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  1. Topics in brane cosmology

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    Rasanen, Syksy

    The thesis consists of three research papers and an introduction which provides background and also contains some new observations not included in the papers. In the thesis I consider certain questions in the new field of brane cosmology. The basic idea of brane cosmology is that the visible universe is a four- dimensional slice in higher-dimensional spacetime. I give a self-contained introduction to the field, starting from the Randall-Sundrum model and proceeding to the general case of brane gravity and cosmology in the case of one extra dimension. I emphasise the main result of studies of brane gravity: it is possible to obtain approximately four-dimensional gravity independent of the size of the extra dimension, in contrast to set-ups where the observers are not localised in the extra dimension. I proceed to examine a new and promising brave cosmology set-up, the ekpyrotic scenario, in detail. The ekpyrotic scenario aims to be a comprehensive model of the primordial universe and has been presented as an alternative to the prominent scenarios, inflation and pre-big bang. I give an overview of these three scenarios of the primordial universe. I then present the starting point of the ekpyrotic scenario and the construction of the four-dimensional effective theory. After briefly discussing the internal problems of the four-dimensional effective theory, I proceed to the far more serious problems of the four- dimensional construction itself. I conclude that the four-dimensional effective theory does not give a correct description even at a qualitative level. I then discuss some problems faced by the five-dimensional approach, and comment on the spin-off known as the “cyclic model of the universe”. I conclude that the ekpyrotic scenario is a welcome new idea but that most work done thus far is not solid. Careful analysis in the five-dimensional setting is needed to promote the scenario from an interesting concept to a working model with testable predictions.

  2. Dark D-brane cosmology

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    Koivisto, Tomi; Wills, Danielle; Zavala, Ivonne E-mail: d.e.wills@durham.ac.uk

    2014-06-01

    Disformally coupled cosmologies arise from Dirac-Born-Infeld actions in Type II string theories, when matter resides on a moving hidden sector D-brane. Since such matter interacts only very weakly with the standard model particles, this scenario can provide a natural origin for the dark sector of the universe with a clear geometrical interpretation: dark energy is identified with the scalar field associated to the D-brane's position as it moves in the internal space, acting as quintessence, while dark matter is identified with the matter living on the D-brane, which can be modelled by a perfect fluid. The coupling functions are determined by the (warped) extra-dimensional geometry, and are thus constrained by the theory. The resulting cosmologies are studied using both dynamical system analysis and numerics. From the dynamical system point of view, one free parameter controls the cosmological dynamics, given by the ratio of the warp factor and the potential energy scales. The disformal coupling allows for new scaling solutions that can describe accelerating cosmologies alleviating the coincidence problem of dark energy. In addition, this scenario may ameliorate the fine-tuning problem of dark energy, whose small value may be attained dynamically, without requiring the mass of the dark energy field to be unnaturally low.

  3. Shortcuts in cosmological branes

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    Abdalla, Elcio; Casali, Adenauer G.; Cuadros-Melgar, Bertha

    2004-02-01

    We consider a dynamical membrane world in a space-time with scalar bulk matter described by domain walls, as well as a dynamical membrane world in empty Anti de Sitter space-time. Using the solutions to Einstein equations and boundary conditions we investigate the possibility of having shortcuts for gravitons leaving the membrane and returning subsequently. In comparison with photons following a geodesic inside the brane we verify that shortcuts exist. For some Universes they are small, but sometimes are quite effective. In the case of matter branes, we argue that at times just before nucleosynthesis the effect is sufficiently large to provide corrections to the inflationary scenario, especially as concerning the horizon problem. This work has been supported by Fundca~o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Sa~o Paulo (FAPESP) and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Brazil.

  4. Bouncing Brane Cosmologies from Warped String Compactifications

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    Kachru, Shamit

    2002-08-08

    We study the cosmology induced on a brane probing a warped throat region in a Calabi-Yau compactification of type IIB string theory. For the case of a BPS D3-brane probing the Klebanov-Strassler warped deformed conifold, the cosmology described by a suitable brane observer is a bouncing, spatially flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universe with time-varying Newton's constant, which passes smoothly from a contracting to an expanding phase. In the Klebanov-Tseytlin approximation to the Klebanov-Strassler solution the cosmology would end with a big crunch singularity. In this sense, the warped deformed conifold provides a string theory resolution of a spacelike singularity in the brane cosmology. The four-dimensional effective action appropriate for a brane observer is a simple scalar-tensor theory of gravity. In this description of the physics, a bounce is possible because the relevant energy-momentum tensor can classically violate the null energy condition.

  5. D-branes in Cosmological Backgrounds

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    Hikida, Yasuaki

    2005-12-01

    We investigate D-branes in cosmological models. In particuler, we examine Misner space, which can be constructed as a Lorentzian orbifold. This space includes big crunch/big bang singularity and closed time-like curves. We compute annulas amplitudes for open strings on D0-brane and D1-brane and find imaginary part of the amplitudes. The imaginary parts are interpreted as the rate of open string pair creation on D0-brane and as the emission rate of closed strings from D1-brane. We also compute 2-->2 scattering amplitude of open strings and examine its divergence structure.

  6. Brane-world cosmology with black strings

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    Gergely, László Á.

    2006-07-01

    We consider the simplest scenario when black strings/cigars penetrate the cosmological brane. As a result, the brane has a Swiss-cheese structure, with Schwarzschild black holes immersed in a Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker brane. There is no dark radiation in the model, the cosmological regions of the brane are characterized by a cosmological constant Λ and flat spatial sections. Regardless of the value of Λ, these brane-world universes forever expand and forever decelerate. The totality of source terms in the modified Einstein equation sum up to a dust, establishing a formal equivalence with the general relativistic Einstein-Straus model. However in this brane-world scenario with black strings the evolution of the cosmological fluid strongly depends on Λ. For Λ≤0 it has positive energy density ρ and negative pressure p and at late times it behaves as in the Einstein-Straus model. For (not too high) positive values of Λ the cosmological evolution begins with positive ρ and negative p, but this is followed by an epoch with both ρ and p positive. Eventually, ρ becomes negative, while p stays positive. A similar evolution is present for high positive values of Λ, however in this case the evolution ends in a pressure singularity, accompanied by a regular behavior of the cosmic acceleration. This is a novel type of singularity appearing in brane-worlds.

  7. Cosmological evolution of a D-brane

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    Li Huiquan

    2011-03-15

    We study the cosmological evolution of a single BPS D-brane coupled to gravity in the absence of potential. When such a D-brane moves in the bulk with nonvanishing velocity, it tends to slow down to zero velocity via mechanisms like gravitational wave leakage to the bulk, losing its kinetic energy to fuel the expansion of the Universe on the D-brane. If the initial velocity of the D-brane is high enough, the Universe on the D-brane undergoes a dustlike stage at early times and an acceleration stage at late times, realizing the original Chaplygin gas model. When the D-brane velocity is initially zero, the D-brane will always remain fixed at some position in the bulk, with the brane tension over the Plank mass squared as a cosmological constant. It is further shown that this kind of fixed brane universe can arise as defects from tachyon inflation on a non-Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfeld D-brane with one dimension higher.

  8. Brane f(R) gravity cosmologies

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    Balcerzak, Adam; DaPbrowski, Mariusz P.

    2010-06-15

    By the application of the generalized Israel junction conditions we derive cosmological equations for the fourth-order f(R) brane gravity and study their cosmological solutions. We show that there exists a nonstatic solution which describes a four-dimensional de Sitter (dS{sub 4}) brane embedded in a five-dimensional anti-de Sitter (AdS{sub 5}) bulk for a vanishing Weyl tensor contribution. On the other hand, for the case of a nonvanishing Weyl tensor contribution, there exists a static brane solution only. We claim that in order to get some more general nonstatic f(R) brane configurations, one needs to admit a dynamical matter energy-momentum tensor in the bulk rather than just a bulk cosmological constant.

  9. Brane-World Cosmology and Varying G

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    Amarilla, Leonardo; Vucetich, Héctor

    We consider a brane-world cosmological model coupled to a bulk scalar field. Since the brane tension turns out to be proportional to Newton's coupling G, in such a model a time variation of G naturally occurs. By resorting to available bounds on the variation of G, the parameters of the model are constrained. The constraints coming from nucleosynthesis and CMB result to be the severest ones.

  10. Mirage cosmology with an unstable probe D3-brane

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    Jeong, Dong Hyeok; Kim, Jin Young

    2005-10-15

    We consider the mirage cosmology by an unstable probe brane whose action is represented by Dirac-Born-Infeld action with tachyon. We study how the presence of tachyon affects the evolution of the brane inflation. At the early stage of the brane inflation, the tachyon kinetic term can play an important role in curing the superluminal expansion in mirage cosmology.

  11. Cosmological constant, near brane behavior and singularities

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    Gautason, Fridrik Freyr; Junghans, Daniel; Zagermann, Marco

    2013-09-01

    We show that the classical cosmological constant in type II flux compactifications can be written as a sum of terms from the action of localized sources plus a specific contribution from non-trivial background fluxes. Exploiting two global scaling symmetries of the classical supergravity action, we find that the flux contribution can in many interesting cases be set to zero such that the cosmological constant is fully determined by the boundary conditions of the fields in the near-source region. This generalizes and makes more explicit previous arguments in the literature. We then discuss the problem of putting -branes at the tip of the Klebanov-Strassler throat glued to a compact space in type IIB string theory so as to engineer a de Sitter solution. Our result for the cosmological constant and a simple global argument indicate that inserting a fully localized and backreacting -brane into such a background yields a singular energy density for the NSNS and RR 3-form field strengths at the -brane. This argument does not rely on partial smearing of the -brane or a linearization of field equations, but on a few general assumptions that we also discuss carefully.

  12. Cosmology from quantum potential in brane-anti-brane system

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    Sepehri, Alireza

    2015-09-01

    Recently, some authors removed the big-bang singularity and predicted an infinite age of our universe. In this paper, we show that the same result can be obtained in string theory and M-theory; however, the shape of universe changes in different epochs. In our mechanism, first, N fundamental string decay to N D0-anti-D0-brane. Then, D0-branes join each other, grow and form a six-dimensional brane-antibrane system. This system is unstable, broken and at present the form of four-dimensional universes, one anti-universe in addition to one wormhole are produced. Thus, there isn't any big-bang in cosmology and the universe is a fundamental string at the beginning. Also, the total age of universe contains two parts, one is related to initial age and the other corresponds to the present age of universe (ttot =tinitial +tpresent). On the other hand, the initial age of universe includes two parts, the age of fundamental string and the time of transition (tinitial =ttransition +tf-string). We observe that only in the case of (tf-string → ∞), the scale factor of universe is zero and as a result, the total age of universe is infinity.

  13. Brane Inflation, Solitons and Cosmological Solutions: I

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    Chen, P.

    2005-01-25

    In this paper we study various cosmological solutions for a D3/D7 system directly from M-theory with fluxes and M2-branes. In M-theory, these solutions exist only if we incorporate higher derivative corrections from the curvatures as well as G-fluxes. We take these corrections into account and study a number of toy cosmologies, including one with a novel background for the D3/D7 system whose supergravity solution can be completely determined. Our new background preserves all the good properties of the original model and opens up avenues to investigate cosmological effects from wrapped branes and brane-antibrane annihilation, to name a few. We also discuss in some detail semilocal defects with higher global symmetries, for example exceptional ones, that occur in a slightly different regime of our D3/D7 model. We show that the D3/D7 system does have the required ingredients to realize these configurations as non-topological solitons of the theory. These constructions also allow us to give a physical meaning to the existence of certain underlying homogeneous quaternionic Kahler manifolds.

  14. Teleparallel loop quantum cosmology in a system of intersecting branes

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Pradhan, Anirudh; Beesham, Aroonkumar; de Haro, Jaume

    2016-09-01

    Recently, some authors have removed the big bang singularity in teleparallel Loop Quantum Cosmology (LQC) and have shown that the universe may undergo a number of oscillations. We investigate the origin of this type of teleparallel theory in a system of intersecting branes in M-theory in which the angle between them changes with time. This system is constructed by two intersecting anti-D8-branes, one compacted D4-brane and a D3-brane. These branes are built by joining M0-branes which develop in decaying fundamental strings. The compacted D4-brane is located between two intersecting anti-D8 branes and glues to one of them. Our universe is located on the D3 brane which wraps around the D4 brane from one end and sticks to one of the anti-D8 branes from the other one. In this system, there are three types of fields, corresponding to compacted D4 branes, intersecting branes and D3-branes. These fields interact with each other and make the angle between branes oscillate. By decreasing this angle, the intersecting anti-D8 branes approach each other, the D4 brane rolls, the D3 brane wraps around the D4 brane, and the universe contracts. By separating the intersecting branes and increasing the angle, the D4 brane rolls in the opposite direction, the D3 brane separates from it and the expansion branch begins. Also, the interaction between branes in this system gives us the exact form of the relevant Lagrangian for teleparallel LQC.

  15. Spherically symmetric thick branes cosmological evolution

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    Bernardini, A. E.; Cavalcanti, R. T.; da Rocha, Roldão

    2015-01-01

    Spherically symmetric time-dependent solutions for the 5D system of a scalar field canonically coupled to gravity are obtained and identified as an extension of recent results obtained by Ahmed et al. (JHEP 1404:061. arXiv:1312.3576 [hep-th], 2014). The corresponding cosmology of models with regularized branes generated by such a 5D scalar field scenario is also investigated. It has been shown that the anisotropic evolution of the warp factor and consequently the Hubble like parameter are both driven by the radial coordinate on the brane, which leads to an emergent thick brane-world scenario with spherically symmetric time dependent warp factor. Meanwhile, the separability of variables depending on fifth dimension, , which is exhibited by the equations of motion, allows one to recover the extra dimensional profiles obtained in Ahmed et al. (2014), namely the extra dimensional part of the scale (warp) factor and the scalar field dependence on . Therefore, our results are mainly concerned with the time dependence of a spherically symmetric warp factor. Besides evincing possibilities for obtaining asymmetric stable brane-world scenarios, the extra dimensional profiles here obtained can also be reduced to those ones investigated in Ahmed et al. (2014).

