So while it was a great idea to do away with secondary packaging and design something that was super-space
efficient, we weren't optimizing our presence on the shelf.
The point is that Hawking invokes a transition amplitude not from one three-geometry to another three-geometry (in so-called super-space
), but the 'spontaneous' amplitude for a three-geometry to pop into existence, so to speak.
Drawing on their published papers and the work of other mathematicians, Fioresci and Lled describe in a mathematically rigorous way the construction of the Minkowski and conformal super-spaces
as homogeneous spaces for the Poincare and conformal supergroups respectively.