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Universe 2017, 3(2), 46; doi:10.3390/universe3020046

Quantum Cosmology and Varying Physical Constants

Institute of Physics, University of Szczecin, Wielkopolska 15, 70-451 Szczecin, Poland
Academic Editor: Lorenzo Iorio
Received: 2 April 2017 / Revised: 14 May 2017 / Accepted: 15 May 2017 / Published: 23 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Varying Constants and Fundamental Cosmology)
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Abstract

The main task of this review is to discuss quantum cosmology minisuperspace models based on the Wheeler–DeWitt equation, which apart from the standard matter and 3-geometry configuration degrees of freedom, allow those related to the variability of physical constants—varying speed of light (VSL) c and varying gravitational constant G. The tunneling probability of the universe “from nothing” to the Friedmann phase will be given for such varying constants minisuperspace models. View Full-Text
Keywords: quantum cosmology; modified gravity; varying constants quantum cosmology; modified gravity; varying constants
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