  16. Cosmological perturbations on the phantom brane

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    Bag, Satadru; Viznyuk, Alexander; Shtanov, Yuri; Sahni, Varun

    2016-07-01

    We obtain a closed system of equations for scalar perturbations in a multi-component braneworld. Our braneworld possesses a phantom-like equation of state at late times, weff < -1, but no big-rip future singularity. In addition to matter and radiation, the braneworld possesses a new effective degree of freedom—the `Weyl fluid' or `dark radiation'. Setting initial conditions on super-Hubble spatial scales at the epoch of radiation domination, we evolve perturbations of radiation, pressureless matter and the Weyl fluid until the present epoch. We observe a gradual decrease in the amplitude of the Weyl-fluid perturbations after Hubble-radius crossing, which results in a negligible effect of the Weyl fluid on the evolution of matter perturbations on spatial scales relevant for structure formation. Consequently, the quasi-static approximation of Koyama and Maartens provides a good fit to the exact results during the matter-dominated epoch. We find that the late-time growth of density perturbations on the brane proceeds at a faster rate than in ΛCDM. Additionally, the gravitational potentials Φ and Ψ evolve differently on the brane than in ΛCDM, for which Φ = Ψ. On the brane, by contrast, the ratio Φ/Ψ exceeds unity during the late matter-dominated epoch (z lesssim 50). These features emerge as smoking gun tests of phantom brane cosmology and allow predictions of this scenario to be tested against observations of galaxy clustering and large-scale structure.

  17. Induced cosmological constant and other features of asymmetric brane embedding

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    Shtanov, Yuri; Sahni, Varun; Shafieloo, Arman; Toporensky, Alexey E-mail: varun@iucaa.ernet.in E-mail: lesha@xray.sai.msu.ru

    2009-04-15

    We investigate the cosmological properties of an 'induced gravity' brane scenario in the absence of mirror symmetry with respect to the brane. We find that brane evolution can proceed along one of four distinct branches. By contrast, when mirror symmetry is imposed, only two branches exist, one of which represents the self-accelerating brane, while the other is the so-called normal branch. This model incorporates many of the well-known possibilities of brane cosmology including phantom acceleration (w < -1), self-acceleration, transient acceleration, quiescent singularities, and cosmic mimicry. Significantly, the absence of mirror symmetry also provides an interesting way of inducing a sufficiently small cosmological constant on the brane. A small (positive) {Lambda}-term in this case is induced by a small asymmetry in the values of bulk fundamental constants on the two sides of the brane.

  18. Cosmological perturbations across an S-brane

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    Brandenberger, Robert H.; Kounnas, Costas; Partouche, Hervé; Patil, Subodh P.; Toumbas, Nicolaos E-mail: kounnas@lpt.ens.fr E-mail: subodh.patil@cern.ch

    2014-03-01

    Space-filling S-branes can mediate a transition between a contracting and an expanding universe in the Einstein frame. Following up on previous work that uncovered such bouncing solutions in the context of weakly coupled thermal configurations of a certain class of type II superstrings, we set up here the formalism in which we can study the evolution of metric fluctuations across such an S-brane. Our work shows that the specific nature of the S-brane, which is sourced by non-trivial massless thermal string states and appears when the universe reaches a maximal critical temperature, allows for a scale invariant spectrum of curvature fluctuations to manifest at late times via a stringy realization of the matter bounce scenario. The finite energy density at the transition from contraction to expansion provides calculational control over the propagation of the curvature perturbations through the bounce, furnishing a working proof of concept that such a stringy universe can result in viable late time cosmology.

  19. Brane-inspired models in gravitation and cosmology

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    Gal'tsov, Dmitri

    We discuss some recent development in gravitation and cosmology related to the concept of branes. These lectures include: a brief review of braneworld scenarios with an emphasis on the black hole problem, soliton and black hole solutions of the gravitating non-Abelian Born-Infeld (NBI) model, NBI homogeneous and isotropic cosmology, brane NBI cosmology, the issue of Yang-Mills chaos in the context of the NBI dynamics.

  20. Cosmography of f(R)-brane cosmology

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    Bouhmadi-Lopez, Mariam; Capozziello, Salvatore; Cardone, Vincenzo F.

    2010-11-15

    Cosmography is a useful tool to constrain cosmological models, in particular, dark energy models. In the case of modified theories of gravity, where the equations of motion are generally quite complicated, cosmography can contribute to select realistic models without imposing arbitrary choices a priori. Indeed, its reliability is based on the assumptions that the universe is homogeneous and isotropic on large scale and luminosity distance can be ''tracked'' by the derivative series of the scale factor a(t). We apply this approach to induced gravity brane-world models where an f(R) term is present in the brane effective action. The virtue of the model is to self-accelerate the normal and healthy Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati branch once the f(R) term deviates from the Hilbert-Einstein action. We show that the model, coming from a fundamental theory, is consistent with the {Lambda}CDM scenario at low redshift. We finally estimate the cosmographic parameters fitting the Union2 Type Ia Supernovae data set and the distance priors from baryon acoustic oscillations and then provide constraints on the present day values of f(R) and its second and third derivatives.

  1. Cosmological and spherically symmetric solutions with intersecting p-branes

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    Ivashchuk, V. D.; Melnikov, V. N.

    1999-12-01

    Multidimensional model describing the cosmological evolution and/or spherically symmetric configuration with n+1 Einstein spaces in the theory with several scalar fields and forms is considered. When electro-magnetic composite p-brane ansatz is adopted, n ``internal'' spaces are Ricci-flat, one space M0 has a nonzero curvature, and all p-branes do not ``live'' in M0, a class of exact solutions is obtained if certain block-orthogonality relations on p-brane vectors are imposed. A subclass of spherically symmetric solutions (containing nonextremal p-brane black holes) is considered. Post-Newtonian parameters are calculated.

  2. Classical and quantum aspects of brane-world cosmology

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    Cordero, Ruben; Rojas, Efrain

    2011-10-14

    We give a brief overview of several models in brane-world cosmology. In particular, we focus on the asymmetric DGP and Regge-Teiltelboim models. We present the associated equations of motion governing the dynamics of the brane and their corresponding Friedmann-like equations. In order to develop the quantum Regge-Teiltelboim type cosmology we construct its Ostrogradski Hamiltonian formalism which naturally leads to the corresponding Wheeler-DeWitt equation. In addition, we comment on possible generalizations for these models including second order derivative geometrical terms.

  3. The Singularity Problem in Brane Cosmology

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    Antoniadis, Ignatios; Cotsakis, Spiros

    2017-02-01

    We review results about the development and asymptotic nature of singularities in `brane-bulk' systems. These arise for warped metrics obeying the 5-dimensional Einstein equations with fluid-like sources, and including a brane 4-metric that is either Minkowski or de Sitter or Anti-de Sitter. We characterize all singular Minkowski brane solutions, and look for regular solutions with nonzero curvature. We briefly comment on matching solutions, energy conditions and finite Planck mass criteria for admissibility, and we briefly discuss the connection of these results to ambient theory.

  4. Holographic cosmology from a system of M2-M5 branes

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Faizal, Mir; Setare, Mohammad Reza; Ali, Ahmed Farag

    2016-05-01

    In this paper, we analyze the holographic cosmology using a M2-M5 brane configuration. In this configuration, a M2-brane will be placed in between a M5-brane and an anti-M5-brane. The M2-brane will act as a channel for energy to flow from an anti-M5-brane to a M5-brane, and this will increase the degrees of freedom on the M5-brane causing inflation. The inflation will end when the M5-brane and anti-M5-brane get separated. However, at a later stage the distance between the M5-brane and the anti-M5-bran can reduce and this will cause the formation of tachyonic states. These tachyonic states will again open a bridge between the M5-branes and the anti-M5-branes, which will cause further acceleration of the universe.

  5. Holographic cosmology from a system of M2–M5 branes

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Faizal, Mir; Setare, Mohammad Reza; Ali, Ahmed Farag

    2016-05-15

    In this paper, we analyze the holographic cosmology using a M2–M5 brane configuration. In this configuration, a M2-brane will be placed in between a M5-brane and an anti-M5-brane. The M2-brane will act as a channel for energy to flow from an anti-M5-brane to a M5-brane, and this will increase the degrees of freedom on the M5-brane causing inflation. The inflation will end when the M5-brane and anti-M5-brane get separated. However, at a later stage the distance between the M5-brane and the anti-M5-bran can reduce and this will cause the formation of tachyonic states. These tachyonic states will again open a bridge between the M5-branes and the anti-M5-branes, which will cause further acceleration of the universe.

  6. Abundance of Asymmetric Dark Matter in Brane World Cosmology

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    Abdusattar, Haximjan; Iminniyaz, Hoernisa

    2016-09-01

    Relic abundance of asymmetric Dark Matter particles in brane world cosmological scenario is investigated in this article. Hubble expansion rate is enhanced in brane world cosmology and it affects the relic abundance of asymmetric Dark Matter particles. We analyze how the relic abundance of asymmetric Dark Matter is changed in this model. We show that in such kind of nonstandard cosmological scenario, indirect detection of asymmetric Dark Matter is possible if the cross section is small enough which let the anti-particle abundance kept in the same amount with the particle. We show the indirect detection signal constraints can be used to such model only when the cross section and the 5-dimensional Planck mass scale are in appropriate values. Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 11365022

  7. Brane induced gravity, its ghost and the cosmological constant problem

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    Hassan, S.F.; Strauss, Mikael von; Hofmann, Stefan E-mail: stefan.hofmann@physik.lmu.de

    2011-01-01

    ''Brane Induced Gravity'' is regarded as a promising framework for addressing the cosmological constant problem, but it also suffers from a ghost instability for parameter values that make it phenomenologically viable. We carry out a detailed analysis of codimension > 2 models employing gauge invariant variables in a flat background approximation. It is argued that using instead a curved background sourced by the brane would not resolve the ghost issue, unless a very specific condition is satisfied (if satisfiable at all). As for other properties of the model, from an explicit analysis of the 4-dimensional graviton propagator we extract a mass, a decay width and a momentum dependent modification of the gravitational coupling for the spin 2 mode. In the flat space approximation, the mass of the problematic spin 0 ghost is instrumental in filtering out a brane cosmological constant. The mass replaces a background curvature that would have had the same function. The optical theorem is used to demonstrate the suppression of graviton leakage into the uncompactified bulk. Then, we derive the 4-dimensional effective action for gravity and show that general covariance is spontaneously broken by the bulk-brane setup. This provides a natural realization of the gravitational Higgs mechanism. We also show that the addition of extrinsic curvature dependent terms has no bearing on linearized brane gravity.

  8. Cosmology of a brane radiating gravitons into the extra dimension.

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    Langlois, David; Sorbo, Lorenzo; Rodríguez-Martínez, María

    2002-10-21

    We study in a self-consistent way the impact of the emission of bulk gravitons on the (homogeneous) cosmology of a three-brane embedded in a five-dimensional spacetime. In the low energy regime, we recover the well known result that the bulk affects the Friedmann equation only via a radiationlike term C/a(4), called dark or Weyl radiation. In the high energy regime, we find that the Weyl parameter C is no longer constant but grows rapidly. Consequently, C today is determined by the past history of the brane universe and depends on the number of relativistic degrees of freedom at the high/low energy transition.

  9. Zeta functions in brane world cosmology

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    Flachi, Antonino; Knapman, Alan; Naylor, Wade; Sasaki, Misao

    2004-12-01

    We present a calculation of the zeta function and of the functional determinant for a Laplace-type differential operator, corresponding to a scalar field in a higher-dimensional deSitter brane background, which consists of a higher-dimensional anti deSitter bulk spacetime bounded by a deSitter section, representing a brane. Contrary to the existing examples, which all make use of conformal transformations, we evaluate the zeta function working directly with the higher-dimensional wave operator. We also consider a generic mass term and coupling to curvature, generalizing previous results. The massless, conformally coupled case is obtained as a limit of the general result and compared with known calculations. In the limit of large anti deSitter radius, the zeta determinant for the ball is recovered in perfect agreement with known expressions, providing an interesting check of our result and an alternative way of obtaining the ball determinant.

  10. Cosmological dynamics of brane f(R) gravity

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    Haghani, Zahra; Sepangi, Hamid Reza; Shahidi, Shahab E-mail: hr-sepangi@sbu.ac.ir

    2012-02-01

    The cosmological dynamics of a brane world scenario where the bulk action is taken as a generic function of the Ricci scalar is considered in a framework where the use of the Z{sub 2} symmetry and Israel junction conditions are relaxed. The corresponding cosmological solutions for some specific forms of f(R) are obtained and shown to be in the form of exponential as well as power law for a vacuum brane space-time. It is shown that the existence of matter dominated epoch for a bulk action in the form of a power law for R can only be obtained in the presence of ordinary matter. Using phase space analysis, we show that the universe must start from an unstable matter dominated epoch and eventually falls into a stable accelerated expanding phase.

  11. Sp-branes: integrable multidimensional cosmologies

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    Baukh, V.; Zhuk, A.

    2006-10-01

    We investigate time-dependent solutions (Sp-brane solutions) for product manifolds consisting of factor spaces where only one of them is of a non-Ricci-flat type. Our model contains a minimally coupled free scalar field and form field (flux) as matter sources. We discuss the possibility of generating late-time acceleration of the Universe. For these models, we investigate the variation with time of the effective four-dimensional fundamental 'constants'. We show that experimental bounds for the fundamental constant variations apply strong restrictions to the considered models.

  12. Surface Casimir densities and induced cosmological constant on parallel branes in AdS spacetime

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    Saharian, Aram A.

    2004-09-01

    Vacuum expectation value of the surface energy-momentum tensor is evaluated for a massive scalar field with general curvature coupling parameter subject to Robin boundary conditions on two parallel branes located on (D+1)-dimensional anti-de Sitter bulk. The general case of different Robin coefficients on separate branes is considered. As a regularization procedure the generalized zeta function technique is used, in combination with contour integral representations. The surface energies on the branes are presented in the form of the sums of single brane and second brane-induced parts. For the geometry of a single brane both regions, on the left (L-region) and on the right (R-region), of the brane are considered. The surface densities for separate L- and R-regions contain pole and finite contributions. For an infinitely thin brane taking these regions together, in odd spatial dimensions the pole parts cancel and the total surface energy is finite. The parts in the surface densities generated by the presence of the second brane are finite for all nonzero values of the interbrane separation. It is shown that for large distances between the branes the induced surface densities give rise to an exponentially suppressed cosmological constant on the brane. In the Randall-Sundrum braneworld model, for the interbrane distances solving the hierarchy problem between the gravitational and electroweak mass scales, the cosmological constant generated on the visible brane is of the right order of magnitude with the value suggested by the cosmological observations.

