- Conference date: 1–5 June 2008
- Location: Cairo (Egypt)
We extend our previous study on the effects of an information‐theoretically motivated nonlinear correction to the Wheeler‐deWitt equation in the minisuperspace scheme for FRW universes. Firstly we show that even when the geometry is hyperbolic, and matter given by a cosmological constant, the nonlinearity can still provide a barrier to screen the initial singularity, just as in the case for flat universes. Secondly, in the flat case we show that singularity avoidance in the presence of a free massless scalar field is perturbatively possible for a very large class of initially unperturbed quantum states, generalising our previous discussion using Gaussian states.
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