Cosmological Aspects of String Compactifications [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2006.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 230 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The organization of this work is as follows. In Chapters 2, 3, and 4 they discuss the dynamics of unfixed moduli in quantum field theory and in string theory, with emphasis on applications to cosmological model-building. Moduli-stabilizing effects are not included, because the goal is to understand the evolution of moduli whose potentials remain approximately flat. In Chapter 5 they develop a technique for stabilizing moduli in the heterotic string, and they construct the first stabilized, weakly-coupled heterotic vacua. In Chapter 6 they utilize advances in the stabilization of type IIB compactifications to build the first models of inflation in stabilized string vacua. Finally, in Chapter 7 they examine the effects of volume-stabilization on the inflaton mass in closely-related scenarios of string inflation.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:slac-r-750
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McAllister, Liam Patrick.
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