Quantum geometric formulation of Brans-Dicke theory for Bianchi I spacetime

Manabendra Sharma, Gustavo S. Vicente, Leila L. Graef, Rudnei O. Ramos, Anzhong Wang
General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology, General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology (gr-qc), Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics (astro-ph.CO), High Energy Physics - Theory (hep-th), Mathematical Physics (math-ph)
2023-09-02 16:00:00
We consider a formulation of the Brans-Dicke theory in Jordan's frame for Bianchi-I spacetime within the framework of loop quantum gravity. The robustness of singularity resolutions due to the quantum effects is explicitly verified. We also present an exploration of the effects of quantum geometry on the background dynamics. In particular, starting with a detailed constraint analysis, we present the off-shell Lie algebra of the full theory in the geometrodynamic phase space. This is followed by casting the theory in terms of the Yang-Mills phase space variables suitable for invoking loop quantization and show that the system is highly nonlinear. Finally, we present the quantum-corrected effective dynamics that resolve the initial singularity
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