superspace

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superspace

[′sü·pər‚spās]
(physics)
The space of all three-geometries on a three-manifold, used in discussions of quantum gravity.
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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.