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Quantum singularities

Grant number: 08/01310-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2008
Effective date (End): August 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal researcher:Alberto Vazquez Saa
Grantee:João Paulo Pitelli Manoel
Home Institution: Instituto de Matemática, Estatística e Computação Científica (IMECC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:07/55449-1 - Physics in curved spacetimes, AP.TEM


Classically singular space-times will be studied from the view point of quantum mechanics. The introduction of quantum mechanics will be made in two different ways. The first consists in coupling conformally scalar and spinorial fields to the gravitational field and studying the behavior of a single particle wave packet in this curved background. The second consists in to find the wave function of the "universe" by solving Wheeler-DeWitt equation for the canonical variables of the space-time. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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CARLIP, S.; MOSNA, R. A.; PITELLI, J. P. M. Vacuum Fluctuations and the Small Scale Structure of Spacetime. Physical Review Letters, v. 107, n. 2, p. 21303, 2011. Web of Science Citations: 28.
LETELIER, PATRICIO S.; PITELLI, JOAO PAULO M. n-dimensional FLRW quantum cosmology. Physical Review D, v. 82, n. 10 NOV 23 2010. Web of Science Citations: 16.
Academic Publications
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MANOEL, João Paulo Pitelli. Quantum singularities. 2011. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Matemática, Estatística e Computação Científica.

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