Quantum dynamics of the Taub universe in a generalized uncertainty principle framework

Marco Valerio Battisti, Giovanni Montani

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The implications of a generalized Uncertainty principle on the Taub cosmological model are investigated. The model is studied in the Arnowitt-Deser-Misner reduction of the dynamics and therefore a time variable is ruled out. Such a variable is quantized in a canonical way and the only physical degree of freedom of the system (related to the universe anisotropy) is quantized by means of a modified Heisenberg algebra. The analysis is performed at both the classical and quantum level. In particular, at quantum level, the motion of wave packets is investigated. The two main results obtained are as follows: (i) The classical singularity is probabilistically suppressed. The universe exhibits a stationary behavior and the probability amplitude is peaked in a determinate region. (ii) The generalized uncertainty principle wave packets provide the right behavior in the establishment of a quasi-isotropic configuration for the universe. © 2008 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number023518
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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