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 modelbuilding. Modulistabilizing 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, weaklycoupled 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 volumestabilization on the inflaton mass in closelyrelated scenarios of string inflation.
 Authors:
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE
 OSTI Identifier:
 877223
 Report Number(s):
 SLACR750
TRN: US200702%%241
 DOE Contract Number:
 AC0276SF00515
 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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