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American physicist

According to Wikipedia, Alexander Vilenkin is the Leonard Jane Holmes Bernstein Professor of Evolutionary Science and Director of the Institute of Cosmology at Tufts University. A theoretical physicist who has been working in the field of cosmology for 25 years, Vilenkin has written over 260 publications.

- Cosmic Strings and Other Topological Defects (1995) (3349)
- Cosmic Strings and Domain Walls (1985) (1134)
- Gravitational Field of Vacuum Domain Walls and Strings (1981) (760)
- Birth of inflationary universes (1983) (757)
- Creation of Universes from Nothing (1982) (597)
- Quantum Creation of Universes (1984) (428)
- Gravitational Effects upon Cosmological Phase Transitions (1982) (383)
- Quintessential inflation (1998) (367)
- Inflationary spacetimes are incomplete in past directions. (2003) (357)
- Gravitational radiation from cosmic (super)strings: Bursts, stochastic background, and observational windows (2004) (347)
- Equilibrium parity-violating current in a magnetic field (1980) (343)
- Cosmological Density Fluctuations Produced by Vacuum Strings (1981) (296)
- Inflationary spacetimes are not past-complete (2001) (295)
- Gravitational wave bursts from cusps and kinks on cosmic strings (2001) (264)
- Cosmic strings and domain walls in models with Goldstone and pseudo Goldstone bosons (1982) (263)
- Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays without Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin Cutoff (1997) (260)
- Gravitational field of vacuum domain walls (1983) (254)
- Formation and Evolution of Cosmic Strings (1984) (234)
- Formation and evolution of cosmic D strings (2003) (231)
- Probabilities in the inflationary multiverse (2005) (181)
- On likely values of the cosmological constant (1999) (178)
- MACROSCOPIC PARITY VIOLATING EFFECTS: NEUTRINO FLUXES FROM ROTATING BLACK HOLES AND IN ROTATING THERMAL RADIATION (1979) (169)
- Scaling of cosmic string loops (2005) (147)
- Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes (2006) (139)
- Cosmic strings as gravitational lenses (1984) (136)
- Quantum fluctuations in the new inflationary universe (1983) (132)
- Boltzmann brains and the scale-factor cutoff measure of the multiverse (2008) (126)
- Quantum field theory at finite temperature in a rotating system (1980) (121)
- Cosmic necklaces and ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays (1997) (114)
- Inflation with SU(5) (1984) (105)
- Predicting the cosmological constant with the scale-factor cutoff measure (2008) (104)
- Solutions to the cosmological constant problems (2000) (103)
- Gamma-ray bursts from superconducting cosmic strings (2001) (98)
- Chiral Effects and Cosmic Magnetic Fields (2012) (97)
- Holographic Multiverse (2008) (94)
- A measure of the multiverse (2006) (93)
- Black holes and the multiverse (2015) (93)
- Many Worlds in One (2001) (92)
- Cosmological constant and the time of its dominance (1999) (92)
- A gravitational analogue of the Aharonov-Bohm effect (1981) (91)
- Signatures of topological defects (1998) (91)
- Schwinger effect in de Sitter space (2014) (90)
- Quantum radiation by moving mirrors (1982) (90)
- String-dominated universe (1984) (89)
- Primordial black hole and wormhole formation by domain walls (2016) (87)
- Probabilities in the Bousso–Polchinski multiverse (2006) (86)
- Gravity of higher dimensional global defects (2000) (83)
- Singularities in inflationary cosmology: A Review (1996) (82)
- Violation of the weak energy condition in inflating spacetimes (1997) (81)
- Primordial black hole formation by vacuum bubbles (2017) (79)
- Noninteracting dark matter (1999) (74)
- The fractal dimension of the inflationary universe (1987) (73)
- Testable anthropic predictions for dark energy (2002) (72)
- Cosmic attractors and gauge hierarchy (2003) (71)
- Prediction and explanation in the multiverse (2007) (70)
- Cosmic strings and galaxy formation (1984) (69)
- Predictability crisis in inflationary cosmology and its resolution (1999) (69)
