A (not so?) novel explanation for the very special initial state of the universe

Publication Year:
2016
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12140
Author(s):
Okon, Elias; Sudarsky, Daniel
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We put forward a proposal that combines objective collapse models, developed in connection with quantum-foundational questions, with the so-called Weyl curvature hypothesis, introduced by Roger Penrose as an attempt to account for the very special initial state of the universe. In particular, we explain how a curvature dependence of the collapse rate in such models, an idea already shown to help in the context of black holes and information loss, could also offer a dynamical justification for Penrose's conjecture.