Wednesday 15 April 2015 12:30 pm,
Institute of Physics, room 106
Quantum gravity, inflation and the Cosmic Microwave Background
In this talk I will give an introduction to a rather conservative approach to quantum gravity based on a canonical quantization that leads to the Wheeler-DeWitt equation. I will present how this approach has been applied to study how quantum fluctuations of space-time are influenced by quantum-gravitational effects during inflation and whether the resulting corrections to the power spectra of primordial fluctuations can be observed in the Cosmic Microwave Background.
MSc Manuel Krämer
Institute of Physics, University of Szczecin