A Amomentous arrow of time

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Abstract

Quantum cosmology offers a unique stage to address questions of time related to its underlying (and perhaps truly quantum dynamical) meaning as well as its origin. Some of these issues can be analyzed with a general scheme of quantum cosmology, others are best seen in loop quantum cosmology. The latter’s status is still incomplete, and so no full scenario has yet emerged. Nevertheless, using properties that have a potential of pervading more complicated and realistic models, a vague picture shall be sketched here. It suggests the possibility of deriving a beginning within a beginningless theory, by applying cosmic forgetfulness to an early history of the universe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Arrows of Time
Subtitle of host publicationA Debate in Cosmology
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages169-189
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783642232596
ISBN (Print)9783642232589
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Bojowald, M. (2012). A Amomentous arrow of time. In The Arrows of Time: A Debate in Cosmology (pp. 169-189). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23259-6_9