**Wednesday Seminar**

**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.

**Manuel Krämer**

**Institute of
Physics, University of Szczecin**