Quantum creation of a generic universe

Robert Graham, Peter Szépfalusy

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Abstract

The quantum fluctuations of an anisotropic Bianchi type-IX metric and its tunneling into a quasiclassical inflationary phase are analyzed by solving the Wheeler-DeWitt equation within a minisuperspace description. Within this model and the adopted statistical interpretation of the "wave function of the Universe" the appearance of an extremely isotropic universe from quantum fluctuations occurs with necessity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2483-2490
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume42
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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