Affine quantization and the initial cosmological singularity
Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3), Institut de Recherche en Mathématique et Physique, Université catholique de Louvain - Chemin du Cyclotron 2, bte L7.01.01, B-1348, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, EU
Received: 23 November 2012
Accepted: 15 December 2012
The affine coherent state quantization procedure is applied to the case of a FRLW universe in the presence of a cosmological constant. The quantum corrections alter the dynamics of the system, providing a potential barrier term which avoids all classical singularities, as already suggested in other models studied in the literature. Furthermore the quantum corrections are responsible for an accelerated cosmic expansion. This work intends to explore some of the implications of the recently proposed “enhanced quantization” procedure in a simplified model of cosmology.
PACS: 03.65.Sq – Semiclassical theories and applications / 04.60.Bc – Phenomenology of quantum gravity / 04.20.Dw – Singularities and cosmic censorship
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