Loop quantum cosmology and phenomenology

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Loop quantum cosmology has provided a large set of insights about the dynamics of loop quantum gravity, based on symmetric (sometimes exactly solvable) model systems combined with advanced perturbation techniques around them. Starting with an exactly solvable, harmonic system (which happens to illustrate singularity resolution by providing examples for bouncing solutions) a systematic perturbation theory is set up. As a key challenge, it remains to formulate general inhomogeneities in a fully consistent way, respecting space-time covariance. Only if this is achieved can loop quantum gravity provide a valid proposal for a modified-gravity theory with quantum corrections, and by this gain access to observational constraints. Recent progress in this direction is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGravitational Physics
Subtitle of host publicationTesting Gravity from Submillimeter to Cosmic Scale - Proceedings of the VIII Mexican School on Gravitation and Mathematical Physics
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Aug 23 2010
Event8th Mexican School on Gravitation and Mathematical Physics - Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Duration: Dec 6 2009Dec 12 2009

Publication series

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


Other8th Mexican School on Gravitation and Mathematical Physics
CityPlaya del Carmen, Quintana Roo

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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