Singularity resolution in loop quantum gravity: Emergence of non-Riemannian spacetimes

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It is a common expectation in quantum gravity that the fundamental nature of space-time would be radically different from the smooth continuum of classical general relativity. In this talk it shall be shown that a quantum modification from loop quantum gravity crucial for singularity resolution is also responsible for deforming the underlying space-time in a manner which cannot be realized using classical geometric structures. With the minimum requirement that the quantum theory satisfies a well-defined notion of covariance explicit midisuperspace models manifesting such non-Riemannian space-times shall be shown to exhibit the physical phenomenon of non-singular signature change. Robustness and implications of this effect shall also be briefly discussed.