Towards canonical quantum gravity for G(1) geometries in 2+1 dimensions with Lambda-term
AuthorChristodoulakis, T.; Doulis, G.; Terzis, P. A.; Melas, E.; Grammenos, T.; Papadopoulos, G. O.; Spanou, A.
The canonical analysis and subsequent quantization of the (2+1)-dimensional action of pure gravity plus a cosmological constant term is considered, under the assumption of the existence of one spacelike Killing vector field. The proper imposition of the quantum analogues of two linear ( momentum) constraints reduces an initial collection of state vectors, consisting of all smooth functionals of the components (and/or their derivatives) of the spatial metric, to particular scalar smooth functionals. The demand that the midi-superspace metric ( inferred from the kinetic part of the quadratic ( Hamiltonian) constraint) must define on the space of these states an induced metric whose components are given in terms of the same states, which is made possible through an appropriate re-normalization assumption, severely reduces the possible state vectors to three unique ( up to general coordinate transformations) smooth scalar functionals. The quantum analogue of the Hamiltonian constraint produces a Wheeler-DeWitt equation based on this reduced manifold of states, which is completely integrated.