- Prescription for probabilities in eternal inflation (2001) (65)
- Unambiguous probabilities in an eternally inflating universe (1998) (65)
- Anthropic Prediction for Λ and the Q Catastrophe (2005) (65)
- Cosmic Strings and the String Dilaton (1996) (63)
- Parity nonconservation and neutrino transport in magnetic fields (1995) (61)
- Freak observers and the measure of the multiverse (2006) (60)
- Quantum tunneling in flux compactifications (2009) (60)
- Effective noise in stochastic description of inflation (1999) (59)
- Wave function discord (1998) (58)
- Solitonic D-branes and brane annihilation (2002) (57)
- Quantum Origin of the Universe (1985) (55)
- Ultrahigh energy neutrinos from hidden-sector topological defects (2000) (54)
- Self-interaction of charged particles in the gravitational field (1979) (54)
- Exponential amplification of waves in the gravitational field of ultrarelativistic rotating body (1978) (54)
- Superconducting Cosmic Strings (1986) (50)
- Collapse of simple harmonic universe (2011) (50)
- Density fluctuations from strings and galaxy formation (1983) (50)
- Cosmic string scaling in flat space (2005) (49)
- Quantum cosmology and eternal inflation (2002) (49)
- Tunneling wave function of the universe (2018) (49)
- Anthropic predictions for vacuum energy and neutrino masses in the light of WMAP-3 (2004) (49)
- Evolution of cosmic superstring networks: A Numerical simulation (2007) (49)
- Phase transitions in de Sitter space (1983) (48)
- Cosmological evolution of monopoles connected by strings (1982) (48)
- Transdimensional tunneling in the multiverse (2009) (46)
- Size of the smallest scales in cosmic string networks (2002) (45)
- Dark energy equation of state and anthropic selection (2003) (45)
- Eternal inflation, bubble collisions and the persistence of memory (2006) (43)
- Eternal observers and bubble abundances in the landscape (2006) (42)
- The quantum cosmology debate (1998) (42)
- Parity violating currents in thermal radiation (1978) (41)
- Philosophical Implications of Inflationary Cosmology (2003) (40)
- Watchers of the multiverse (2012) (40)
- Extremely high energy neutrinos from cosmic strings (2011) (40)
- Spontaneously Broken Global Symmetries and Cosmology (1984) (39)
- Looking for cosmic strings (1986) (39)
- Anthropic predictions for neutrino masses (2003) (38)
- Anthropic predictions: the case of the cosmological constant (2004) (38)
- Probability distribution for omega in open universe inflation (1996) (38)
- Observer dependence of bubble nucleation and Schwinger pair production (2012) (37)
- Spacetime structure of an inflating global monopole (1997) (37)
- Cancellation of equilibrium parity-violating currents (1980) (37)
- Neutrino transport: no asymmetry in equilibrium (1998) (37)
- Holographic multiverse and conformal invariance (2009) (36)
- Density parameter and the anthropic principle (1998) (36)
- Singular instantons and the creation of open universes (1998) (36)
- Recycling universe (1997) (36)
- Reionization from cosmic string loops (2006) (35)
- Field theory models for variable cosmological constant (2001) (33)
- Radiation from vacuum strings and domain walls (1984) (31)
- Stealth Branes (2001) (30)
- Probabilities in the landscape (2006) (30)
- Parity Nonconservation and Rotating Black Holes (1978) (30)
- Dynamics of superconducting strings with chiral currents (2000) (30)
- Inflation in random Gaussian landscapes (2016) (29)
- Holographic multiverse and the measure problem (2011) (28)
- Early structure formation from cosmic string loops (2012) (28)
- Living with ghosts in Lorentz invariant theories (2012) (27)
- Theory of thermoelectric effects in dilute alloys (1978) (26)
- Parity nonconservation and the origin of cosmic magnetic fields (1982) (26)
- Instability of an emergent universe (2014) (25)
- Gravitational radiation from monopoles connected by strings (1996) (25)
- Gravity of superheavy higher-dimensional global defects (2003) (24)
- Vacuum defects without a vacuum (1998) (24)
