The Interpretation of Quantum Cosmology and the Problem of Time
Abstract
The development of quantum cosmology, in which Stephen Hawking played a crucial role, has frequently encountered substantial conceptual and technical difficulties related to the problem of time in quantum gravity and to general issues concerning the foundations of quantum theory. In this contribution to Stephen's 60th Birthday Conference, I describe some recent work in which the decoherent histories approach to quantum theory is used to quantize simple cosmological models and perhaps shed some light on some of these difficulties.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 August 2002
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/0208018
 Bibcode:
 2002gr.qc.....8018H
 Keywords:

 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
 EPrint:
 22 pages, Latex, 1 figure. To appear in Proceedings of Stephen Hawking's 60th Birthday Conference