Title

Recent Developments in Quantum String Cosmology

Abstract

In this talk we discuss the quantisation of a class of string cosmology models characterised by scale factor duality invariance. The amplitudes for the full set of classically allowed and forbidden transitions are computed by applying the reduced phase space and path integral methods. In particular, the path integral calculation clarifies the meaning of the instanton-like behaviour of the transition amplitudes that has been first pointed out in previous investigations.

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia)

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0920-5632

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2000 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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