Using cosmology to establish the quantization of gravity

Lawrence Krauss, Frank Wilczek

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Abstract

While many aspects of general relativity have been tested, and general principles of quantum dynamics demand its quantization, there is no direct evidence for that. It has been argued that development of detectors sensitive to individual gravitons is unlikely, and perhaps impossible. We argue here, however, that measurement of polarization of the cosmic microwave background due to a long wavelength stochastic background of gravitational waves from inflation in the early Universe would firmly establish the quantization of gravity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number047501
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume89
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2014

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Using cosmology to establish the quantization of gravity. / Krauss, Lawrence; Wilczek, Frank.

In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol. 89, No. 4, 047501, 20.02.2014.

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