S E M I N A R IDepartament d'Astronomia i Astrofísica
Universitat de València
Quantum spacetime and the big bounce: an introduction to Loop Quantum Cosmology
Instituto Estructura de la Materia (CSIC)
Seminari del departament d'Astronomia i Astrofísca
Dimecres 01 abril 2009
In the last few years the studies of simple cosmological models within Loop Quantum Cosmology have provided a qualiatively new picture of possible evolution of the universe, predicting in particular big bounce and the existence of a large universe preceeding ours. During this seminar I will present a short introduction to the main ideas behind the theory, its methods and main predictions, focusing in particular on the issue of singularity resolution and the dynamical predictions.