Implications of the gauge-fixing loop quantum cosmology

Francesco Cianfrani, Giovanni Montani

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Abstract

The restriction to invariant connections in a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker space-time is discussed via the analysis of the Dirac brackets associated with the corresponding gauge-fixing. This analysis allows us to establish the proper correspondence between reduced and unreduced variables. In this respect, it is outlined how the holonomy-flux algebra coincides with the one of Loop Quantum Gravity if edges are parallel to simplicial vectors and the quantization of the model is performed via standard techniques by restricting admissible paths. Within this scheme, the discretization of the area spectrum is emphasized. Then, the role of the diffeomorphisms generator in reduced phase-space is investigated and it is clarified how it implements homogeneity on quantum states, which are defined over cubical knots. Finally, the perspectives for a consistent dynamical treatment are discussed. © 2012 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number024027
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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