  13. Constraining the cosmology of the phantom brane using distance measures

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    Alam, Ujjaini; Bag, Satadru; Sahni, Varun

    2017-01-01

    The phantom brane has several important distinctive features: (i) Its equation of state is phantomlike, but there is no future "big rip" singularity, and (ii) the effective cosmological constant on the brane is dynamically screened, because of which the expansion rate is smaller than that in Λ CDM at high redshifts. In this paper, we constrain the Phantom braneworld using distance measures such as type-Ia supernovae (SNeIa), baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO), and the compressed cosmic microwave background (CMB) data. We find that the simplest braneworld models provide a good fit to the data. For instance, BAO +SNeIa data can be accommodated by the braneworld for a large region in parameter space 0 ≤Ωℓ≲0.3 at 1 σ . The Hubble parameter can be as high as H0≲78 km s-1 Mpc-1 , and the effective equation of state at present can show phantomlike behavior with w0≲-1.2 at 1 σ . We note a correlation between H0 and w0, with higher values of H0 leading to a lower, and more phantomlike, value of w0. Inclusion of CMB data provides tighter constraints Ωℓ≲0.1 . (Here Ωℓ encodes the ratio of the five- and four-dimensional Planck mass.) The Hubble parameter in this case is more tightly constrained to H0≲71 km s-1 Mpc-1 , and the effective equation of state to w0≲-1.1 . Interestingly, we find that the Universe is allowed to be closed or open, with -0.5 ≲Ωκ≲0.5 , even on including the compressed CMB data. There appears to be some tension in the low and high-z BAO data which may either be resolved by future data, or act as a pointer to interesting new cosmology.

  14. Cosmology from quantum potential in a system of oscillating branes

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    Sepehri, Alireza

    2016-11-01

    Recently, some authors proposed a new mechanism which gets rid of the Big Bang singularity and shows that the age of the universe is infinite. In this paper, we will confirm their results and predict that the universe may expand and contract many N fundamental strings decay to N M0-anti-M0-branes. Then, M0-branes join each other and build a M8-anti-M8 system. This system is unstable, broken and two anti-M4-branes, a compactified M4-brane, a M3-brane in addition to one M0-brane are produced. The M3-brane wraps around the compactified M4-brane and both of them oscillate between two anti-M4-branes. Our universe is located on the M3-brane and interacts with other branes by exchanging the M0-brane and some scalars in transverse directions. By wrapping of M3-brane, the contraction epoch of universe starts and some higher order of derivatives of scalar fields in the relevant action of branes are produced which are responsible for generating the generalized uncertainty principle (GUP). By oscillating the compactified M4-M3-brane and approaching one of anti-M4-branes, one end of M3-brane glues to the anti-M4-brane and other end remains sticking and wrapping around M4-brane. Then, by getting away of the M4-M3 system, M4 rolls, wrapped M3 opens and expansion epoch of universe begins. By closing the M4 to anti-M4, the mass of some scalars become negative and they make a transition to tachyonic phase. To remove these states, M4 rebounds, rolls and M3 wraps around it again. At this stage, expansion branch ends and universe enters a contraction epoch again. This process is repeated many times and universe expands and contracts due to oscillation of branes. We obtain the scale factor of universe in this system and find that its values only at t →-∞ shrinks to zero. Thus, in our method, the Big Bang is replaced by the fundamental string and the age of universe is predicted to be infinite. Also, when tachyonic states disappear at the beginning of expansion branch, some extra

  15. Cosmological constraints on parameters of one-brane models with extra dimension

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    Iofa, Mikhail Z.

    2009-11-01

    We study some aspects of cosmologies in 5D models with one infinite extra dimension. Matter is confined to the brane, gravity extends to the bulk. Models with positive and negative tension of the brane are considered. Cosmological evolution of the 4D world is described by warped solutions of the generalized Friedmann equation. Cosmological solutions on the brane are obtained with the input of the present-time observational cosmological parameters. We estimate the age of the Universe and abundance of {sup 4}He produced in primordial nucleosynthesis in different models. Using these estimates we find constraints on dimensionless combinations of the 5D gravitational scale, scale of the warp factor and coupling at the 4D curvature term in the action.

  16. Kaluza-Klein gravitons are negative energy dust in brane cosmology

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    Minamitsuji, Masato; Sasaki, Misao; Langlois, David

    2005-04-15

    We discuss the effect of Kaluza-Klein (KK) modes of bulk metric perturbations on the second Randall-Sundrum (RS II) type brane cosmology, taking the possible backreaction in the bulk and on the brane into account. KK gravitons may be produced via quantum fluctuations during a de Sitter (dS) inflating phase of our brane universe. In an effective 4-dimensional theory in which one integrates out the extra-dimensional dependence in the action, KK gravitons are equivalent to massive gravitons on the brane with masses m>3H/2, where H represents the expansion rate of a dS brane. Thus production of even a tiny amount of KK gravitons may eventually have a significant impact on the late-time brane cosmology. As a first step to quantify the effect of KK gravitons on the brane, we calculate the effective energy density and pressure for a single KK mode. Surprisingly, we find that a KK mode behaves as cosmic dust with a negative energy density on the brane. We note that the bulk energy density of a KK mode is positive definite and there occurs no singular phenomenon in the bulk.

  17. Single-brane cosmological solutions with a stable compact extra dimension

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    Kanti, Panagiota; Kogan, Ian I.; Olive, Keith A.; Pospelov, Maxim

    2000-05-15

    We consider 5-dimensional cosmological solutions of a single brane. The correct cosmology on the brane, i.e., governed by the standard 4-dimensional Friedmann equation, and stable compactification of the extra dimension is guaranteed by the existence of a nonvanishing T{sub 5}{sup 5} which is proportional to the 4-dimensional trace of the energy-momentum tensor. We show that this component of the energy-momentum tensor arises from the back reaction of the dilaton coupling to the brane. The same positive features are exhibited in solutions found in the presence of nonvanishing cosmological constants both on the brane ({lambda}{sub br}) and in the bulk ({lambda}{sub B}). Moreover, the restoration of the Friedmann equation, with the correct sign, takes place for both signs of {lambda}{sub B} so long as the sign of {lambda}{sub br} is opposite {lambda}{sub B} in order to cancel the energy densities of the two cosmological constants. We further extend our single-brane thin-wall solution to allow a brane with finite thickness. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

  18. Brane realization of q-theory and the cosmological constant problem

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    Klinkhamer, F. R.; Volovik, G. E.

    2016-05-01

    We discuss the cosmological constant problem using the properties of a freely suspended two-dimensional condensed-matter film, i.e., an explicit realization of a 2D brane. The large contributions of vacuum fluctuations to the surface tension of this film are cancelled in equilibrium by the thermodynamic potential arising from the conservation law for particle number. In short, the surface tension of the film vanishes in equilibrium due to a thermodynamic identity. This 2D brane can be generalized to a 4D brane with gravity. For the 4D brane, the analogue of the 2D surface tension is the 4D cosmological constant, which is also nullified in full equilibrium. The 4D brane theory provides an alternative description of the phenomenological q-theory of the quantum vacuum. As for other realizations of the vacuum variable q, such as the 4-form field-strength realization, the main ingredient is the conservation law for the variable q, which makes the vacuum a self-sustained system. For a vacuum within this class, the nullification of the cosmological constant takes place automatically in equilibrium. Out of equilibrium, the cosmological constant can be as large as suggested by naive estimates based on the summation of zero-point energies. In this brane description, q-theory also corresponds to a generalization of unimodular gravity.

  19. Dynamics of scalar-tensor cosmology from a Randall-Sundrum two-brane model

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    Jaerv, Laur; Kuusk, Piret; Saal, Margus

    2007-01-15

    We consider a Randall-Sundrum two-brane cosmological model in the low energy gradient expansion approximation by Kanno and Soda. It is a scalar-tensor theory with a specific coupling function and a specific potential. Upon introducing the Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-WalkerFLRW metric and perfect fluid matter on both branes in the Jordan frame, the effective dynamical equation for the A-brane (our Universe) scale factor decouples from the scalar field and B-brane matter leaving only a nonvanishing integration constant (the dark radiation term). We find exact solutions for the A-brane scale factor for four types of matter: cosmological constant, radiation, dust, and cosmological constant plus radiation. We perform a complementary analysis of the dynamics of the scalar field (radion) using phase space methods and examine convergence towards the limit of general relativity. In particular, we find that radion stabilizes at a certain finite value for suitable negative matter densities on the B-brane. Observational constraints from solar system experiments (PPN) and primordial nucleosynthesis (BBN) are also briefly discussed.

  20. Anisotropic SD2 brane: accelerating cosmology and Kasner-like space-time from compactification

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    Nayek, Kuntal; Roy, Shibaji

    2017-07-01

    Starting from an anisotropic (in all directions including the time direction of the brane) non-SUSY D2 brane solution of type IIA string theory we construct an anisotropic space-like D2 brane (or SD2 brane, for short) solution by the standard trick of a double Wick rotation. This solution is characterized by five independent parameters. We show that compactification on six-dimensional hyperbolic space (H_6) of a time-dependent volume of this SD2 brane solution leads to accelerating cosmologies (for some time t˜ t_0, with t_0 some characteristic time) where both the expansions and the accelerations are different in three spatial directions of the resultant four-dimensional universe. On the other hand at early times (t ≪ t_0) this four-dimensional space, in certain situations, leads to four-dimensional Kasner-like cosmology, with two additional scalars, namely, the dilaton and a volume scalar of H_6. Unlike in the standard four-dimensional Kasner cosmology here all three Kasner exponents could be positive definite, leading to expansions in all three directions.

  1. Avoiding cosmological oscillating behavior for S-brane solutions with diagonal metrics

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    Ivashchuk, V.D.; Melnikov, V.N.; Singleton, D.

    2005-11-15

    In certain string inspired higher dimensional cosmological models it has been conjectured that there is generic, chaotic oscillating behavior near the initial singularity - the Kasner parameters which characterize the asymptotic form of the metric jump between different, locally constant values and exhibit a never-ending oscillation as one approaches the singularity. In this paper we investigate a class of cosmological solutions with form fields and diagonal metrics which have a maximal number of composite electric S branes. We look at two explicit examples in D=4 and D=5 dimensions that do not have chaotic oscillating behavior near the singularity. When the composite branes are replaced by noncomposite branes chaotic oscillating behavior again occurs.

  2. Crossing the cosmological constant line in a dilatonic brane-world model with and without curvature corrections

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    Bouhmadi-Lopez, Mariam; Ferrera, Antonio E-mail: a.ferrera.pardo@gmail.com

    2008-10-15

    We construct a new brane-world model composed of a bulk with a dilatonic field, plus a brane with brane tension coupled to the dilaton, cold dark matter and an induced gravity term. It is possible to show that, depending on the nature of the coupling between the brane tension and the dilaton, this model can describe the late time acceleration of the brane expansion (for the normal branch) as it moves within the bulk. The acceleration is produced together with a mimicry of the crossing of the cosmological constant line (w = -1) on the brane, although this crossing of the phantom divide is obtained without invoking any phantom matter either on the brane or in the bulk. The role of dark energy is played by the brane tension, which reaches a maximum positive value along the cosmological expansion of the brane. It is precisely at that maximum that the crossing of the phantom divide takes place. We also show that these results remain valid when the induced gravity term on the brane is switched off.

  3. Brane charges and Chern Simons invariants of hyperbolic spaces, with cosmological applications

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    Bytsenko, Andrei A.; Elizalde, Emilio

    2006-05-01

    We discuss methods of K-theory associated with hyperbolic orbifolds and valid for the description of Chern morphisms and brane charges. Such methods of K-theory are applied to compute D-brane charges, which are identified with elements of Grothendick K-groups, and for manifolds with horizons, spaces that naturally arise as the near-horizon of black brane geometries. In de Sitter spaces, these solutions break supersymmetry, and do not describe universes with zero cosmological constant. Here we pay attention to real hyperbolic spaces, and we examine associated Chern classes and brane charges using methods of K-theory and spectral theory of differential operators related to real hyperbolic spaces. An argument in favour of hyperbolic geometries in the treatment of the contributions to the vacuum persistence amplitude in QFT is given. All those are to be viewed as the proper mathematical structures underlying QFT with relevant backgrounds and boundary conditions in string cosmology. Invited contribution to the 7th Int. Workshop on Quantum Field Theory under the Influence of External Conditions, QFEXT'05 (Barcelona, 5 9 Sept. 2005).

  4. Prospects of inflation in delicate D-brane cosmology

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    Panda, Sudhakar; Sami, M.; Tsujikawa, Shinji

    2007-11-15

    We study D-brane inflation in a warped conifold background that includes brane-position dependent corrections for the nonperturbative superpotential. Instead of stabilizing the volume modulus {chi} at instantaneous minima of the potential and studying the inflation dynamics with an effective single field (radial distance between a brane and an antibrane) {phi}, we investigate the multifield inflation scenario involving these two fields. The two-field dynamics with the potential V({phi},{chi}) in this model is significantly different from the effective single-field description in terms of the field {phi} when the field {chi} is integrated out. The latter picture underestimates the total number of e-foldings even by 1 order of magnitude. We show that a correct single-field description is provided by a field {psi} obtained from a rotation in the two-field space along the background trajectory. This model can give a large number of e-foldings required to solve flatness and horizon problems at the expense of fine-tunings of model parameters. We also estimate the spectra of density perturbations and show that the slow-roll parameter {eta}{sub {psi}}{sub {psi}}=M{sub pl}{sup 2}V{sub ,{psi}}{sub {psi}}/V in terms of the rotated field {psi} determines the spectral index of scalar metric perturbations. We find that it is generally difficult to satisfy, simultaneously, both constraints of the spectral index and the cosmic background explorer normalization, while the tensor to scalar ratio is sufficiently small to match with observations.

