Cosmological constant, quantum measurement, and the problem of time

Shreya Banerjee, Sayantani Bera, T. P. Singh

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Abstract

Continuous Spontaneous Localisation (CSL) is a phenomenological model proposing a stochastic modification of the Schroödinger equation for solving the measurement problem. We suggest how a CSL-like stochastic modification of the Wheeler-deWitt equation can solve the problem of time and the quantum to classical transition in the vicinity of the Big Bang, while shedding light on preferred values for the cosmological constant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Marcel Grossman Meeting On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories, Proceedings
EditorsMassimo Bianchi, Robert T Jantzen, Remo Ruffini, Remo Ruffini
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages2803-2808
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789813226593
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Marcel Grossman Meeting On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories - Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 Jul 201518 Jul 2015

Publication series

Name14th Marcel Grossman Meeting On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories, Proceedings

Conference

Conference14th Marcel Grossman Meeting On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period12/07/1518/07/15

Keywords

  • Continuos spontaneous localisation
  • Cosmological constant
  • Wheeler-DeWitt equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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