Giuseppe Gaeta
On the cosmological implications of the Calogero conjecture
(29K, LATEX)
ABSTRACT. We discuss the implications of the Calogero hypothesis on the
``cosmic origin of quantization'' [F. Calogero, ``Cosmic origin of
quantization'', Phys. Lett. A 228 (1997), 335-346], and of the
variation of the Planck constant with time it implies, for cosmology.
We focus on two issues: (a) how the relation between redshift and
distance would be modified; and (b) how the observations on the cosmic
background radiation, and the estimation they give of the time elapsed
since its production, would be interpreted in the light of Calogero
hypothesis.
We also check that the hypothesis is compatible with the present bounds
on the variations of fundamental constants and with the observed
blackbody distribution of the cosmic background radiation.