Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology

  • Gianluca Calcagni
  • Lefteris Papantonopoulos
  • George Siopsis
  • Nikos Tsamis

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 863)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Quantum Gravity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carlo Rovelli
      Pages 57-66
    3. Andrzej Görlich
      Pages 93-117
    4. E. A. Bergshoeff, M. Kovacevic, J. Rosseel, Y. Yin
      Pages 119-145
  3. Quantum Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Martin Reuter, Frank Saueressig
      Pages 185-226
    3. Paul McFadden
      Pages 227-267
  4. Observational Status

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Joseph Silk
      Pages 271-287
    3. Robert H. Brandenberger
      Pages 333-374
    4. M. G. Romania, N. C. Tsamis, R. P. Woodard
      Pages 375-395
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 397-399

About this book


Quantum gravity has developed into a fast-growing subject in physics and it is expected that probing the high-energy and high-curvature regimes of gravitating systems will shed some light on how to eventually achieve an ultraviolet complete quantum theory of gravity. Such a theory would provide the much needed information about fundamental problems of classical gravity, such as the initial big-bang singularity, the cosmological constant problem, Planck scale physics and the early-time inflationary evolution of our Universe.


While in the first part of this book concepts of quantum gravity are introduced and approached from different angles, the second part discusses these theories in connection with cosmological models and observations, thereby exploring which types of signatures of modern and mathematically rigorous frameworks can be detected by experiments. The third and final part briefly reviews the observational status of dark matter and dark energy, and introduces alternative cosmological models.


Edited and authored by leading researchers in the field and cast into the form of a multi-author textbook at postgraduate level, this volume will be of benefit to all postgraduate students and newcomers from neighboring disciplines wishing to find a comprehensive guide for their future research.


Alternative approaches and massive gravity Causal dynamical triangulations Loop quantum gravity and cosmology New approaches to quantum gravity Quantum cosmology and the early universe

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianluca Calcagni
    • 1
  • Lefteris Papantonopoulos
    • 2
  • George Siopsis
    • 3
  • Nikos Tsamis
    • 4
  1. 1.CSICInstituto de Estructura de la MateriaMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyThe University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  4. 4.Crete Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of PhysicsUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece

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