  5. Modified brane cosmologies with induced gravity, arbitrary matter content, and a Gauss-Bonnet term in the bulk

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    Apostolopoulos, Pantelis S.; Brouzakis, Nikolaos; Tetradis, Nikolaos; Tzavara, Eleftheria

    2007-10-15

    We extend the covariant analysis of the brane cosmological evolution in order to take into account, apart from a general matter content and an induced-gravity term on the brane, a Gauss-Bonnet term in the bulk. The gravitational effect of the bulk matter on the brane evolution can be described in terms of the total bulk mass as measured by a bulk observer at the location of the brane. This mass appears in the effective Friedmann equation through a term characterized as generalized dark radiation that induces mirage effects in the evolution. We discuss the normal and self-accelerating branches of the combined system. We also derive the Raychaudhuri equation that can be used in order to determine if the cosmological evolution is accelerating.

  6. De Sitter brane-world, localization of gravity, and the cosmological constant

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    Neupane, Ishwaree P.

    2011-04-15

    Cosmological models with a de Sitter 3-brane embedded in a 5-dimensional de Sitter spacetime (dS{sub 5}) give rise to a finite 4D Planck mass similar to that in Randall-Sundrum (RS) brane-world models in anti-de Sitter 5-dimensional spacetime(AdS{sub 5}). Yet, there arise a few important differences as compared to the results with a flat 3-brane or 4D Minkowski spacetime. For example, the mass reduction formula (MRF) M{sub Pl}{sup 2}=M{sub (5)}{sup 3}l{sub AdS} as well as the relationship M{sub Pl}{sup 2}=M{sub Pl(4+n)}{sup n+2}L{sup n} (with L being the average size or the radius of the n extra dimensions) expected in models of product-space (or Kaluza-Klein) compactifications get modified in cosmological backgrounds. In an expanding universe, a physically relevant MRF encodes information upon the 4-dimensional Hubble expansion parameter, in addition to the length and mass parameters L, M{sub Pl}, and M{sub Pl(4+n)}. If a bulk cosmological constant is present in the solution, then the reduction formula is further modified. With these new insights, we show that the localization of a massless 4D graviton as well as the mass hierarchy between M{sub Pl} and M{sub Pl(4+n)} can be explained in cosmological brane-world models. A notable advantage of having a 5D de Sitter bulk is that in this case the zero-mass wave function is normalizable, which is not necessarily the case if the bulk spacetime is anti-de Sitter. In spacetime dimensions D{>=}7, however, the bulk cosmological constant {Lambda}{sub b} can take either sign ({Lambda}{sub b}<0, =0, or >0). The D=6 case is rather inconclusive, in which case {Lambda}{sub b} may be introduced together with 2-form gauge field (or flux). We obtain some interesting classical gravity solutions that compactify higher-dimensional spacetime to produce a Robertson-Walker universe with de Sitter-type expansion plus one extra noncompact direction. We also show that such models can admit both an effective 4-dimensional Newton constant

  7. Eoetvoes branes

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    Gergely, Laszlo Arpad

    2009-04-15

    The high value of brane tension has a crucial role in recovering Einstein's general relativity at low energies. In the framework of a recently developed formalism with variable brane tension, one can pose the question of whether it was always that high. In analogy with fluid membranes, in this paper we allow for temperature-dependent brane tension, according to the corresponding law established by Eoetvoes. For cosmological branes this assumption leads to several immediate consequences: (a) The brane universe was created at a finite temperature T{sub c} and scale factor a{sub min}. (b) Both the brane tension and the four-dimensional gravitational coupling ''constant'' increase with the scale factor from zero to asymptotic values. (c) The four-dimensional cosmological constant evolves with a, starting with a huge negative value, passing through zero, finally reaching a small positive value. Such a scale-factor-dependent cosmological constant is able to generate a surplus of attraction at small a (as dark matter does) and a late-time repulsion at large a (dark energy). In the particular toy model discussed here, the evolution of the brane tension is compensated by energy interchange between the brane and the fifth dimension, such that the continuity equation holds for the cosmological fluid. The resulting cosmology closely mimics the standard model at late times, a decelerated phase being followed by an accelerated expansion. The energy absorption of the brane drives the five-dimensional space-time towards maximal symmetry, becoming anti-de Sitter.

  8. Stealth branes

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    Cordero, Rubén; Vilenkin, Alexander

    2002-04-01

    We discuss the brane world model of Dvali, Gabadadze and Porrati in which branes evolve in an infinite bulk and the brane curvature term is added to the action. If Z2 symmetry between the two sides of the brane is not imposed, we show that the model admits the existence of ``stealth branes'' which follow the standard 4D internal evolution and have no gravitational effect on the bulk space. Stealth branes can nucleate spontaneously in the bulk spacetime. This process is described by the standard 4D quantum cosmology formalism with tunneling boundary conditions for the brane world wave function. The notorious ambiguity in the choice of boundary conditions is fixed in this case due to the presence of the embedding spacetime. We also point to some problematic aspects of models admitting stealth brane solutions.

  9. Brane-world and loop cosmology from a gravity-matter coupling perspective

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    Olmo, Gonzalo J.; Rubiera-Garcia, D.

    2015-01-01

    We show that the effective brane-world and the loop quantum cosmology background expansion histories can be reproduced from a modified gravity perspective in terms of an f (R) gravity action plus a g (R) term non-minimally coupled with the matter Lagrangian. The reconstruction algorithm that we provide depends on a free function of the matter density that must be specified in each case and allows to obtain analytical solutions always. In the simplest cases, the function f (R) is quadratic in the Ricci scalar, R, whereas g (R) is linear. Our approach is compared with recent results in the literature. We show that working in the Palatini formalism there is no need to impose any constraint that keeps the equations second-order, which is a key requirement for the successful implementation of the reconstruction algorithm.

  10. Billiard representation for multidimensional cosmology with intersecting p-branes near the singularity

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    Ivashchuk, V. D.; Melnikov, V. N.

    2000-09-01

    Multidimensional model describing the cosmological evolution of n Einstein spaces in the theory with l scalar fields and forms is considered. When electromagnetic composite p-brane ansatz is adopted, and certain restrictions on the parameters of the model are imposed, the dynamics of the model near the singularity is reduced to a billiard on the (N-1)-dimensional Lobachevsky space HN-1, N=n+l. The geometrical criterion for the finiteness of the billiard volume and its compactness is used. This criterion reduces the problem to the problem of illumination of (N-2)-dimensional sphere SN-2 by pointlike sources. Some examples with billiards of finite volume and hence oscillating behavior near the singularity are considered. Among them examples with square and triangle two-dimensional billiards (e.g., that of the Bianchi-IX model) and a four-dimensional billiard in ``truncated'' D=11 supergravity model (without the Chern-Simons term) are considered. It is shown that the inclusion of the Chern-Simons term destroys the confining of a billiard.

  11. Brane cosmology in the Horava-Witten heterotic M-theory on S{sup 1}/Z{sub 2}

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    Wu, Qiang; Gong, Yungui; Wang, Anzhong E-mail: gongyg@cqupt.edu.cn

    2009-06-01

    We study the radion stability and radion mass in the framework of the Horava-Witten (HW) heterotic M-Theory on S{sup 1}/Z{sub 2}, and find that the radion is stable and its mass can be of the order of GeV. The gravity is localized on the visible brane, and the spectrum of the gravitational Kaluza-Klein (KK) modes is discrete and can have a mass gap of TeV. The corrections to the 4D Newtonian potential from the higher order gravitational KK modes are exponentially suppressed. Applying such a setup to cosmology, we find the generalized Friedmann-like equations on each of the two orbifold branes.

  12. Cosmological tests of generalized RS brane-worlds with Weyl fluid

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    Gergely, László Á.; Keresztes, Zoltán; Szabó, Gyula M.

    2007-11-01

    A class of generalized Randall-Sundrum type II (RS) brane-world models with Weyl fluid are confronted with the Gold supernovae data set and BBN constraints. We consider three models with different evolutionary history of the Weyl fluid, characterized by the parameter α. For α = 0 the Weyl curvature of the bulk appears as dark radiation on the brane, while for α = 2 and 3 the brane radiates, leaving a Weyl fluid on the brane with energy density decreasing slower than that of (dark) matter. In each case the contribution Ωd of the Weyl fluid represents but a few percent of the energy content of the Universe. All models fit reasonably well the Gold2006 data. The best fit model for α = 0 is for Ωd = 0.04. In order to obey BBN constraints in this model however, the brane had to radiate at earlier times.

  13. Why do we live in a 4D world: Can cosmology, black holes and branes give an answer?

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    Zloshchastiev, Konstantin G.

    2006-07-01

    We derive the general form of the cosmological scalar field potential which is compatible both with the existence of black holes and p-branes related to string/M theory and with multidimensional inflationary cosmology. It is shown that the scalar potential alters non-trivially from dimension to dimension yet always obeys one single equation where the number of spacetime dimensions is a free parameter. Using this equation we formulate an eigenvalue problem for the dimensionality parameter. It turns out that in the low-energy regime of sub-Planckian values of the inflaton field, i.e., when the Universe has cooled and expanded sufficiently enough, the value four arises as the largest admissible (eigen)value of this parameter.

  14. Cosmology of a Friedmann-Lamaître-Robertson-Walker 3-brane, late-time cosmic acceleration, and the cosmic coincidence.

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    Doolin, Ciaran; Neupane, Ishwaree P

    2013-04-05

    A late epoch cosmic acceleration may be naturally entangled with cosmic coincidence--the observation that at the onset of acceleration the vacuum energy density fraction nearly coincides with the matter density fraction. In this Letter we show that this is indeed the case with the cosmology of a Friedmann-Lamaître-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) 3-brane in a five-dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime. We derive the four-dimensional effective action on a FLRW 3-brane, from which we obtain a mass-reduction formula, namely, M(P)(2) = ρ(b)/|Λ(5)|, where M(P) is the effective (normalized) Planck mass, Λ(5) is the five-dimensional cosmological constant, and ρ(b) is the sum of the 3-brane tension V and the matter density ρ. Although the range of variation in ρ(b) is strongly constrained, the big bang nucleosynthesis bound on the time variation of the effective Newton constant G(N) = (8πM(P)(2))(-1) is satisfied when the ratio V/ρ ≳ O(10(2)) on cosmological scales. The same bound leads to an effective equation of state close to -1 at late epochs in accordance with astrophysical and cosmological observations.

  15. Compact hyperbolic extra dimensions: branes, kaluza-klein modes, and cosmology

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    Kaloper; March-Russell; Starkman; Trodden

    2000-07-31

    We reconsider theories with low gravitational (or string) scale M(*) where Newton's constant is generated via new large-volume spatial dimensions, while standard model states are localized to a 3-brane. Utilizing compact hyperbolic manifolds we show that the spectrum of Kaluza-Klein modes is radically altered. This allows the early Universe to evolve normally up to substantial temperatures, and completely negates the astrophysical constraints on M(*). Furthermore, an exponential hierarchy between the usual Planck scale and the true fundamental scale of physics can emerge with only O(1) coefficients. The linear size of the internal space remains small. The proposal has striking testable signatures.

  16. Domain walls, branes, and fluxes in string theory: New ideas on the cosmological constant problem, moduli stabilization, and vacuum connectedness

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    Schulz, Michael Brian

    This thesis is devoted to the application of two string-theoretical models to three fundamental problems in theoretical physics. The first model is the self-tuning domain wall. We consider self-tuning as an approach to the cosmological constant problem. We then turn to the problems of moduli stabilization and vacuum connectedness, in this case focusing on the compactification of Type IIB string theory on the T6/Z 2 orientifold. An essential ingredient of the cosmological constant problem is the dual interpretation of the same physical quantity as both the energy density of the vacuum and the curvature of spacetime. The mechanism of self-tuning severs this link. It operates in a model in which the familiar 3 + 1 dimensions are a domain wall in certain five-dimensional effective theories that naturally arise in string theory. Assuming either bulk supersymmetry or a restricted class of bulk interactions, we show that Poincare-invariant domain wall solutions persist for arbitrary values of the brane tension. Two drawbacks are the existence of naked singularities at a finite proper distance from the domain wall and of AdS and dS deformations of the flat solutions. Historically, string moduli stabilization has been poorly understood since it generally involves intractable nonperturbative calculations. We study the T6/Z2 orientifold as an example of a novel class of vacua in which most moduli are stabilized perturbatively. The superpotential is perturbatively generated by a discrete choice of NS and RR three-form flux in the compact geometry, and the equations of motion are explicitly soluble to give vacua with N = 0 through N = 4 supersymmetry in four dimensions. Whatever the mechanism of string vacuum selection, we expect this mechanism to come with a notion of vacuum connectedness, and to act separately in each superselection sector of connected vacua. We propose that two vacua might be connected if there exist bubbles of one vacuum inside of the other with tension

  17. Bouncing and Colliding Branes

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    Lehners, Jean-Luc

    2007-11-20

    In a braneworld description of our universe, we must allow for the possibility of having dynamical branes around the time of the big bang. Some properties of such domain walls in motion are discussed here, for example the ability of negative-tension domain walls to bounce off spacetime singularities and the consequences for cosmological perturbations. In this context, we will also review a colliding branes solution of heterotic M-theory that has been proposed as a model for early universe cosmology.

  18. Mirage effects on the brane

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    Apostolopoulos, P.S.; Brouzakis, N.; Saridakis, E.N.; Tetradis, N.

    2005-08-15

    We discuss features of the brane cosmological evolution that arise through the presence of matter in the bulk. As these deviations from the conventional evolution are not associated with some observable matter component on the brane, we characterize them as mirage effects. We review an example of expansion that can be attributed to mirage nonrelativistic matter (mirage cold dark matter) on the brane. The real source of the evolution is an anisotropic bulk fluid with negative pressure along the extra dimension. We also study the general problem of exchange of real nonrelativistic matter between the brane and the bulk, and discuss the related mirage effects. Finally, we derive the brane cosmological evolution within a bulk that contains a global monopole (hedgehog) configuration. This background induces a mirage curvature term in the effective Friedmann equation, which can cause a brane universe with positive spatial curvature to expand forever.

