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Title: Stringy wave function for an S{sup 3} cosmology

Abstract

Using the recent observations of the relation between the Hartle-Hawking wave function and the topological string partition function, we propose a wave function for scalar metric fluctuations on S{sup 3} embedded in a Calabi-Yau manifold. This problem maps to a study of noncritical bosonic string propagating on a circle at the self-dual radius. This can be viewed as a stringy toy model for a quantum cosmology.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Jefferson Physical Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20782708
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.73.066009; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COSMOLOGY; FLUCTUATIONS; METRICS; PARTITION FUNCTIONS; QUANTUM GRAVITY; SCALARS; SMOOTH MANIFOLDS; STRING MODELS; TOPOLOGY; WAVE FUNCTIONS

Citation Formats

Gukov, Sergei, Saraikin, Kirill, and Vafa, Cumrun. Stringy wave function for an S{sup 3} cosmology. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.066009.
Gukov, Sergei, Saraikin, Kirill, & Vafa, Cumrun. Stringy wave function for an S{sup 3} cosmology. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.066009.
Gukov, Sergei, Saraikin, Kirill, and Vafa, Cumrun. Wed . "Stringy wave function for an S{sup 3} cosmology". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.066009.
@article{osti_20782708,
title = {Stringy wave function for an S{sup 3} cosmology},
author = {Gukov, Sergei and Saraikin, Kirill and Vafa, Cumrun},
abstractNote = {Using the recent observations of the relation between the Hartle-Hawking wave function and the topological string partition function, we propose a wave function for scalar metric fluctuations on S{sup 3} embedded in a Calabi-Yau manifold. This problem maps to a study of noncritical bosonic string propagating on a circle at the self-dual radius. This can be viewed as a stringy toy model for a quantum cosmology.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.066009},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 6,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}