# Loop Quantum Cosmology

@article{Bojowald2008LoopQC, title={Loop Quantum Cosmology}, author={M. Bojowald}, journal={Living Reviews in Relativity}, year={2008}, volume={11} }

Quantum gravity is expected to be necessary in order to understand situations in which classical general relativity breaks down. In particular in cosmology one has to deal with initial singularities, i.e., the fact that the backward evolution of a classical spacetime inevitably comes to an end after a finite amount of proper time. This presents a breakdown of the classical picture and requires an extended theory for a meaningful description. Since small length scales and high curvatures are… Expand

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