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Quantum cosmology on Horava-Lifshitz theory of gravitation and other aspects of quantum gravity

Grant number: 11/12549-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2011
Effective date (End): October 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Alberto Vazquez Saa
Grantee:João Paulo Pitelli Manoel
Home Institution: Instituto de Matemática, Estatística e Computação Científica (IMECC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:07/55449-1 - Physics in curved spacetimes, AP.TEM


We will study some aspects of quantum cosmology on the theory of Horava-Lifshitz, for example the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universe filled with a perfect fluid. We will also study the influence that vacuum fluctuations have on the light cone, in a 2-dimensional model of gravitation with a dilaton field. (AU)