Initial singularity problem in two-dimensional quantum cosmology

Gamboa J.


The problem of how to put interactions in two-dimensional quantum gravity in the strong coupling regime is studied. It shows that the most general interaction consistent with this symmetry is a Liouville term that contains two parameters (?,?) satisfying the algebraic relation 2?-?=2 in order to assure the closure of the diffeomorphism algebra. The model is classically soluble and it contains as a general solution the temporal singularity. The theory is quantized and we show that the propagation amplitude falls to zero in ?=0. This result shows that the classical singularities are smoothed by quantum effects and the big-bang concept could be considered as a classical extrapolation instead of a physical concept.

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Título de la Revista: Physical Review D
Volumen: 53
Número: 12
Editorial: American Physical Society
Fecha de publicación: 1996
Página de inicio: 6991
Página final: 6994