Mixmaster chaos

A. E. Motter, P. S. Letelier*

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The significant discussion about the possible chaotic behavior of the mixmaster cosmological model due to Cornish and Levin [N.J. Cornish, J.J. Levin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78 (1997) 998; Phys. Rev. D 55 (1997) 7489] is revisited. We improve their method by correcting nontrivial oversights that make their work inconclusive to precisely confirm their result: "The mixmaster universe is indeed chaotic."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jul 2 2001


  • Bianchi IX
  • Chaos
  • Exit system
  • Fractal
  • Mixmaster

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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