  19. The Phantom brane revisited

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    Sahni, Varun

    2016-07-01

    The Phantom brane is based on the normal branch of the DGP braneworld. It possesses a phantom-like equation of state at late times, but no big-rip future singularity. In this braneworld, the cosmological constant is dynamically screened at late times. Consequently it provides a good fit to SDSS DR11 measurements of H(z) at high redshifts. We obtain a closed system of equations for scalar perturbations on the brane. Perturbations of radiation, matter and the Weyl fluid are self-consistently evolved until the present epoch. We find that the late time growth of density perturbations on the brane proceeds at a faster rate than in ΛCDM. Additionally, the gravitational potentials φ, Ψ evolve differently on the brane than in ΛCDM, for which φ = Ψ. On the Brane, by contrast, the ratio φ/Ψ exceeds unity during the late matter dominated epoch (z ≤ 50). These features emerge as smoking gun tests of phantom brane cosmology and allow predictions of this scenario to be tested against observations of galaxy clustering and large scale structure. The phantom brane also displays a pole in its equation of state, which provides a key test of this dark energy model.

  20. Gravity on codimension 2 brane worlds

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    Navarro, Ignacio; Santiago, Jose; /Durham U., IPPP /Fermilab

    2004-11-01

    The authors compute the matching conditions for a general thick codimension 2 brane, a necessary previous step towards the investigation of gravitational phenomena in co-dimension 2 braneworlds. They show that, provided the brane is weakly curved, they are specified by the integral in the extra dimensions of the brane energy-momentum, independently of its detailed internal structure. These general matching conditions can then be used as boundary conditions for the bulk solution. By evaluating Einstein equations at the brane boundary they are able to write an evolution equation for the induced metric on the brane depending only on physical brane parameters and the bulk energy-momentum tensor. They particularize to a cosmological metric and show that a realistic cosmology can be obtained in the simplest case of having just a non-zero cosmological constant in the bulk. They point out several parallelisms between this case and the codimension 1 brane worlds in an AdS space.

  1. Brane-World Gravity.

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    Maartens, Roy; Koyama, Kazuya

    2010-01-01

    The observable universe could be a 1+3-surface (the "brane") embedded in a 1+3+d-dimensional spacetime (the "bulk"), with Standard Model particles and fields trapped on the brane while gravity is free to access the bulk. At least one of the d extra spatial dimensions could be very large relative to the Planck scale, which lowers the fundamental gravity scale, possibly even down to the electroweak (∼ TeV) level. This revolutionary picture arises in the framework of recent developments in M theory. The 1+10-dimensional M theory encompasses the known 1+9-dimensional superstring theories, and is widely considered to be a promising potential route to quantum gravity. At low energies, gravity is localized at the brane and general relativity is recovered, but at high energies gravity "leaks" into the bulk, behaving in a truly higher-dimensional way. This introduces significant changes to gravitational dynamics and perturbations, with interesting and potentially testable implications for high-energy astrophysics, black holes, and cosmology. Brane-world models offer a phenomenological way to test some of the novel predictions and corrections to general relativity that are implied by M theory. This review analyzes the geometry, dynamics and perturbations of simple brane-world models for cosmology and astrophysics, mainly focusing on warped 5-dimensional brane-worlds based on the Randall-Sundrum models. We also cover the simplest brane-world models in which 4-dimensional gravity on the brane is modified at low energies - the 5-dimensional Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati models. Then we discuss co-dimension two branes in 6-dimensional models.

  2. Brane holes

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    Frolov, Valeri P.; Mukohyama, Shinji

    2011-02-15

    The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that in models with large extra dimensions under special conditions one can extract information from the interior of 4D black holes. For this purpose we study an induced geometry on a test brane in the background of a higher-dimensional static black string or a black brane. We show that, at the intersection surface of the test brane and the bulk black string or brane, the induced metric has an event horizon, so that the test brane contains a black hole. We call it a brane hole. When the test brane moves with a constant velocity V with respect to the bulk black object, it also has a brane hole, but its gravitational radius r{sub e} is greater than the size of the bulk black string or brane r{sub 0} by the factor (1-V{sup 2}){sup -1}. We show that bulk ''photon'' emitted in the region between r{sub 0} and r{sub e} can meet the test brane again at a point outside r{sub e}. From the point of view of observers on the test brane, the events of emission and capture of the bulk photon are connected by a spacelike curve in the induced geometry. This shows an example in which extra dimensions can be used to extract information from the interior of a lower-dimensional black object. Instead of the bulk black string or brane, one can also consider a bulk geometry without a horizon. We show that nevertheless the induced geometry on the moving test brane can include a brane hole. In such a case the extra dimensions can be used to extract information from the complete region of the brane-hole interior. We discuss thermodynamic properties of brane holes and interesting questions which arise when such an extra-dimensional channel for the information mining exists.

  3. Localizing gravity on exotic thick 3-branes

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    Castillo-Felisola, Oscar; Melfo, Alejandra; Pantoja, Nelson; Ramirez, Alba

    2004-11-15

    We consider localization of gravity on thick branes with a nontrivial structure. Double walls that generalize the thick Randall-Sundrum solution, and asymmetric walls that arise from a Z{sub 2} symmetric scalar potential, are considered. We present a new asymmetric solution: a thick brane interpolating between two AdS{sub 5} spacetimes with different cosmological constants, which can be derived from a 'fake supergravity' superpotential, and show that it is possible to confine gravity on such branes.

  4. Spinflation and Cycling Branes in Warped Throats

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    Easson, Damien A.

    2007-11-20

    The implications of brane motion in angular directions of Calabi-Yau flux compactifications is discussed from the point of view of an observer living on the worldvolume of such a brane and from the point of view of an observer living elsewhere in the three non-compact dimensions. The brane observer experiences cosmological bounces and cyclic behavior induced by centrifugal angular momentum barriers. Observers living elsewhere in the compactification experience marginally prolonged periods of inflation due to large angular momentum.

  5. Cosmology

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    Harrison, Edward

    2000-03-01

    Cosmology: The Science of the Universe is a broad introduction to the science of modern cosmology, with emphasis on its historical origins. The first edition of this best-selling book received worldwide acclaim for its lucid style and wide-ranging exploration of the universe. This eagerly awaited second edition updates and greatly extends the first with seven new chapters that explore early scientific cosmology, Cartesian and Newtonian world systems, cosmology after Newton and before Einstein, special relativity, observational cosmology, inflation and creation of the universe. All chapters conclude with a section entitled Reflections containing provocative topics that will foster lively debate. The new Projects section, also at the end of each chapter, raises questions and issues to challenge the reader.

  6. Asymmetric Swiss-cheese brane-worlds

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    Gergely, László Á.; Képíró, Ibolya

    2007-07-01

    We study a brane-world cosmological scenario with local inhomogeneities represented by black holes. The brane is asymmetrically embedded into the bulk. The black strings/cigars penetrating the Friedmann brane generate a Swiss-cheese-type structure. This universe forever expands and decelerates, as its general relativistic analogue. The evolution of the cosmological fluid, however, can proceed along four branches, two allowed to have positive energy density, and one of them having the symmetric embedding limit. On this branch a future pressure singularity can arise for either (a) a difference in the cosmological constants of the cosmological and black hole brane regions or (b) a difference in the left and right bulk cosmological constants. While behaviour (a) can be avoided by a redefinition of the fluid variables, (b) establishes a critical value of the asymmetry over which the pressure singularity occurs. We introduce the pressure singularity censorship which bounds the degree of asymmetry in the bulk cosmological constant. We also show as a model-independent generic feature that the asymmetry source term due to the bulk cosmological constant increases in the early universe. In order to obey the nucleosynthesis constraints, the brane tension should be constrained therefore both from below and from above. With the maximal degree of asymmetry obeying the pressure singularity censorship, the higher limit is ten times the lower limit. The degree of asymmetry allowed by present cosmological observations is, however, much less, pushing the upper limit to infinity.

  7. Self-gravitating branes again

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    Kofinas, Georgios; Irakleidou, Maria

    2014-03-01

    We raise on theoretical grounds the question of the physical relevance of Israel matching conditions and their generalizations to higher codimensions, the standard cornerstone of the braneworld and other membrane scenarios. Our reasoning is based on the incapability of the conventional matching conditions to accept the Nambu-Goto probe limit, the inconsistency of codimension-2 and -3 classical defects for D=4 and the probable inconsistency of high enough codimensional defects for any D since there is no high enough Lovelock density to support them. We propose alternative matching conditions which seem to overcome the previous puzzles. Instead of varying the brane-bulk action with respect to the bulk metric at the brane position, we vary with respect to the brane embedding fields so that the gravitational backreaction is included ("gravitating Nambu-Goto matching conditions"). Here, we consider in detail the case of a codimension-2 brane in 6-dim Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity, prove its consistency for an axially symmetric cosmological configuration and show that the theory possesses richer structure compared to the standard theory. The cosmologies found have the Friedmann behavior and extra correction terms. For a radiation brane one solution avoids a cosmological singularity and undergoes accelerated expansion near the minimum scale factor. In the presence of an induced gravity term, there naturally appears in the theory the effective cosmological constant scale λ /(M64rc2), which for a brane tension λ ˜M64 (e.g. TeV4) and rc˜H0-1 gives the observed value of the cosmological constant.

  8. Inflation from D-D¯ brane annihilation

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    Alexander, Stephon H.

    2002-01-01

    We demonstrate that the initial conditions for inflation are met when a D5-D¯5 brane annihilates. This scenario uses Sen's conjecture that a codimension two vortex forms on the worldvolume of the annihilated 5-brane system. Analogous to a ``big bang,'' when the five branes annihilate, a vortex localized on a 3-brane forms and its false vacuum energy generates an inflationary space-time. We also provide two possible mechanisms for ending inflation via the decay of a metastable vortex, or radiation of the cosmological constant into the bulk space-time.

  9. Graviton Kaluza-Klein modes in nonflat branes with stabilized modulus

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    Paul, Tanmoy; SenGupta, Soumitra

    2016-04-01

    We consider a generalized two brane Randall-Sundrum model where the branes are endowed with nonzero cosmological constant. In this scenario, we re-examine the modulus stabilization mechanism and the nature of Kaluza-Klein (KK) graviton modes. Our result reveals that while the KK mode graviton masses may change significantly with the brane cosmological constant, the Goldberger-Wise stabilization mechanism, which assumes a negligible backreaction on the background metric, continues to hold even when the branes have a large cosmological constant. The possibility of having a global minimum for the modulus is also discussed. Our results also include an analysis for the radion mass in this nonflat brane scenario.

  10. No Swiss-cheese universe on the brane

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    Gergely, László Á.

    2005-04-01

    We study the possibility of brane-world generalization of the Einstein-Straus Swiss-cheese cosmological model. We find that the modifications induced by the brane-world scenario are excessively restrictive. At a first glance only the motion of the boundary is modified and the fluid in the exterior region is allowed to have pressure. The general relativistic Einstein-Straus model emerges in the low density limit. However by imposing that the central mass in the Schwarzschild voids is constant, a combination of the junction conditions and modified cosmological evolution leads to the conclusion that the brane is flat. Thus no generic Swiss-cheese universe can exist on the brane. The conclusion is not altered by the introduction of a cosmological constant in the FLRW regions. This shows that although allowed in the low density limit, the Einstein-Straus universe cannot emerge from cosmological evolution in the brane-world scenario.

  11. Lorentzian and signature changing branes

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    Mars, Marc; Senovilla, Jose M. M.; Vera, Rauel

    2007-08-15

    General hypersurface layers are considered in order to describe braneworlds and shell cosmologies. No restriction is placed on the causal character of the hypersurface which may thus have internal changes of signature. Strengthening the results in our previous paper [M. Mars, J. M. M. Senovilla, and R. Vera, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4219 (2001).], we confirm that a good, regular, and consistent description of signature change is achieved in these brane/shells scenarios, while keeping the hypersurface and the bulk completely regular. Our formalism allows for a unified description of the traditional timelike branes/shells together with the signature changing, or pure null, ones. This allows for a detailed comparison of the results in both situations. An application to the case of hypersurface layers in static bulks is presented, leading to the general Robertson-Walker geometry on the layer--with a possible signature change. Explicit examples on anti-de Sitter bulks are then studied. The permitted behaviors in different settings (Z{sub 2}-mirror branes, asymmetric shells, signature changing branes) are analyzed in detail. We show, in particular, that (i) in asymmetric shells there is an upper bound for the energy density, and (ii) that the energy density within the brane vanishes when approaching a change of signature. The description of a signature change as a ''singularity'' seen from within the brane is considered. We also find new relations between the fundamental constants in the brane/shell, its tension, and the cosmological and gravitational constants of the bulk, independently of the existence or not of a change of signature.

  12. Matters on a Moving Brane

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    Koivisto, Tomi Sebastian; Wills, Danielle Elizabeth

    2013-10-01

    A novel generalization of the Dirac-Born-Infeld string scenario is described. It is shown that matter residing on the moving brane is dark and has the so-called disformal coupling to gravity. This gives rise to cosmologies where dark matter stems from the oscillations of the open strings along the brane and the transverse oscillations result in dark energy. Furthermore, due to a new screening mechanism that conceals the fifth force from local experiments, one may even entertain the possibility that the visible sector is also moving along the extra dimensions.

  13. Elements of String Cosmology

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    Gasperini, Maurizio

    2011-03-01

    Preface; Acknowledgements; Notation, units and conventions; 1. A short review of standard and inflationary cosmology; 2. The basic string cosmology equations; 3. Conformal invariance and string effective action; 4. Duality symmetries and cosmological solutions; 5. Inflationary kinematics; 6. The string phase; 7. The cosmic background of relic gravitational waves; 8. Scalar perturbations and the anisotropy of the CMB radiation; 9. Dilaton phenomenology; 10. Elements of brane cosmology; Index.

  14. Brane - Anti-Brane Democracy

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    Rajaraman, Arvind

    2003-06-02

    We suggest a duality invariant formula for the entropy and temperature of nonextreme black holes in supersymmetric string theory. The entropy is given in terms of the duality invariant parameter of the deviation from extremality and 56 SU(8) covariant central charges. It interpolates between the entropies of Schwarzschild solution and extremal solutions with various amount of unbroken supersymmetries and therefore serves for classification of black holes in supersymmetric string theories. We introduce the second auxiliary 56 via E(7) symmetric constraint. The symmetric and antisymmetric combinations of these two multiplets are related via moduli to the corresponding two fundamental representations of E(7): brane and anti-brane ''numbers.'' Using the CPT as well as C symmetry of the entropy formula and duality one can explain the mysterious simplicity of the non-extreme black hole area formula in terms of branes and anti-branes.

