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ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August 26 - 31, 2008 1 Minisuperspace Models in Quantum Cosmology Ljubisa Nesic Department of Physics, University of Nis, Serbia.

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1 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Minisuperspace Models in Quantum Cosmology Ljubisa Nesic Department of Physics, University of Nis, Serbia

2 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Minisuperspace  Superspace – infinite-dimensional space, with finite number degrees of freedom ( h ij (x),  (x) ) at each point, x in   In practice to work with inf.dim. is not possible  One useful approximation – to truncate inf. degrees of freedom to a finite number – minisuperspace model. Homogeneity isotropy or anisotropy  Homogeneity and isotropy instead of having a separate Wheeler-DeWitt equation for each point of the spatial hypersurface , we then simply have a SINGLE equation for all of . metrics (shift vector is zero)

3 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Minisuperspace – isotropic model  The standard FRW metric  Model with a single scalar field simply has TWO minisuperspace coordinates {a,  } (the cosmic scale factor and the scalar field)

4 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Minisuperspace – anisotropic model  All anisotropic models Kantowski-Sachs models Bianchi THREE minisuperspace coordinates {a, b,  } (the cosmic scale factors and the scalar field) (topology is S 1 xS 2 )  Bianchi, most general homogeneous 3-metric with a 3- dimensional group of isometries (these are in 1-1 correspondence with nine 3-dimensional Lie algebras-there are nine types of Bianchi cosmology)  Kantowski-Sachs models, 3-metric

5 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Minisuperspace – anisotropic model   i are the invariant 1-forms associated with a isometry group  The simplest example is Bianchi 1, corresponds to the Lie group R 3 ( 1 =dx,  2 =dy,  3 =dz )  Bianchi, most general homogeneous 3-metric with a 3-dimensional group of isometries (these are in 1-1 correspondence with nine 3- dimensional Lie algebras-there are nine types of Bianchi cosmology)  The 3-metric of each of these models can be written in the form FOUR minisuperspace coordinates {a, b, c,  } (the cosmic scale factors and the scalar field)

6 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Minisuperspace propagator  ordinary (euclidean) QM propagator between fixed minisuperspace coordinates ( q  ’, q  ’’ ) in a fixed “time” N  S (I) is the action of the minisuperspace model  For the minisuperspace models path (functional) integral is reduced to path integral over 3-metric and configuration of matter fields, and to another usual integration over the lapse function N.  For the boundary condition q  ( t 1 )= q  ’, q  ( t 2 )= q  ’’, in the gauge, =const, we have  where

7 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Minisuperspace propagator  with an indefinite signature (-+++…)  ordinary QM propagator between fixed minisuperspace coordinates ( q  ’, q  ’’ ) in a fixed time N  S is the action of the minisuperspace model  f  is a minisuperspace metric

8 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Minisuperspace propagator  Minisuperspace propagator is  for the quadratic action path integral is euclidean classical action for the solution of classical equation of motion for the q 

9 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , de Sitter minisuperspace model  simple exactly soluble model  model with cosmological constant and without matter field  E-H action with GHY surface term  The metric of de Sitter model

10 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , de Sitter?  A. Einstein, A.S. Eddington, P. Ehrenfest, H.A. Lorentz, W. de Sitter in Leiden (1920)  Willem de Sitter (May 6, 1872 – November 20, 1934) was a Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomerMay 61872November Dutch  De Sitter made major contributions to the field of physical cosmology.physical cosmology  He co-authored a paper with Albert Einstein in 1932 in which they argued that there might be large amounts of matter which do not emit light, now commonly referred to as dark matter. dark matter  He also came up with the concept of the de Sitter universe, a solution for Einstein's general relativity in which there is no matter and a positive cosmological constant.de Sitter universecosmological constant  This results in an exponentially expanding, empty universe. De Sitter was also famous for his research on the planet Jupiter.

11 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Metric and action  (Euclidean) Action – for this metric  Metric FRW type but… Hamiltonian is not qaudratic “new” metric

12 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Hamiltonian and equation of motion  Hamiltonian  Equation of motion

13 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Lagrangian and equation of motion  Classical action  Action and Lagrangian  The field equation and constraint  Boundary condition

14 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Wheeler DeWitt equation  equation  de Sitter model ~ particle in constant field  Solutions are Airy functions (why is WF “timeless”?)

15 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Next step…maybe … number theory!?  The field Q is Causchi incomplete with respect to the usual absolute value |.|  {1, 1.4, 1.41, 1.414, , , , …}  number sets  The field of real numbers R is the result of completing the field of rationals Q with the respect to the usual absolute value |.|.

16 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Next step…  number sets  Ostrowski theorem describing all norms on Q. According to this theorem: any nontrivial norm on Q is equivalent to either ordinary absolute value or p-adic norm for some fixed prime number p.  This norm is nonarchimedean

17 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Next step…  In computations in everyday life, in scientific experiments and on computers we are dealing with integers and fractions, that is with rational numbers and we newer have dealings with irrational numbers.  Results of any practical action we can express only in terms of rational numbers which are considered to have been given to us by God.  But …

18 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Measuring of distances  which restricts priority of archimedean gemetry based on real numbers and gives rise to employment of nonarchimedean geometry based on p-adic numbers  Archimedean axiom “Any given large segment of a straight line can be surpassed by successive addition of small segments along the same line.” A more formal statement of the axiom would be that if 0 |y|.  There is a quantum gravity uncertainty x while measuring distances around the Planck legth

19 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , p-adic de Sitter model  groundstate WF  Metric  Action  Propagator

20 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , real and p-adic (adelic) de Sitter model DDiscretization of minisuperspace coordinates  adelic ground state WF  probability interpretation of the WF  at the rational points q

21 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Conclusion and перспективе(s)  p-adic ground state WF  (4+D)-Kaluza-Klein model  accelerating universe with dynamical compactification of extra dimensions  Lagrangian  noncommutative QC

22 ISC2008, Nis, Serbia, August , Literature  B. de Witt, “Quantum Theory of Gravity. I. The canonical theory”, Phys. Rev. 160, 113 (1967)  C. Mysner, “Feynman quantization of general relativity”, Rev. Mod. Phys, 29, 497 (1957).  D. Wiltshire, “An introduction to Quantum Cosmology”, lanl archive 1. G. S. Djordjevic, B. Dragovich, Lj. Nesic, I.V.Volovich, p-ADIC AND ADELIC MINISUPERSPACE QUANTUM COSMOLOGY, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 17 (2002)


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