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Title: Cosmological Aspects of String Compactifications

Abstract

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.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
877223
Report Number(s):
SLAC-R-750
TRN: US200702%%241
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; STABILIZATION; ASTROPHYSICS; Astrophysics,GRQC, HEPTH

Citation Formats

McAllister, Liam Patrick, and /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC. Cosmological Aspects of String Compactifications. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/877223.
McAllister, Liam Patrick, & /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC. Cosmological Aspects of String Compactifications. United States. doi:10.2172/877223.
McAllister, Liam Patrick, and /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC. Fri . "Cosmological Aspects of String Compactifications". United States. doi:10.2172/877223. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/877223.
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title = {Cosmological Aspects of String Compactifications},
author = {McAllister, Liam Patrick and /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.2172/877223},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 10 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Mar 10 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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