  15. Dimensional reduction for D3-brane moduli

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    Cownden, Brad; Frey, Andrew R.; Marsh, M. C. David; Underwood, Bret

    2016-12-01

    Warped string compactifications are central to many attempts to stabilize moduli and connect string theory with cosmology and particle phenomenology. We present a first-principles derivation of the low-energy 4D effective theory from dimensional reduction of a D3-brane in a warped Calabi-Yau compactification of type IIB string theory with imaginary self-dual 3-form flux, including effects of D3-brane motion beyond the probe approximation, and find the metric on the moduli space of brane positions, the universal volume modulus, and axions descending from the 4-form potential. As D3-branes may be considered as carrying either electric or magnetic charges for the self-dual 5-form field strength, we present calculations in both duality frames. Our results are consistent with, but extend significantly, earlier results on the low-energy effective theory arising from D3-branes in string compactifications.

  16. Warped brane worlds in critical gravity

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    Zhong, Yi; Chen, Feng-Wei; Xie, Qun-Ying; Liu, Yu-Xiao

    2014-12-01

    We investigate the brane models in arbitrary dimensional critical gravity presented in Lu and Pope (Phys Rev Lett 106:181302, 2011). For the models of the thin branes with codimension one, the Gibbons-Hawking surface term and the junction conditions are derived, with which the analytical solutions for the flat, AdS, and dS branes are obtained at the critical point of the critical gravity. It is found that all these branes are embedded in an AdS spacetime, but, in general, the effective cosmological constant of the AdS spacetime is not equal to the naked one in the critical gravity, which can be positive, zero, and negative. Another interesting result is that the brane tension can also be positive, zero, or negative, depending on the symmetry of the thin brane and the values of the parameters of the theory, which is very different from the case in general relativity. It is shown that the mass hierarchy problem can be solved in the braneworld model in the higher-derivative critical gravity. We also study the thick brane model and find analytical and numerical solutions of the flat, AdS, and dS branes. It is found that some branes will have inner structure when some parameters of the theory are larger than their critical values, which may result in resonant KK modes for some bulk matter fields. The flat branes with positive energy density and AdS branes with negative energy density are embedded in an -dimensional AdS spacetime, while the dS branes with positive energy density are embedded in an -dimensional Minkowski one.

  17. Open M5-Branes

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    Bergshoeff, Eric A.; Gibbons, Gary W.; Townsend, Paul K.

    2006-12-08

    We show how, in heterotic M theory, an M5-brane in the 11-dimensional bulk may end on an 'M9-brane' boundary, the M5-brane boundary being a Yang-monopole 4-brane. This possibility suggests various novel 5-brane configurations of heterotic M theory, in particular, a static M5-brane suspended between the two M9-brane boundaries, for which we find the asymptotic heterotic supergravity solution.

  18. de Sitter and double asymmetric brane worlds

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    Guerrero, Rommel; Rodriguez, R. Omar; Torrealba, Rafael

    2005-12-15

    Asymmetric brane worlds with dS expansion and static double kink topology are obtained from a recently proposed method and their properties are analyzed. These domain walls interpolate between two spacetimes with different cosmological constants. In the dynamic case, the vacua correspond to dS and AdS geometry, unlike the static case where they correspond to AdS background. We show that it is possible to confine gravity on such branes. In particular, the double-brane world hosts two different walls, so that the gravity is localized on one of them.

  19. Time-dependent AdS backgrounds from S-branes

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    Deger, Nihat Sadik

    2016-11-01

    We construct time and radial dependent solutions that describe p-branes in chargeless S-brane backgrounds. In particular, there are some new M5- and D3-branes among our solutions which have AdS limits and contain a cosmological singularity as well. We also find a time-dependent version of the dyonic membrane configuration in 11-dimensions by applying a Lunin-Maldacena deformation to our new M5-brane solution.

  20. Brane Craft

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    Janson, Siegfried

    2017-01-01

    A Brane Craft is a membrane spacecraft with solar cells, command and control electronics, communications systems, antennas, propulsion systems, attitude and proximity sensors, and shape control actuators as thin film structures manufactured on 10 micron thick plastic sheets. This revolutionary spacecraft design can have a thickness of tens of microns with a surface area of square meters to maximize area-to-mass ratios for exceptionally low-mass spacecraft. Communications satellites, solar power satellites, solar electric propulsion stages, and solar sails can benefit from Brane Craft design. It also enables new missions that require low-mass spacecraft with exceptionally high delta-V. Active removal of orbital debris from Earth orbit is the target application for this study.

  1. Accidental SUSY: enhanced bulk supersymmetry from brane back-reaction

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    Burgess, C. P.; van Nierop, L.; Parameswaran, S.; Salvio, A.; Williams, M.

    2013-02-01

    We compute how bulk loops renormalize both bulk and brane effective interactions for codimension-two branes in 6D gauged chiral supergravity, as functions of the brane tension and brane-localized flux. We do so by explicitly integrating out hyper- and gauge-multiplets in 6D gauged chiral supergravity compactified to 4D on a flux-stabilized 2D rugby-ball geometry, specializing the results of a companion paper, arXiv:1210.3753, to the supersymmetric case. While the brane back-reaction generically breaks supersymmetry, we show that the bulk supersymmetry can be preserved if the amount of brane- localized flux is related in a specific BPS-like way to the brane tension, and verify that the loop corrections to the brane curvature vanish in this special case. In these systems it is the brane-bulk couplings that fix the size of the extra dimensions, and we show that in some circumstances the bulk geometry dynamically adjusts to ensure the supersymmetric BPS-like condition is automatically satisfied. We investigate the robustness of this residual supersymmetry to loops of non-supersymmetric matter on the branes, and show that supersymmetry-breaking effects can enter only through effective brane-bulk interactions involving at least two derivatives. We comment on the relevance of this calculation to proposed applications of codimension-two 6D models to solutions of the hierarchy and cosmological constant problems.

  2. Regularization of the linearized gravitational self-force for branes.

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    Battye, Richard A; Carter, Brandon; Mennim, Andrew

    2004-05-21

    We discuss the linearized, gravitational self-interaction of a brane of arbitrary codimension in a spacetime of arbitrary dimension. We find that in the codimension two case the gravitational self-force is exactly zero for a Nambu-Goto equation of state, generalizing a previous result for a string in four dimensions. For the case of a 3-brane, this picks out the case of a six-dimensional brane-world model as having special properties that we discuss. In particular, we see that bare tension on the brane has no effect locally, suppressing the cosmological constant problem.

  3. Simple brane-world inflationary models — An update

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    Okada, Nobuchika; Okada, Satomi

    2016-05-01

    In the light of the Planck 2015 results, we update simple inflationary models based on the quadratic, quartic, Higgs and Coleman-Weinberg potentials in the context of the Randall-Sundrum brane-world cosmology. Brane-world cosmological effect alters the inflationary predictions of the spectral index (ns) and the tensor-to-scalar ratio (r) from those obtained in the standard cosmology. In particular, the tensor-to-scalar ratio is enhanced in the presence of the 5th dimension. In order to maintain the consistency with the Planck 2015 results for the inflationary predictions in the standard cosmology, we find a lower bound on the five-dimensional Planck mass (M5). On the other hand, the inflationary predictions laying outside of the Planck allowed region can be pushed into the allowed region by the brane-world cosmological effect with a suitable choice of M5.

  4. Revolving D-branes and spontaneous gauge-symmetry breaking

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    Iso, Satoshi; Kitazawa, Noriaki

    2015-12-01

    We propose a new mechanism of spontaneous gauge-symmetry breaking in the world-volume theory of revolving D-branes around a fixed point of orbifolds. In this paper, we consider a simple model of the T^6/Z_3 orbifold on which we put D3-branes, D7-branes, and their anti-branes. The configuration breaks supersymmetry, but the Ramond-Ramond tadpole cancellation conditions are satisfied. A set of three D3-branes at an orbifold fixed point can separate from the point, but, when they move perpendicular to the anti-D7-branes put on the fixed point, they are pulled back due to an attractive interaction between the D3- and anti-D7-branes. In order to stabilize the separation of the D3-branes at nonzero distance, we consider revolution of the D3-branes around the fixed point. Then the gauge symmetry on the D3-branes is spontaneously broken, and the rank of the gauge group is reduced. The distance can be set at will by appropriately choosing the angular momentum of the revolving D3-branes, which should be determined by the initial condition of the cosmological evolution of the D-brane configurations. The distance corresponds to the vacuum expectation values of brane moduli fields in the world-volume theory and, if it is written as M/M_s^2 in terms of the string scale M_s, the scale of gauge-symmetry breaking is given by M. Angular momentum conservation of revolving D3-branes assures the stability of the scale M against M_s.

  5. Lovelock branes

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    Kastor, David; Ray, Sourya; Traschen, Jennie

    2017-10-01

    We study the problem of finding brane-like solutions to Lovelock gravity, adopting a general approach to establish conditions that a lower dimensional base metric must satisfy in order that a solution to a given Lovelock theory can be constructed in one higher dimension. We find that for Lovelock theories with generic values of the coupling constants, the Lovelock tensors (higher curvature generalizations of the Einstein tensor) of the base metric must all be proportional to the metric. Hence, allowed base metrics form a subclass of Einstein metrics. This subclass includes so-called ‘universal metrics’, which have been previously investigated as solutions to quantum-corrected field equations. For specially tuned values of the Lovelock couplings, we find that the Lovelock tensors of the base metric need to satisfy fewer constraints. For example, for Lovelock theories with a unique vacuum there is only a single such constraint, a case previously identified in the literature, and brane solutions can be straightforwardly constructed.

  6. Brane induced gravity: Ghosts and naturalness

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    Eglseer, Ludwig; Niedermann, Florian; Schneider, Robert

    2015-10-01

    Linear stability of brane induced gravity in two codimensions on a static pure tension background is investigated. The brane is regularized as a ring of finite circumference in extra space. By explicitly calculating the vacuum persistence amplitude of the corresponding quantum theory, we show that the parameter space is divided into two regions—one corresponding to a stable Minkowski vacuum on the brane and one being plagued by ghost instabilities. This analytical result affirms a recent nonlinear, but mainly numerical analysis. The main result is that the ghost is absent for a sufficiently large brane tension, in perfect agreement with a value expected from a natural effective field theory point of view. Unfortunately, the linearly stable parameter regime is either ruled out phenomenologically or becomes unstable for nontrivial cosmologies. We argue that supercritical brane backgrounds constitute the remaining window of opportunity. In the special case of a tensionless brane, we find that the ghost exists for all phenomenologically relevant values of the induced gravity scale. Regarding this case, there are contradicting results in the literature, and we are able to fully resolve this controversy by explicitly uncovering the errors made in the "no-ghost" analysis. Finally, a Hamiltonian analysis generalizes the ghost result to more than two codimensions.

  7. Holographic cosmology from BIonic solutions

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Faizal, Mir; Setare, Mohammad Reza; Ali, Ahmed Farag

    2017-02-01

    In this paper, we will use a BIonic solution for analyzing the holographic cosmology. A BIonic solution is a configuration of a D3-brane and an anti-D3-brane connected by a wormhole, and holographic cosmology is a recent proposal to explain cosmic expansion by using the holographic principle. In our model, a BIonic configuration will be produced by the transition of fundamental black strings. The formation of a BIonic configuration will cause inflation. As the D3-brane moves away from the anti-D3-brane, the wormhole will get annihilated, and the inflation will end with the annihilation of this wormhole. However, it is possible for a D3-brane to collide with an anti-D3-brane. Such a collision will occur if the distance between the D3-brane and the anti-D3-brane reduces, and this will create tachyonic states. We will demonstrate that these tachyonic states will lead to the formation of a new wormhole, and this will cause acceleration of the universe before such a collision.

  8. A compact codimension-two braneworld with precisely one brane

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    Akerblom, Nikolas; Cornelissen, Gunther

    2010-06-15

    Building on earlier work on football-shaped extra dimensions, we construct a compact codimension-two braneworld with precisely one brane. The two extra dimensions topologically represent a 2-torus which is stabilized by a bulk cosmological constant and magnetic flux. The torus has positive constant curvature almost everywhere, except for a single conical singularity at the location of the brane. In contradistinction to the football-shaped case, there is no fine-tuning required for the brane tension. We also present some plausibility arguments why the model should not suffer from serious stability issues.

  9. Duality cascade in brane inflation

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    Bean, Rachel; Chen Xingang; Hailu, Girma; Henry Tye, S-H; Xu Jiajun E-mail: xgchen@mit.edu E-mail: tye@lepp.cornell.edu

    2008-03-15

    We show that brane inflation is very sensitive to tiny sharp features in extra dimensions, including those in the potential and in the warp factor. This can show up as observational signatures in the power spectrum and/or non-Gaussianities of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR). One general example of such sharp features is a succession of small steps in a warped throat, caused by Seiberg duality cascade using gauge/gravity duality. We study the cosmological observational consequences of these steps in brane inflation. Since the steps come in a series, the prediction of other steps and their properties can be tested by future data and analysis. It is also possible that the steps are too close to be resolved in the power spectrum, in which case they may show up only in the non-Gaussianity of the CMB temperature fluctuations and/or EE polarization. We study two cases. In the slow-roll scenario, where steps appear in the inflaton potential, the sensitivity of brane inflation to the height and width of the steps is increased by several orders of magnitude compared to that in previously studied large field models. In the IR DBI scenario, where steps appear in the warp factor, we find that the glitches in the power spectrum caused by these sharp features are generally small or even unobservable, but associated distinctive non-Gaussianity can be large. Together with its large negative running of the power spectrum index, this scenario clearly illustrates how rich and different a brane inflationary scenario can be when compared to generic slow-roll inflation. Such distinctive stringy features may provide a powerful probe of superstring theory.

  10. Running with rugby balls: bulk renormalization of codimension-2 branes

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    Williams, M.; Burgess, C. P.; van Nierop, L.; Salvio, A.

