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Illustration of an oscillating and then inflating universe in phase space. (Nature 436 (2005) 920-921)

Most of my research interests are in some way related to quantum gravity, which is the construction and possible tests of a theory combining general relativity and quantum theory. Such a theory, which is not yet available in complete form, is expected to be required for our understanding of the very early universe and of the interior of black holes. The approach mainly followed here is loop quantum gravity, which promises to be applicable even to regimes where the gravitational field is strong. It has already given several indications of its potential to solve long-standing conceptual issues of general relativity such as the singularity problem, and to provide new physical effects which may possibly be seen in cosmological observations.

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