Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 137, Issue 1, pp 73–76 | Cite as

The singularities in quantum cosmology

  • A. M. Finkelstein
  • V. YA. Kreînovich


A cosmological model is proposed, in which quantum effects lead to infinitely many terms nonlinear in curvature, and these terms lead to the following conclusion: the physical singularity (i.e., a state with infinite matter densityp) occurs int≃10−43 s, when the curvature is finite. An attempt is made to give physical interpretation of this model from the viewpoint of the ‘foam-like’ model of space-time.


Cosmological Model Physical Interpretation Quantum Effect Physical Singularity Quantum Cosmology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Finkelstein
    • 1
  • V. YA. Kreînovich
    • 1
  1. 1.Special Astrophysical ObservatoryUSSR Academy of SciencesLeningradUSSR

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