Semiclassical study of the mixmaster model: The quantum Kasner map

  title={Semiclassical study of the mixmaster model: The quantum Kasner map},
  author={David Brizuela and Sara F. Uria},
  journal={Physical Review D},
According to the Belinski-Khalatnikov-Lifshitz conjecture, close to a spacelike singularity different spatial points decouple, and the dynamics can be described in terms of the Mixmaster (vacuum Bianchi IX) model. In order to understand the role played by quantum-gravity effects in this context, in the present work we consider the semiclassical behavior of this model. Classically, this system undergoes a series of transitions between Kasner epochs, which are described by a specific transition law… 

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