Loop quantum cosmology

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The expansion of our universe, when followed backward in time, implies that it emerged from a phase of huge density, the big bang. These stages are so extreme that classical general relativity combined with matter theories is not able to describe them properly, and one has to refer to quantum gravity. A complete quantization of gravity has not yet been developed, but there are many results about key properties to be expected. When applied to cosmology, a consistent picture of the early universe arises which is free of the classical pathologies and has implications for the generation of structure which are potentially observable in the near future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication100 Years of Relativity
Subtitle of host publicationSpace-Time Structure: Einstein and Beyond
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9789812700988
ISBN (Print)9812563946, 9789812563941
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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