- Tunneling wave function of the universe. II. The backreaction problem (2018) (24)
- Non-singular bounce transitions in the multiverse (2013) (23)
- Random-bond Ising chain in a magnetic field at low temperatures (1978) (22)
- Macroscopic parity violating effects and 3He-A (1999) (22)
- Left-right symmetric theories and vacuum domain walls and strings (1982) (22)
- Vacuum statistics and stability in axionic landscapes (2016) (21)
- Arrows of time and the beginning of the universe (2013) (21)
- Cosmic strings and primordial black holes (2018) (21)
- In defense of the ''tunneling'' wave function of the universe (1996) (20)
- Inflation is not past-eternal (2001) (20)
- Measures for a transdimensional multiverse (2010) (20)
- CMB spectral distortions from black holes formed by vacuum bubbles (2018) (20)
- Eternal Inflation, Black Holes, and the Future of Civilizations (1999) (19)
- Gravitational Effects in Guth Cosmology (1982) (19)
- Cosmic strings: progress and problems (2005) (19)
- Gravitational field of vacuumless defects (1998) (19)
- Ultrahigh energy neutrinos from superconducting cosmic strings (2009) (19)
- Early reionization by cosmic strings reexamined (2004) (17)
- Eternal inflation and the present universe (1999) (17)
- Stabilizing oscillating universes against quantum decay (2014) (17)
- Initial conditions for slow-roll inflation in a random Gaussian landscape (2017) (17)
- A quantum measure of the multiverse (2013) (17)
- Inflation in multi-field random Gaussian landscapes (2017) (16)
- Inflating magnetically charged braneworlds (2003) (16)
- Pauli-Villars regularization and trace anomalies (1978) (16)
- Factor ordering problem in stochastic inflation (1999) (16)
- Hessian eigenvalue distribution in a random Gaussian landscape (2017) (16)
- Quantum Cosmology and the Constants of Nature (1995) (15)
- Cosmological Density Fluctuations Produced by a Goldstone Field (1982) (15)
- Beyond the big bang (2006) (15)
- Cosmological constant problems and their solutions (2001) (15)
- The principle of mediocrity (2011) (15)
- Schwarzschild sphere and classical electron self-energy problem (1978) (15)
- Superconducting cosmic strings as gamma ray burst engines (2000) (13)
- Flyover vacuum decay (2019) (13)
- Minkowski vacua can be metastable (2011) (13)
- Particle creation in a tunneling universe. I (2002) (13)
- Ultra High Energy Gamma Rays as signature of Topological Defects (1998) (13)
- Eternal inflation and chaotic terminology (2004) (12)
- Eternal inflation in swampy landscapes (2019) (12)
- Tunneling wavefunction for an anisotropic universe (1989) (11)
- Phenomenology of the CAH+ measure (2011) (11)
- Notes on superconducting cosmic strings (1987) (11)
- Particle creation in a tunneling universe. II. Massive particles (2003) (11)
- Topological defects from the multiverse (2015) (10)
- Topological defects and open inflation (1997) (10)
- Tunneling decay rate in quantum cosmology (2015) (10)
- Magnetic field generation by rotating black holes (1981) (9)
- ``Lattice-free'' simulations of topological defect formation (1997) (9)
- Inflation in random landscapes with two energy scales (2017) (9)
- Density of strings formed at a second-order cosmological phase transition (1995) (9)
- Global structure of the multiverse and the measure problem (2013) (9)
- Gamma-rays from superconducting cosmic strings (1988) (9)
- Cosmology for the Curious (2017) (8)
- Inflation with negative potentials and the signature reversal symmetry (2013) (8)
- Quantum tunneling of superconducting string currents (2002) (8)
- Cosmological singularity theorems and black holes (2013) (8)
- The Impossibility of Steady-State Inflation (1994) (7)
- Charged Vacuum Condensate Near a Superconducting Cosmic String (1999) (7)
- Cosmic String Formation from Correlated Fields (1997) (7)
- Fireballs from superconducting cosmic strings (2016) (7)
- Constraints on non-minimal coupling from quantum cosmology (2019) (7)
- Universal Doomsday: Analyzing Our Prospects for Survival (2013) (6)
- Past incompleteness of a bouncing multiverse (2014) (6)
