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dc.contributor.supervisor Dasgupta, Arundhati
dc.contributor.author Dutta, Anindita
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-14T20:40:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-14T20:40:19Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4796
dc.description.abstract Quantum theory of gravity deals with the physics of the gravitational field at Planck length scale (10^(−35) m). Even though it is experimentally hard to reach the Planck length scale, one can look for evidence of quantum gravity that is detectable in astrophysics. In this thesis, we try to find effects of loop quantum gravity corrections on observable phenomena. We show that the quantum fluctuation strain for LIGO data would be 10^(−125) on the Earth. The correction is, however, substantial near the black hole horizon. We discuss the effect of this for scalar field propagation followed by vector and tensor fields. For the scalar field, the correction introduces a new asymmetry; for the vector field, we found a new perturbation solution and for the tensor field, we found the corrected Einstein equations which are yet to solve. These will affect phenomena like Hawking radiation, black hole entropy and gravitational waves. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.relation.replaces Yes
dc.subject black holes en_US
dc.subject canonical gravity en_US
dc.subject quantum gravity en_US
dc.subject scalar field en_US
dc.subject tensor field en_US
dc.subject vector field en_US
dc.title Quantum gravity effects in scalar, vector and tensor field propagation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0753 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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