Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2014
Volume 59, Number 5
Saturday–Tuesday, April 5–8, 2014; Savannah, Georgia
Session S11: Invited Session: Singularities in General Relativity
1:30 PM–3:18 PM,
Monday, April 7, 2014
Room: Oglethorpe Auditorium
Sponsoring Unit: GGR
Chair: Dierdre Shoemaker, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract ID: BAPS.2014.APR.S11.2
Abstract: S11.00002 : Dynamics near Space-like Singularities and Quantum Bounces*
2:06 PM–2:42 PM
(IGC and Physics Department, The Pennsylvania State University)
The Belinkskii, Khalatnikov and Lifshitz conjecture says that as one approaches space-like singularities in general relativity, ``time derivatives dominate over spatial derivatives'' so that the dynamics at any spatial point is well captured by an ordinary differential equation. This talk will review results from a formulation of this conjecture motivated by Hamiltonian ``connection dynamics'' both in classical general relativity and loop quantum cosmology.
*This work was supported by the NSF grant PHY-1205388 and the Eberly research funds of Penn state.
To cite this abstract, use the following reference: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2014.APR.S11.2
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