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Title: Big bang and big crunch in matrix string theory

Following the holographic description of linear dilaton null cosmologies with a big bang in terms of matrix string theory put forward by Craps, Sethi, and Verlinde, we propose an extended background describing a universe including both big bang and big crunch singularities. This belongs to a class of exact string backgrounds and is perturbative in the string coupling far away from the singularities, both of which can be resolved using matrix string theory. We provide a simple theory capable of describing the complete evolution of this closed universe.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Centre for Research in String Theory, Department of Physics, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)
  2. (Switzerland)
  3. Department of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005 (India)
  4. Joseph Henry Laboratories, Princeton University, New Jersey 08544 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21020426
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.085014; (c) 2007 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; COUPLING; EVOLUTION; HOLOGRAPHY; MATRICES; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; SINGULARITY; STRING MODELS; UNIVERSE