The Blanchi IX model in loop quantum cosmology

Martin Bojowald, Ghanashyam Date, Golam Mortuza Hossain

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The Blanchi IX model has been used often to investigate the structure close to singularities of general relativity. Its classical chaos is expected to have, via the BKL scenario, implications even for the approach to general inhomogeneous singularities. Thus, it is a popular model to test consequences of modifications to general relativity suggested by quantum theories of gravity. This paper presents a detailed proof that modifications coming from loop quantum gravity lead to a non-chaotic effective behaviour. The way this is realized, independently of quantization ambiguities, suggests a new look at initial and final singularities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3541-3569
Number of pages29
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 21 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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