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The weight of collapse: dynamical reduction models in general relativistic contexts

Okon, Elias and Sudarsky, Daniel (2017) The weight of collapse: dynamical reduction models in general relativistic contexts. [Preprint]

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Inspired by possible connections between gravity and foundational question in quantum theory, we consider an approach for the adaptation of objective collapse models to a general relativistic context. We apply these ideas to a list of open problems in cosmology and quantum gravity, such as the emergence of seeds of cosmic structure, the black hole information issue, the problem of time in quantum gravity and, in a more speculative manner, to the nature of dark energy and the origin of the very special initial state of the universe. We conclude that objective collapse models offer a rather promising path to deal with all of these issues.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Okon, Eliaseokon@filosoficas.unam.mx
Sudarsky, Danielsudarsky@nucleares.unam.mx
Keywords: Objective collapse, dynamical reduction, general relativity, inflation, seeds of cosmic structure, black holes, information loss, dark energy, Weyl curvature hypothesis.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Elias Okon
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 15:27
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 15:27
Item ID: 12745
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 11 January 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12745

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