Is there a flatness problem in classical cosmology?

Phillip Helbig

Talk given at the conference Relativity and Gravitation, 100 Years after Einstein in Prague, June 25–29, 2012, Prague, Czech Republic on Wednesday 27 June 2012.
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I discuss various definitions of the flatness problem and previous claims that it does not exist. I also present a new quantitative argument which shows that it does not exist in cosmological models which collapse in the future.

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