Quantum cosmology in 2+1 and 3+1 dimensions

Tom Banks, W. Fischler, Leonard Susskind

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We study the Wheeler-DeWitt equations for the wave function of the universe in 2+1 and 3+1 dimensions. Perturbation methods are developed and the first few orders areexplicitly calculated for the case of an inflating universe. We find that early quantum fluctuation can produce large-scale inhomogenities in the global structure of the universe at later times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-186
Number of pages28
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 9 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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