Recent Developments in Quantum String Cosmology
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.
M. Cavaglia and C. Ungarelli, "Recent Developments in Quantum String Cosmology," Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, vol. 88, no. 1-3, pp. 355-358, Elsevier, Jun 2000.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/S0920-5632(00)00801-X
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