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Brown University
Daniel Doro Ferrante

Loop Quantum Cosmology

Daniel Doro Ferrante
23th February 2004

Outline

Quantum Gravity: Why is it important?!

Relation to other problems

Present Approaches to Quantum Gravity

Main Directions

Traditional Approaches

New Directions

Loop Quantum Gravity: The Basics

Loop Quantum Gravity: The Basics (cont'd)

LQG: Results

LQG: Results (cont'd)

Loop Quantum Cosmology

Loop Quantum Cosmology (cont'd)

Loop Quantum Cosmology (cont'd)

Loop Quantum Cosmology (cont'd)

Recent Applications

Recent Applications (cont'd)

Recent Applications (cont'd)

Bibliography

Just in case...

Oh, you tought I wouldn't be prepared for some questions, huh?! >;-)

Not at all: In what follows there are some slides to entertain the more curious characters...

Appendix: Loop Quantization

Appendix: Loop Quantization (cont'd)

Appendix: Loop Quantization (cont'd)

Appendix: Loop Quantization (cont'd)