Loop quantum cosmology: Recent progress

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Abstract

Aspects of the full theory of loop quantum gravity can be studied in a simpler context by. reducing to symmetric models like cosmological ones. This leads to several applications where loop effects play a significant role when one is sensitive to the quantum regime. As a consequence, the structure of and the approach to classical singularities are very different from general relativity. The quantum theory is free of singularities, and there are new phenomenological scenarios for the evolution of the very early universe such as inflation. We give an overview of the main effects, focussing on recent results obtained by different groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-776
Number of pages12
JournalPramana - Journal of Physics
Volume63
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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