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Benefits of Objective Collapse Models for Cosmology and Quantum Gravity

Okon, Elias and Sudarsky, Daniel (2013) Benefits of Objective Collapse Models for Cosmology and Quantum Gravity. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We display a number of advantages of objective collapse theories for the resolution of long-standing problems in cosmology and quantum gravity. In particular, we examine applications of objective reduction models to three important issues: the origin of the seeds of cosmic structure, the problem of time in quantum gravity and the information loss paradox; we show how reduction models contain the necessary tools to provide solutions for these issues. We wrap up with an adventurous proposal to relate the spontaneous collapse events of objective collapse models to microscopic virtual black holes.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Okon, Eliaseokon@filosoficas.unam.mx
Sudarsky, Danielsudarsky@nucleares.unam.mx
Keywords: Objective collapse; Dynamical reduction; Quantum gravity; Cosmology;
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Elias Okon
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2013 15:07
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2014 23:24
Item ID: 9985
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 6 September 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9985

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