The problem of back reaction is investigated in a model of evolving de Sitter spacetime. It is shown in the leading semiclassical approximation to a dilaton gravity theory that a quantum correction gives rise to a decay of a de Sitter spacetime without encountering a curvature singularity. As an application this model may serve as a prototype of the inflationary scenario followed by a hot big bang free from the fine-tuning problem of a cosmological constant.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)