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A (not so?) novel explanation for the very special initial state of the universe

Okon, Elias and Sudarsky, Daniel (2016) A (not so?) novel explanation for the very special initial state of the universe. [Preprint]

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We put forward a proposal that combines objective collapse models, developed in connection with quantum-foundational questions, with the so-called Weyl curvature hypothesis, introduced by Roger Penrose as an attempt to account for the very special initial state of the universe. In particular, we explain how a curvature dependence of the collapse rate in such models, an idea already shown to help in the context of black holes and information loss, could also offer a dynamical justification for Penrose's conjecture.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Okon, Eliaseokon@filosoficas.unam.mx
Sudarsky, Danielsudarsky@nucleares.unam.mx
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Depositing User: Dr. Elias Okon
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2016 01:50
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2016 01:50
Item ID: 12140
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Date: 3 June 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12140

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