Inflation in quantum cosmology in higher dimensions

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Abstract

Quantum cosmology in Kaluza-Klein-type theories is investigated by using the fundamental equation of quantum gravity: the Wheeler-DeWitt equation. The Casimir stress tensor is considered as a ′ source of compactification. By imposing the Hartle-Hawking boundary condition, we demonstrate that a fine-tuning of the boundary condition in the quantum regime is necessary, presumably at a moderate level of 10-3, in order to obtain a sufficient inflation of our space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2164-2174
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume33
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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