    2013-01-01

    We compute how one-loop bulk effects renormalize both bulk and brane effective interactions for geometries sourced by codimension-two branes. We do so by explicitly integrating out spin-zero, -half and -one particles in 6-dimensional Einstein-Maxwell-Scalar theories compactified to 4 dimensions on a flux-stabilized 2D geometry. (Our methods apply equally well for D dimensions compactified to D - 2 dimensions, although our explicit formulae do not capture all divergences when D > 6.) The renormalization of bulk interactions are independent of the boundary conditions assumed at the brane locations, and reproduce standard heat-kernel calculations. Boundary conditions at any particular brane do affect how bulk loops renormalize this brane's effective action, but not the renormalization of other distant branes. Although we explicitly compute our loops using a rugby ball geometry, because we follow only UV effects our results apply more generally to any geometry containing codimension-two sources with conical singularities. Our results have a variety of uses, including calculating the UV sensitivity of one-loop vacuum energy seen by observers localized on the brane. We show how these one-loop effects combine in a surprising way with bulk back-reaction to give the complete low-energy effective cosmological constant, and comment on the relevance of this calculation to proposed applications of codimension-two 6D models to solutions of the hierarchy and cosmological constant problems.

  11. Two-branes with variable tension model and the effective Newtonian constant

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    Hoff da Silva, J. M.

    2011-03-15

    It is shown that, in the two brane time variation model framework, if the hidden brane tension varies according to the phenomenological Eoetvoes law, the visible brane tension behavior is such that its time derivative is negative in the past and positive after a specific time of cosmological evolution. This behavior is interpreted in terms of a useful mechanical system analog and its relation with the variation of the Newtonian (effective) gravitational ''constant'' is explored.

  12. Braneworld mimetic cosmology

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    Sadeghnezhad, Naser; Nozari, Kourosh

    2017-06-01

    We extend the idea of mimetic gravity to a Randall-Sundrum II braneworld model. As for the 4-dimensional mimetic gravity, we isolate the conformal degree of freedom of 5-dimensional gravity in a covariant manner. We assume the bulk metric to be made up of a non-dynamical scalar field Φ and an auxiliary metric G˜AB so that GAB =G˜CDΦ,CΦ,DG˜AB where A , B , . . . are the bulk spacetime indices. Then we show that the induced conformal degree of freedom on the brane as an induced scalar field, plays the role of a mimetic field on the brane. In fact, we suppose that the scalar degree of freedom which mimics the dark sectors on the brane has its origin on the bulk scalar field, Φ. By adopting some suitable mimetic potentials on the brane, we show that this brane mimetic field explains the late time cosmic expansion in the favor of observational data: the equation of state parameter of this field crosses the cosmological constant line in near past from quintessence to phantom phase in a redshift well in the range of observation. We show also that this induced mimetic scalar field has the capability to explain initial time cosmological inflation. We study parameter space of the models numerically in order to constraint the models with Planck2015 data set.

  13. The Einstein equations on the 3-brane world

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    Shiromizu, Tetsuya; Maeda, Kei-Ichi; Sasaki, Misao

    2000-07-01

    We carefully investigate the gravitational equations of the brane world, in which all the matter forces except gravity are confined on the 3-brane in a 5-dimensional spacetime with Z2 symmetry. We derive the effective gravitational equations on the brane, which reduce to the conventional Einstein equations in the low energy limit. From our general argument we conclude that the first Randall-Sundrum-type theory predicts that the brane with a negative tension is an antigravity world and hence should be excluded from the physical point of view. Their second-type theory where the brane has a positive tension provides the correct signature of gravity. In this latter case, if the bulk spacetime is exactly anti-de Sitter spacetime, generically the matter on the brane is required to be spatially homogeneous because of the Bianchi identities. By allowing deviations from anti-de Sitter spacetime in the bulk, the situation will be relaxed and the Bianchi identities give just the relation between the Weyl tensor and the energy momentum tensor. In the present brane world scenario, the effective Einstein equations cease to be valid during an era when the cosmological constant on the brane is not well defined, such as in the case of the matter dominated by the potential energy of the scalar field.

  14. Hybrid Bloch brane

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    Bazeia, D.; Lima, Elisama E. M.; Losano, L.

    2017-02-01

    This work reports on models described by two real scalar fields coupled with gravity in the five-dimensional spacetime, with a warped geometry involving one infinite extra dimension. Through a mechanism that smoothly changes a thick brane into a hybrid brane, one investigates the appearance of hybrid branes hosting internal structure, characterized by the splitting on the energy density and the volcano potential, induced by the parameter which controls interactions between the two scalar fields. In particular, we investigate distinct symmetric and asymmetric hybrid brane scenarios.

  15. Spacelike brane actions.

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    Hashimoto, Koji; Ho, Pei-Ming; Wang, John E

    2003-04-11

    We derive effective actions for "spacelike branes" (S-branes) and find a solution describing the formation of fundamental strings in the rolling tachyon background. The S-brane action is a Dirac-Born-Infeld action for Euclidean world volumes defined in the context of time-dependent tachyon condensation of non-BPS (Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield) branes. It includes gauge fields and, in particular, a scalar field associated with translation along the time direction. We show that the BIon spike solutions constructed in this system correspond to the production of a confined electric flux tube (a fundamental string) at late time of the rolling tachyon.

  16. Brane big bang brought on by a bulk bubble

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    Gen, Uchida; Ishibashi, Akihiro; Tanaka, Takahiro

    2002-07-01

    We propose an alternative inflationary universe scenario in the context of Randall-Sundrum braneworld cosmology. In this new scenario the existence of extra dimension(s) plays an essential role. First, the brane universe is initially in the inflationary phase driven by the effective cosmological constant induced by a small mismatch between the vacuum energy in the five-dimensional bulk and the brane tension. This mismatch arises since the bulk is initially in a false vacuum. Then, false vacuum decay occurs, nucleating a true vacuum bubble with negative energy inside the bulk. The nucleated bubble expands in the bulk and consequently hits the brane, causing a hot big-bang brane universe of the Randall-Sundrum type. Here, the termination of the inflationary phase is due to the change of the bulk vacuum energy. The bubble kinetic energy heats up the universe. As a simple realization, we propose a model in which we assume an interaction between the brane and the bubble. We derive the constraints on the model parameters taking into account the following requirements: solving the flatness problem, no force which prohibits the bubble from colliding with the brane, a sufficiently high reheating temperature for the standard nucleosynthesis to work, and the recovery of Newton's law up to 1 mm. We find that a fine-tuning is needed in order to satisfy the first and the second requirements simultaneously, although the other constraints are satisfied in a wide range of the model parameters.

  17. Ekpyrotic and cyclic cosmology

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    Lehners, Jean-Luc

    2008-09-01

    Ekpyrotic and cyclic cosmologies provide theories of the very early and of the very late universe. In these models, the big bang is described as a collision of branes — and thus the big bang is not the beginning of time. Before the big bang, there is an ekpyrotic phase with equation of state w=Pρ≫1 (where P is the average pressure and ρ the average energy density) during which the universe slowly contracts. This phase resolves the standard cosmological puzzles and generates a nearly scale-invariant spectrum of cosmological perturbations containing a significant non-Gaussian component. At the same time it produces small-amplitude gravitational waves with a blue spectrum. The dark energy dominating the present-day cosmological evolution is reinterpreted as a small attractive force between our brane and a parallel one. This force eventually induces a new ekpyrotic phase and a new brane collision, leading to the idea of a cyclic universe. This review discusses the detailed properties of these models, their embedding in M-theory and their viability, with an emphasis on open issues and observational signatures.

  18. A delicate universe: compactification obstacles to D-brane inflation.

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    Baumann, Daniel; Dymarsky, Anatoly; Klebanov, Igor R; McAllister, Liam; Steinhardt, Paul J

    2007-10-05

    We investigate whether explicit models of warped D-brane inflation are possible in string compactifications. To this end, we study the potential for D3-brane motion in a warped conifold that includes holomorphically embedded D7-branes involved in moduli stabilization. The presence of the D7-branes significantly modifies the inflaton potential. We construct an example based on a very simple and symmetric embedding due to Kuperstein, z1= const, in which it is possible to fine-tune the potential so that slow-roll inflation can occur. The resulting model is rather delicate: inflation occurs in the vicinity of an inflection point, and the cosmological predictions are extremely sensitive to the precise shape of the potential.

  19. Codimension-2 Brane Black Holes

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    Zamorano, Nelson; Arias, Cesar; Ordenes, Ariel; Guzman, Francisco

    2012-03-01

    We analyze the geometry associated to a six dimensional solution of the Einstein's equations. It describes a Schwarzschild de-Sitter black hole on a 3-brane, surrounded by a two dimensional compact bulk. A four dimensional effective cosmological constant and a Planck mass are matched to their six dimensional counterpart. Deviation from Newton's law are computed in both of the solutions found. To learn about the geometry of the bulk, we study the geodesics in this sector. At least, in our opinion, there are some features of these solutions that makes worth to pursue this analysis. The singularity associated to the warped bulk is controlled by the mass M of the black hole. It vanishes if we set M=0. In the same context, it makes an interesting problem to study the Gregory-Laflamme instability in this context [1]. Another feature is the rugby ball type of geometry exhibited by these solutions [2]. They end up in two conical singularities at its respective poles. The branes are located precisely at the poles. Besides, a Wick's rotation generates a connection between different solutions. [4pt] [1] R. Gregory and R. Laflamme, Phys. Rev Lett., 70,2837 (1993)[0pt] [2] S. M. Carroll and M. M. Guica, arXiv:hep-th/0302067

  20. The spectrum of FZZT branes beyond the planar limit

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    Atkin, Max R.; Wheater, John F.

    2011-02-01

    Minimal string theory has a number of FZZT brane boundary states; one for each Cardy state of the minimal model. It was conjectured by Seiberg and Shih that all branes in a minimal string theory could be expressed as a linear combination of the brane associated to the identity operator of the minimal model with complex shifts in the boundary cosmological constant. Subsequently it was found that this identification of FZZT branes does not hold exactly for some cylinder amplitudes but was spoiled by terms that are associated with vanishing worldsheet area and are therefore non-universal. In this paper we investigate this claim systematically, using both Liouville and matrix model methods, beyond the planar limit. We find that the aforementioned identification of FZZT branes is spoiled by terms that do not admit an interpretation as non-universal terms. Furthermore, the spoiling terms as computed using the matrix model are found to be in agreement with those coming from Liouville theory, which also suggests that these terms have universal meaning. Finally, we also investigate the identification of FZZT branes by replacing the boundary state with a sum of local operators. We find in this case that the brane associated with the identity operator appears to be special as it is the only one to correctly reproduce the correlation numbers for bulk operators on the torus.

  1. Brane resolution through fibration

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    Vázquez-Poritz, Justin F.; Zhang, Zhibai

    2012-11-01

    We consider p-branes with one or more circular directions fibered over the transverse space. The fibration, in conjunction with the transverse space having a blown-up cycle, enables these p-brane solutions to be completely regular. Some such circularly wrapped D3-brane solutions describe flows from SU(N)3 N=2 theory, F0 theory, as well as an infinite family of superconformal quiver gauge theories, down to three-dimensional field theories. We discuss the operators that are turned on away from the UV fixed points. Similarly, there are wrapped M2-brane solutions which describe smooth flows from known three-dimensional supersymmetric Chern-Simons matter theories, such as Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena theory. We also consider p-brane solutions on gravitational instantons, and discuss various ways in which U-duality can be applied to yield other nonsingular solutions.

  2. Higher-order brane gravity models

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    Dabrowski, Mariusz P.; Balcerzak, Adam

    2010-06-23

    We discuss a very general theory of gravity, of which Lagrangian is an arbitrary function of the curvature invariants, on the brane. In general, the formulation of the junction conditions (except for Euler characteristics such as Gauss-Bonnet term) leads to the powers of the delta function and requires regularization. We suggest the way to avoid such a problem by imposing the metric and its first derivative to be regular at the brane, the second derivative to have a kink, the third derivative of the metric to have a step function discontinuity, and no sooner as the fourth derivative of the metric to give the delta function contribution to the field equations. Alternatively, we discuss the reduction of the fourth-order gravity to the second order theory by introducing extra scalar and tensor fields: the scalaron and the tensoron. In order to obtain junction conditions we apply two methods: the application of the Gauss-Codazzi formalism and the application of the generalized Gibbons-Hawking boundary terms which are appended to the appropriate actions. In the most general case we derive junction conditions without assuming the continuity of the scalaron and the tensoron on the brane. The derived junction conditions can serve studying the cosmological implications of the higher-order brane gravity models.

  3. Primordial spikes from wrapped brane inflation

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    Kobayashi, Takeshi; Yokoyama, Jun'ichi E-mail: yokoyama@resceu.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    2013-02-01

    Cosmic inflation driven by branes wrapping the extra dimensions involves Kaluza-Klein (KK) degrees of freedom in addition to the zero-mode position of the brane which plays the role of the inflaton. As the wrapped brane passes by localized sources or features along its inflationary trajectory in the extra dimensional space, the KK modes along the wrapped direction are excited and start to oscillate during inflation. We show that the oscillating KK modes induce parametric resonance for the curvature perturbations, generating sharp signals in the perturbation spectrum. The effective four dimensional picture is a theory where the inflaton couples to the heavy KK modes. The Nambu-Goto action of the brane sources couplings between the inflaton kinetic terms and the KK modes, which trigger significant resonant amplification of the curvature perturbations. We find that the strong resonant effects are localized to narrow wave number ranges, producing spikes in the perturbation spectrum. Investigation of such resonant signals opens up the possibility of probing the extra dimensional space through cosmological observations.

  4. Effective cosmological equations of induced f(R) gravity

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    Apostolopoulos, Pantelis S.; Tetradis, Nikolaos; Brouzakis, Nikolaos E-mail: nbruzak@ifae.es

    2010-08-01

    We expand the study of generalized brane cosmologies by allowing for an f( R-tilde ) gravity term on the brane, with R-tilde the curvature scalar derived from the induced metric. We also include arbitrary matter components on the brane and in the five-dimensional bulk. At low energies, the effect of the bulk on the brane evolution can be described through a mirage component, termed generalized dark radiation, in the effective four-dimensional field equations. Using the covariant formalism, we derive the exact form of these equations. We also derive an effective conservation equation involving the brane matter and the generalized dark radiation. At low energies the coupled brane-bulk system has a purely four-dimensional description. The applications of the formalism include generalizations of the Starobinsky model and the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati cosmology.

