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Phys Rev Lett. 2011 Mar 11;106(10):101303. Epub 2011 Mar 11.

One-loop quantum gravity repulsion in the early Universe.

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Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Łódź, Pomorska 149/153, PL-92-002 Łódź, Poland. bobroda@uni.lodz.pl

Abstract

Perturbative quantum gravity formalism is applied to compute the lowest order corrections to the classical spatially flat cosmological Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker solution (for the radiation). The presented approach is analogous to the approach applied to compute quantum corrections to the Coulomb potential in electrodynamics, or rather to the approach applied to compute quantum corrections to the Schwarzschild solution in gravity. In the framework of the standard perturbative quantum gravity, it is shown that the corrections to the classical deceleration, coming from the one-loop graviton vacuum polarization (self-energy), have (UV cutoff free) opposite to the classical repulsive properties which are not negligible in the very early Universe. The repulsive "quantum forces" resemble those known from loop quantum cosmology.

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