Quantum gravity and cosmological observations

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Abstract

Quantum gravity places entirely new challenges on the formulation of a consistent theory as well as on an extraction of potentially observable effects. Quantum corrections due to the gravitational field are commonly expected to be tiny because of the smallness of the Planck length. However, a consistent formulation now shows that key features of quantum gravity imply magnification effects on correction terms which are especially important in cosmology with its long stretches of evolution. After a review of the salient features of recent canonical quantizations of gravity and their implications for the quantum structure of space-time a new example for potentially observable effects is given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPARTICLES AND FIELDS
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the VI Latin American Symposium on High Energy Physics and the XII Mexican School of Particles and Fields
Pages130-137
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventVI Latin American Symposium on High Energy Physics and the XII Mexican School of Particles and Fields - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: Nov 1 2006Nov 8 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume917
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherVI Latin American Symposium on High Energy Physics and the XII Mexican School of Particles and Fields
CountryMexico
CityPuerto Vallarta
Period11/1/0611/8/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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