Scientists Extend Einstein s Relativity To The Universe s First Moments

To extend the reach of Albert Einstein‘s theory to such extreme regimes, researchers have developed a theory called loop quantum gravity. Beginning in the 1980s, Abhay Ashtekar, now at Pennsylvania State University, rejiggered Einstein’s equations to make them quantum-friendly. Ashtekar’s team now says that by extending loop quantum gravity techniques it has bridged the gap between the big bounce—which is in the Planck regime—and the onset of inflation and that it can explain those all-important ripples without which you and I wouldn’t be here.

 

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