Positive cosmological constant in loop quantum cosmology

Дата и время публикации : 2011-12-01T23:52:07Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Tomasz Pawlowski
Abhay Ashtekar

Ссылка на журнал-издание: Phys. Rev. D 85, 064001 (2012)
Коментарии к cтатье: 36 pages, 6 figures, RevTex4
Первичная категория: gr-qc

Все категории : gr-qc, astro-ph.CO, hep-th

Краткий обзор статьи: The k=0 Friedmann Lemaitre Robertson Walker model with a positive cosmological constant and a massless scalar field is analyzed in detail. If one uses the scalar field as relational time, new features arise already in the Hamiltonian framework of classical general relativity: In a finite interval of relational time, the universe expands out to infinite proper time and zero matter density. In the deparameterized quantum theory, the true Hamiltonian now fails to be essentially self-adjoint both in the Wheeler DeWitt (WDW) approach and in LQC. Irrespective of the choice of the self-adjoint extension, the big bang singularity persists in the WDW theory while it is resolved and replaced by a big bounce in loop quantum cosmology (LQC). Furthermore, the quantum evolution is surprisingly insensitive to the choice of the self-adjoint extension. This may be a special case of an yet to be discovered general property of a certain class of symmetric operators that fail to be essentially self-adjoint.

Category: Physics