## Loop Quantum Gravity

Loop Quantum Gravity is a theory of quantum gravity based on a geometric formulation that predict discrete geometrical phenomena above some minimum length scale (the Planck length).

#### IGC members who study Loop Quantum Gravity

Name | Role | Affiliation | Phone | Office Address | Affiliated Center(s) | Research Topics(s) | ||
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Kallan Berglund | Graduate Student | Physics | kmb670@psu.edu | -- | 322 Whitmore Lab | CFT | Black Holes, Loop Quantum Gravity, Gravitational Waves | |

Eugenio Bianchi | Faculty | Physics | exb34@psu.edu | +1 814 865 7533 | 315 Whitmore | CFT | Quantum Universe, Mathematical Structures, Black Holes, Loop Quantum Gravity | |

Martin Bojowald | Faculty | Physics | mob6@psu.edu | +1 814 865 3502 | 304A Whitmore | CFT | Mathematical Structures, Loop Quantum Gravity, Quantum Universe | |

Jacob Canel | Graduate Student | Math | jmc8684@psu.edu | 18579983102 | 417 McAllister Building | CFT | Loop Quantum Gravity | |

Allison Colarelli | Undergraduate Student | Math, Astronomy | atc5357@psu.edu | 7175982124 | N/A N/A | IGC, CFT | Gravitational Waves, Loop Quantum Gravity, Physical Mathematics, Black Holes | |

Aurora Colter | Undergraduate Student | Physics, Math | agc5654@psu.edu | - | - - | CFT, IGC | Physical Mathematics, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, Loop Quantum Gravity, Quantum Universe | |

Mauricio Gamonal | Graduate Student | Physics | mfg5767@psu.edu | -- | 322 Whitmore | CFT | Loop Quantum Gravity, Quantum Universe, Mathematical Structures | |

Erick Muino Garcia | Graduate Student | Physics | efm5414@psu.edu | -- | - - | CFT | Loop Quantum Gravity, Quantum Universe | |

Daniel Paraizo | Graduate Student | Physics | dep5397@psu.edu | -- | 114 Osmond | CFT, IGC | Physical Mathematics, Quantum Universe, Black Holes, Loop Quantum Gravity |

#### News about Loop Quantum Gravity

#### Loops '19 Conference

2019-06-15

Loops’19, the most recent conference in a long tradition of biannual international meetings focused on loop quantum gravity and background independent approaches to quantum gravity was held at Penn State From June 17 through 21st, 2021. The scientific program highlighted recent developments in quantum gravity research, structural and computational aspects of loop quantum gravity, applications to black hole physics and cosmology. The conference is preceded by the Loops’19 Summer School held at Bard College (NY) on June 09 – 16, 2019.

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#### The Big Bounce, Signs in the CMB?

2019-06-10

A Loop Quantum Gravity updateIs there evidence of a cosmic Big Bounce in the sky? Can dark energy be solved by quantum gravity? In our second report from the most recent Loop Quantum Gravity Conference, we interview many of the leading physicists in the field to get an update on experimental searches for signs of Loop Quantum Gravity and Cosmology. YouTube Video prepared by Monica and Phil Halper. Filmed during Loops19 Conference.

#### Black Holes, Dark Matter & Quantum Gravity, what’s new in Loop Quantum Gravity

2019-06-01

Are black holes related to dark matter? Do the observations of black holes by LIGO hint at a signature of quantum gravity ? Can we find evidence of black holes from a previous universe? In 2019 second place in the Buchalter Cosmology Prize was awarded to two of the speakers you will see in this film which explores some of the above themes. We filmed this at the Loop Quantum Gravity Conference in 2019 and plan to make a follow up film exploring the latest ideas in the field. Look out for the optical illusion around 8:12–8:25. YouTube Video prepared by Monica and Phil Halper. Filmed during Loops19 conference.