition to deceleration occurs eventually, ensuring avoidance of a big rip.