Type of Work

Article

Date

2012

Journal Title

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Journal ISSN

1742-6588

Journal Volume

360

DOI

10.1088/1742-6596/360/1/012030

Abstract

Starting from the polarized Gowdy model in Ashtekar variables, the Killing equations characteristic for plane-fronted parallel gravitational waves are introduced in part as a set of first-class constraints, in addition to the standard ones of General Relativity. These constraints are expressed in terms of quantities that have an operator equivalent in Loop Quantum Gravity, making plane wave space-times accessible to loop quantization techniques.

Notes

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Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 360, (2012): 012030. doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/360/1/012030

Hamilton Areas of Study

Physics