Essay: Initial Conditions for a Universe

@article{Bojowald2003EssayIC,
  title={Essay: Initial Conditions for a Universe},
  author={Martin Bojowald},
  journal={General Relativity and Gravitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={35},
  pages={1877-1883}
}
  • M. Bojowald
  • Published 19 May 2003
  • Physics
  • General Relativity and Gravitation
In physical theories, boundary or initial conditions play the role of selecting special situations which can be described by a theory with its general laws. Cosmology has long been suspected to be different in that its fundamental theory should explain the fact that we can observe only one particular realization. This is not realized, however, in the classical formulation and in its conventional quantization; the situation is even worse due to the singularity problem. In recent years, a new… Expand
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