# Relational Quantum Cosmology

@article{Vidotto2015RelationalQC, title={Relational Quantum Cosmology}, author={Francesca Vidotto}, journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics}, year={2015} }

The application of quantum theory to cosmology raises a number of conceptual questions, such as the role of the quantum-mechanical notion of "observer" or the absence of a time variable in the Wheeler-DeWitt equation. I point out that a relational formulation of quantum mechanics, and more in general the observation that evolution is always relational, provides a coherent solution to this tangle of problems.

## 8 Citations

The Relational Interpretation of Quantum Physics

- Physics
- 2021

The relational interpretation (or RQM, for Relational Quantum Mechanics) solves the measurement problem by considering an ontology of sparse relative events, or facts. Events are realized in…

The Relational Interpretation

- Physics
- 2021

The relational interpretation (or RQM, for Relational Quantum Mechanics) solves the measurement problem by considering an ontology of sparse relative facts. Facts are realized in interactions between…

Protected SL(2,ℝ) symmetry in quantum cosmology

- PhysicsJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
- 2019

The polymer quantization of cosmological backgrounds provides an alternative path to the original Wheeler-de Witt (WdW) quantum cosmology, based on a different representation the commutation…

The Metaphysical Challenge of Loop Quantum Gravity.

- PhilosophyStudies in history and philosophy of science
- 2021

Primordial Fluctuations From Quantum Gravity

- PhysicsFrontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences
- 2020

We study the fluctuations and the correlations between spatial regions generated in the primordial quantum gravitational era of the universe. We point out that these can be computed using the…

Time, space and matter in the primordial universe

- Physics
- 2022

Time, space, and matter are categories of our reasoning, whose properties appear to be fundamental. However, these require a scrutiny as in the extreme regime of the primordial universe these present…

A (Strictly) Contemporary Perspective on Trans-Planckian Censorship

- PhysicsFoundations of Physics
- 2022

I critically discuss a controversial ‘trans-Planckian censorship’ conjecture, which has recently been introduced to researchers working at the intersection of fundamental physics and cosmology. My…

A Relationalist Framework

- Philosophy
- 2020

Chapter 5, “A Relationalist Framework,” develops a broad pluralistic relationalist framework that empahsizes the role of relations and relationality in general, pointing to a relational epistemology…

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