REDUCED PHASE SPACE QUANTIZATION OF SPHERICALLY SYMMETRIC EINSTEIN-MAXWELL THEORY INCLUDING A COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT

T. Thiemann
1994 International Journal of Modern Physics D  
We present here the canonical treatment of spherically symmetric (quantum) gravity coupled to spherically symmetric Maxwell theory with or without a cosmological constant. The quantization is based on the reduced phase space which is coordinatized by the mass and the electric charge as well as their canonically conjugate momenta, whose geometrical interpretation is explored. The dimension of the reduced phase space depends on the topology chosen, quite similar to the case of pure (2+1) gravity.
more » ... pure (2+1) gravity. We also compare the reduced phase space quantization to the algebraic quantization. Altogether, we observe that the present model serves as an interesting testing ground for full (3+1) gravity. We use the new canonical variables introduced by Ashtekar which simplifies the analysis tremendously.
doi:10.1142/s0218271894000496 fatcat:plisjzhirngtpolhuiupdzvsau