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Title: Evidence for the quantum birth of our Universe
Authors: Unnikrishnan, C. S
Gillies, G. T
Ritter, R. C
Keywords: Cosmological Parameters;Quantum Cosmology;Uncertainty Principle;Fundamental Constants;Gravity
Issue Date: Aug-2002
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Citation: Pramana - Journal of Physics, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 369 - 374
Abstract: We present evidence for a nonsingular origin of the Universe with initial conditions determined by quantum physics and relativistic gravity. In particular, we establish that the present temperature of the microwave background and the present density of the Universe agree well with our predictions from these initial conditions, after evolution to the present age using the Einstein--Friedmann equation. Remarkably, the quantum origin for the Universe naturally allows its evolution at exactly the critical density. We also discuss the consequences of these results to some fundamental aspects of quantum physics in the early Universe.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2248/2771
ISSN: 0304-4289
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