Project

Loop Quantum Gravity

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Astronomy and space sciences
    • Classical physics
    • Materials physics
    • Mathematical physics
    • Quantum physics
Keywords
Ashtekar coordinates quantum gravity canonical quantisation
 
Project description

We investigate the implementation of the quantum mechanical canonical formalism to general realtivity. An important breaktrough came with Astekars new variables, from which an appropriate quantum Hilbert space was derived. This lead to predictions involving discrete area and volume measurements. Recent research is concerned with the classical limit, the Hamiltonian constraint, applications to cosmology, …