Resolution of Cosmic Singularities and Bounces


Turok, N. (2013). Resolution of Cosmic Singularities and Bounces. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/13070008


Turok, Neil. Resolution of Cosmic Singularities and Bounces. Perimeter Institute, Jul. 09, 2013, https://pirsa.org/13070008


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            doi = {10.48660/13070008},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/13070008},
            author = {Turok, Neil},
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            language = {en},
            title = {Resolution of Cosmic Singularities and Bounces},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2013},
            month = {jul},
            note = {PIRSA:13070008 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Neil Turok University of Edinburgh


The AdS/CFT correspondence provides new insights and tools to answer previously inaccessible questions in quantum gravity. Among the most interesting is whether it is possible to describe a cosmological "bounce" in a mathematically complete and consistent way. In the talk, I'll discuss joint work with M. Smolkin, developing the dual description of the simplest possible 4d M-theory cosmology in the stringy regime, employing the full quantum dynamics of its dual CFT. I'll also present evidence that the description extends to the Einstein-gravity regime.