- Spinning black holes as cosmic string factories (2020) (5)
- Four-volume cutoff measure of the multiverse (2019) (5)
- General solution for chiral-current-carrying strings (2000) (5)
- Cosmic string formation by flux trapping (2007) (4)
- Causality gives no constraints on monopole annihilation (1984) (4)
- The Beginning of the Universe (2015) (4)
- An Expanding Universe (2017) (3)
- Near Cancellation of Electron-Phonon Corrections in Thermoelectric Effects in Alloys (1979) (3)
- Anthropic Approach to the Cosmological Constant Problems (2003) (3)
- Parity nonconservation and stellar collapse (1979) (3)
- On cosmic natural selection (2006) (3)
- Gravitational interactions of cosmic strings (1987) (3)
- Anthropic Prediction for Λ and the Q Catastrophe(Chapter 2. Gravity and Cosmology-Four-Dimensional Phenomenology-, Part I: Invited Talks, The Next Chapter in Einstein's Legacy) (2006) (3)
- Spontaneous violation of reflectional symmetry in solids (1982) (3)
- Correspondence principle in the self-energy problem (1979) (3)
- Black holes and uptunneling suppress Boltzmann brains (2021) (2)
- Clustering of cosmic string loops (2020) (2)
- Lattice Effects in Simulations of Topological Defect Formation (1997) (2)
- Kinky cosmic strings (1990) (2)
- Quantum instability of an oscillating universe (2019) (2)
- Hubble’s Law and the Expanding Universe (2017) (2)
- Bubble nucleation as seen by different observers (2020) (2)
- Creation of massive particles in a tunneling universe (2003) (2)
- Cosmological chirality and magnetic fields from parity violating particle decays (2021) (2)
- The correspondence principle in the problem of the self-energy of the electron (1975) (1)
- N ov 2 00 3 Formation and Evolution of Cosmic D-strings (2004) (1)
- Open Universes, Eternal Inflation, and the Anthropic Principle (1998) (1)
- Making Predictions in Eternally Innating Universe (1995) (1)
- Perspectives in cosmology (2009) (1)
- Correspondence principle in the electron self-energy problem (1974) (1)
- No black holes from cosmic string cusps (2021) (1)
- QUANTUM COSMOLOGY (1993) (1)
- The tunneling wavefunction in Kantowski-Sachs quantum cosmology (2022) (1)
- Early universe phenomena (1992) (0)
- ournal of C osmology and A stroparticle P hysics J Fast full N-body simulations of generic modiﬁed gravity: conformal coupling models (0)
- String Theory and the Multiverse (2017) (0)
- A Historical Overview (2017) (0)
- Se p 20 03 LPT-ORSAY 03-64 Inflating magnetically charged braneworlds (2008) (0)
- Schwarzschild surface and derivation of motion equations from field equations in general relativity (1975) (0)
- Cosmic Defects (1996) (0)
- The Fabric of Space and Time (2017) (0)
- Gravitational Wave Background from Hybrid Topological Defects Typeset Using Revt E X (1996) (0)
- The Hot Big Bang (2017) (0)
- Dark Matter and Dark Energy (2017) (0)
- 05 01 5 v 1 1 M ay 2 00 6 Eternalobservers and bubble abundances in the landscape (2022) (0)
- Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays from Superheavy Relic Particles (1998) (0)
- The Very Early Universe (2017) (0)
- The Quantum World (2017) (0)
- v 2 2 M ay 2 00 1 Many worlds in one (2021) (0)
- The Fate of the Universe (2017) (0)
- 05 09 18 4 v 3 27 N ov 2 00 5 Probabilities in the inflationary multiverse (2005) (0)
- Prepared for submission to JCAP Watchers of the multiverse (2012) (0)
- Quantum Cosmology and the Constants of Nature 1 (1995) (0)
- Density parameter in quasiopen inflation (1998) (0)
- Ultra-high energy cosmic rays from decaying relic particles (1999) (0)
- Positron annihilation in metals with broken reflectional symmetry (1984) (0)
- Testing Inflation: Predictions and Observations (2017) (0)
- Cosmic Strings a (1986) (0)
- 99 05 46 0 v 3 7 M ar 2 00 0 Macroscopic parity violating effects and 3 (2022) (0)
- Problems with the Big Bang (2017) (0)
- The Theory of Cosmic Inflation (2017) (0)
- 03 04 04 3 v 1 4 A pr 2 00 3 Cosmic Attractors and Gauge Hierarchy (2003) (0)

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