A higher-dimensional view on quantum cosmology

2021-05-05

Authors: U. H. Danielsson, D. Panizo, R. Tielemans, T. Van Riet

Preprint number: UUITP-22/21

Abstract: We argue that the choice of boundary condition for the wavefunction in quantum cosmology depends on the UV completion of general relativity. We provide an explicit example using a braneworld scenario in which a de Sitter cosmology is induced on the surface of a CDL bubble in a 5-dimensional AdS space. The corresponding boundary conditions are unambigously fixed by demanding consistency with the known physics of bubble nucleation and this selects the Vilenkin choice from a 4D viewpoint.