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Status Confirmed
Seminar Series SEM-EXCEP
Subjects hep-th
Date Wednesday 19 June 2024
Time 14:00
Institute LPTHE
Seminar Room LPTHE library, tower 13-14, room 401
Speaker's Last Name Godet
Speaker's First Name Victor
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Speaker's Institution SISSA
Title Quantum cosmology as automorphic dynamics
Abstract I will explain how some recent progress on the Wheeler-DeWitt equation makes possible the systematic development of quantum cosmology in the canonical formulation. The cosmological wavefunctions are automorphic forms, and the Wheeler-DeWitt equation reduces to a dynamical equation on moduli space, so that quantum cosmology is equivalent to "automorphic dynamics". I will describe in detail this equivalence in the simple context of pure three-dimensional gravity and comment on how these ideas should generalize to higher dimensions and to our universe.
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