Topology from cosmology?
We show that cosmological observables can constrain the topology of the compact additional dimensions predicted by string theory. To do this, we develop a general strategy for relating cosmological observables to the microscopic parameters of the potentials and field-dependent kinetic terms of the multiple scalar fields that arise in the low-energy limit of string theory. We apply this formalism to the Large Volume Scenarios in Type IIB flux compactifications where analytical calculations are possible. Our methods generalize to other settings.
Journal of High Energy Physics
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Balasubramanian, Vijay; Berglund, Per; Jimenez, Raul; Simon, Joan; and Verde, Licia, "Topology from cosmology?" (2008). Journal of High Energy Physics. 84.
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