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Professor John Dyer Memorial Lecture : the origin of the universe from quantum chaos, an introduction to current ideas

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Authors
Woehler, Karlheinz E.
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Date of Issue
1989-05
Date
1989-05
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
In his recently published book 'A Brief History of Time', S. Hawking describes his remarkable insights into the problem of the origin of our universe. In this talk a more quantitative description of some of the important principles from this book is presented as a mathematical appendix to it. A brief review of the ideas of the Standard Big Bang Model of the Universe is given in terms of the evolution equation that follows from Einstein's theory. The meaning of the Cosmological Constant, its relation to Vacuum Energy, the model of the empty DeSitter Space and Gravity is derived. By analogy to Schrodinger mechanics one can give the general features of Quantum Cosmology', in which the origin of the universe can be viewed as a Quantum tunneling process in imaginary time from a Quantum Chaos state of no space, no time, no matter to an inflationary expanding DeSitter space which eventually transits into the Hot Big Bang Expansion that we see
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Technical Report
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Physics
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NPS-61-89-010
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37 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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