  5. Anisotropy in Born-Infeld brane cosmology

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    Haghani, Zahra; Sepangi, Hamid Reza; Shahidi, Shahab

    2011-03-15

    The accelerated expansion of the Universe together with its present day isotropy has posed an interesting challenge to the numerous model theories presented over the years to describe them. In this paper, we address the above questions in the context of a braneworld model where the Universe is filled with Born-Infeld matter. We show that in such a model, the Universe evolves from a highly anisotropic state to its present isotropic form, which has entered an accelerated expanding phase.

  6. Large field inflation from D-branes

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    Escobar, Dagoberto; Landete, Aitor; Marchesano, Fernando; Regalado, Diego

    2016-04-01

    We propose new large field inflation scenarios built on the framework of F-term axion monodromy. Our setup is based on string compactifications where D-branes create potentials for closed string axions via F-terms. Because the source of the axion potential is different from the standard sources of moduli stabilization, it is possible to lower the inflaton mass as compared to other massive scalars. We discuss a particular class of models based on type IIA flux compactifications with D6-branes. In the small field regime they describe supergravity models of quadratic chaotic inflation with a stabilizer field. In the large field regime the inflaton potential displays a flattening effect due to Planck suppressed corrections, allowing us to easily fit the cosmological parameters of the model within current experimental bounds.

  7. The Kasner brane

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    Roberts, Mark D.

    2015-10-01

    Solutions are found to field equations constructed from the Pauli, Bach and Gauss-Bonnet quadratic tensors to the Kasner and Kasner brane spacetimes in up to five dimensions. A double Kasner space is shown to have a vacuum solution. Brane solutions in which the bulk components of the Einstein tensor vanish are also looked at and for four-branes a solution similar to radiation Robertson-Walker spacetime is found. Matter trapping of a test scalar field and a test perfect fluid are investigated using energy conditions.

  8. Comments on D-brane dynamics near NS5-branes

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    Sahakyan, David A.

    2004-10-01

    We study the properties of a D-brane in the presence of k NS5 branes. The Dirac-Born-Infeld action describing the dynamics of this D-brane is very similar to that of a non-BPS D-brane in ten dimensions. As the D-brane approaches the fivebranes, its equation of state approaches that of a pressureless fluid. In non-BPS D-brane case this is considered as an evidence for the decay of the D-brane into ``tachyon matter''. We show that in our case similar behavior is the consequence of the motion of the D-brane. In particular in the rest frame of the moving D-brane the equation of state is that of a usual D-brane, for which the pressure is equal to the energy density. We also compute the total cross-section for the decay of the D-brane into closed string modes and show that the emitted energy has a power like divergence for D0, D1 and D2 branes, while converges for higher dimensional D-branes. We also speculate on the possibility that the infalling D-brane describes a decaying defect in six dimensional Little String Theory.

  9. Thermodynamics of anisotropic branes

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    Ávila, Daniel; Fernández, Daniel; Patiño, Leonardo; Trancanelli, Diego

    2016-11-01

    We study the thermodynamics of flavor D7-branes embedded in an anisotropic black brane solution of type IIB supergravity. The flavor branes undergo a phase transition between a `Minkowski embedding', in which they lie outside of the horizon, and a `black hole embedding', in which they fall into the horizon. This transition depends on the black hole temperature, its degree of anisotropy, and the mass of the flavor degrees of freedom. It happens either at a critical temperature or at a critical anisotropy. A general lesson we learn from this analysis is that the anisotropy, in this particular realization, induces similar effects as the temperature. In particular, increasing the anisotropy bends the branes more and more into the horizon. Moreover, we observe that the transition becomes smoother for higher anisotropies.

  10. Inflation from Intersecting Branes

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    Leblond, Louis

    2007-11-20

    We propose a new scenario for D-term inflation which appears quite straightforwardly in the open string sector of intersecting brane models. We take the inflaton to be a chiral field in a bifundamental representation of the hidden sector and we argue that a sufficiently flat potential can be brane engineered. This type of model generically predicts a near gaussian red spectrum with negligible tensor modes.

  11. D-brane bremsstrahlung

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    Bachlechner, Thomas C.; McAllister, Liam

    2013-10-01

    We study the dynamics of ultrarelativistic D-branes. The dominant phenomenon is bremsstrahlung: mild acceleration induced by closed string interactions triggers extremely rapid energy loss through radiation of massless closed strings. After characterizing bremsstrahlung from a general k-dimensional extended object in a D-dimensional spacetime, we incorporate effects specific to D-branes, including velocity-dependent forces and open string pair creation. We then show that dissipation due to bremsstrahlung can substantially alter the dynamics in DBI inflation.

  12. Towards an explicit model of D-brane inflation

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    Baumann, Daniel; Dymarsky, Anatoly; Klebanov, Igor R; McAllister, Liam E-mail: dymarsky@stanford.edu E-mail: liam@lepp.cornell.edu

    2008-01-15

    We present a detailed analysis of an explicit model of warped D-brane inflation, incorporating the effects of moduli stabilization. We consider the potential for D3-brane motion in a warped conifold background that includes fluxes and holomorphically embedded D7-branes involved in moduli stabilization. Although the D7-branes significantly modify the inflaton potential, they do not correct the quadratic term in the potential, and hence do not cause a uniform change in the slow roll parameter eta. Nevertheless, we present a simple example based on the Kuperstein embedding of D7-branes, z{sub 1} = constant, in which the potential can be fine-tuned to be sufficiently flat for inflation. To derive this result, it is essential to incorporate the fact that the compactification volume changes slightly as the D3-brane moves. We stress that the compactification geometry dictates certain relationships among the parameters in the inflaton Lagrangian, and these microscopic constraints impose severe restrictions on the space of possible models. We note that the shape of the final inflaton potential differs from projections given in earlier studies: in configurations where inflation occurs, it does so near an inflection point. Finally, we comment on the difficulty of making precise cosmological predictions in this scenario. This is the companion paper to Baumann et al (2007 Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 141601)

  13. Towards an explicit model of D-brane inflation

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    Baumann, Daniel; Dymarsky, Anatoly; Klebanov, Igor R.; McAllister, Liam

    2008-01-01

    We present a detailed analysis of an explicit model of warped D-brane inflation, incorporating the effects of moduli stabilization. We consider the potential for D3-brane motion in a warped conifold background that includes fluxes and holomorphically embedded D7-branes involved in moduli stabilization. Although the D7-branes significantly modify the inflaton potential, they do not correct the quadratic term in the potential, and hence do not cause a uniform change in the slow roll parameter eta. Nevertheless, we present a simple example based on the Kuperstein embedding of D7-branes, z1 = constant, in which the potential can be fine-tuned to be sufficiently flat for inflation. To derive this result, it is essential to incorporate the fact that the compactification volume changes slightly as the D3-brane moves. We stress that the compactification geometry dictates certain relationships among the parameters in the inflaton Lagrangian, and these microscopic constraints impose severe restrictions on the space of possible models. We note that the shape of the final inflaton potential differs from projections given in earlier studies: in configurations where inflation occurs, it does so near an inflection point. Finally, we comment on the difficulty of making precise cosmological predictions in this scenario. This is the companion paper to Baumann et al (2007 Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 141601).

  14. Five-dimensional Nernst branes from special geometry

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    Dempster, P.; Errington, D.; Gutowski, J.; Mohaupt, T.

    2016-11-01

    We construct Nernst brane solutions, that is black branes with zero entropy density in the extremal limit, of FI-gauged minimal five-dimensional supergravity coupled to an arbitrary number of vector multiplets. While the scalars take specific constant values and dynamically determine the value of the cosmological constant in terms of the FI-parameters, the metric takes the form of a boosted AdS Schwarzschild black brane. This metric can be brought to the Carter-Novotný-Horský form that has previously been observed to occur in certain limits of boosted D3-branes. By dimensional reduction to four dimensions we recover the four-dimensional Nernst branes of arXiv:1501.07863 and show how the five-dimensional lift resolves all their UV singularities. The dynamics of the compactification circle, which expands both in the UV and in the IR, plays a crucial role. At asymptotic infinity, the curvature singularity of the four-dimensional metric and the run-away behaviour of the four-dimensional scalar combine in such a way that the lifted solution becomes asymptotic to AdS5. Moreover, the existence of a finite chemical potential in four dimensions is related to fact that the compactification circle has a finite minimal value. While it is not clear immediately how to embed our solutions into string theory, we argue that the same type of dictionary as proposed for boosted D3-branes should apply, although with a lower amount of supersymmetry.

  15. k-stabilization in brane models

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    Olechowski, M.

    2008-10-15

    Stabilization of interbrane distance is analyzed in five-dimensional models with higher-order scalar kinetic terms. Equations of motion and boundary conditions for background and for scalar perturbations are presented. Conditions sufficient and (with one exception) necessary for stability are derived and discussed. It is shown that it is possible to construct stable brane configurations even without scalar potentials and cosmological constants. As a by-product we identify a large class of nonstandard boundary conditions for which the Sturm-Liouville operator is Hermitian.

  16. Born-Infeld extension of Lovelock brane gravity in the system of M0-branes and its application for the emergence of Pauli exclusion principle in BIonic superconductors

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    Sepehri, Alireza

    2016-07-01

    Recently, some authors (Cruz and Rojas, 2013 [1]) have constructed a Born-Infeld type action which may be written in terms of the Lovelock brane Lagrangians for a given dimension p. We reconsider their model in M-theory and study the process of birth and growth of nonlinear spinor and bosonic gravity during the construction of Mp-branes. Then, by application of this idea to BIonic system, we construct a BIonic superconductor in the background of nonlinear gravity. In this model, first, M0-branes link to each other and build an M5-brane and an anti-M5-brane connected by an M2-brane. M0-branes are zero dimensional objects that only scalars are attached to them. By constructing higher dimensional branes from M0-branes, gauge fields are produced. Also, if M0-branes don't link to each other completely, the symmetry of system is broken and fermions are created. The curvature produced by fermions has the opposite sign the curvature produced by gauge fields. Fermions on M5-branes and M2 plays the role of bridge between them. By passing time, M2 dissolves in M5's and nonlinear bosonic and spinor gravities are produced. By closing M5-branes towards each other, coupling of two identical fermions on two branes to each other causes that the square mass of their system becomes negative and some tachyonic states are created. For removing these tachyons, M5-branes compact, the sign of gravity between branes reverses, anti-gravity is produced which causes that branes and identical fermions get away from each other. This is the reason for the emergence of Pauli exclusion principle in Bionic system. Also, the spinor gravity vanishes and its energy builds a new M2 between M5-branes. We obtain the resistivity in this system and find that its value decreases by closing M5 branes to each other and shrinks to zero at colliding point of branes. This idea has different applications. For example, in cosmology, universes are located on M5-branes and M2-brane has the role of bridge between

  17. Cosmology on a cosmic ring

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    Niedermann, Florian; Schneider, Robert E-mail: robert.bob.schneider@physik.uni-muenchen.de

    2015-03-01

    We derive the modified Friedmann equations for a generalization of the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati (DGP) model in which the brane has one additional compact dimension. The main new feature is the emission of gravitational waves into the bulk. We study two classes of solutions: first, if the compact dimension is stabilized, the waves vanish and one exactly recovers DGP cosmology. However, a stabilization by means of physical matter is not possible for a tension-dominated brane, thus implying a late time modification of 4D cosmology different from DGP. Second, for a freely expanding compact direction, we find exact attractor solutions with zero 4D Hubble parameter despite the presence of a 4D cosmological constant. The model hence constitutes an explicit example of dynamical degravitation at the full nonlinear level. Without stabilization, however, there is no 4D regime and the model is ruled out observationally, as we demonstrate explicitly by comparing to supernova data.

  18. Multidimensional integrable models of gravitation and cosmology

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    Ivashchuk, V. D.; Melnikov, V. N.

    Review of the motivation and main results in multidimentional gravitation and cosmology is presented. Special attention is devoted to results within the model with scalar fields and fields of forms in the billiard approach for obtaining cosmological solutions with branes and integrable configurations with fluxand black branes. In case of the quantum billiard with branes it is shown that the basis solutions for wave functions vanish in the limit of the formation of billiard walls (i.e., at the singularity) for the D = 11 model which mimics the D = 11 supergravitational cosmology. Another fruitful approach - to multidimensional gravity with higher derivatives is mentioned, which leads to a unified description of inflation and the present accelerated expansion of the Universe. Some of these models explain possible spatial and temporal variations of the fine structure and the gravitational constants.

  19. Brane worlds in critical gravity

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    Chen, Feng-Wei; Liu, Yu-Xiao; Zhong, Yuan; Wang, Yong-Qiang; Wu, Shao-Feng

    2013-11-01

    Recently, Lü and Pope proposed critical gravities in [Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 181302 (2011)]. In this paper we construct analytic brane solutions in critical gravity with matter. The Gibbons-Hawking surface term and junction condition are investigated, and the thin and thick brane solutions are obtained. All these branes are embedded in five-dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetimes. Our solutions are stable against scalar perturbations, and the zero modes of scalar perturbations cannot be localized on the branes.

  20. Asymmetric Wormholes via Electrically Charged Lightlike Branes

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    Guendelman, E.; Kaganovich, A.; Nissimov, E.; Pacheva, S.

    2010-06-17

    We consider a self-consistent Einstein-Maxwell-Kalb-Ramond system in the bulk D = 4 space-time interacting with a variable-tension electrically charged lightlike brane. The latter serves both as a material and charge source for gravity and electromagnetism, as well as it dynamically generates a bulk space varying cosmological constant. We find an asymmetric wormhole solution describing two 'universes' with different spherically symmetric black-hole-type geometries connected through a 'throat' occupied by the lightlike brane. The electrically neutral 'left universe' comprises the exterior region of Schwarzschild-de-Sitter (or pure Schwarzschild) space-time above the inner(Schwarzschild-type) horizon, whereas the electrically charged 'right universe' consists of the exterior Reissner-Nordstroem (or Reissner-Nordstroem-de-Sitter) black hole region beyond the outer Reissner-Nordstroem horizon. All physical parameters of the wormhole are uniquely determined by two free parameters - the electric charge and Kalb-Ramond coupling of the lightlike brane.

  1. Lectures on Warped Compactifications and Stringy Brane Constructions

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    Kachru, Shamit

    2001-07-26

    In these lectures, two different aspects of brane world scenarios in 5d gravity or string theory are discussed. In the first two lectures, work on how warped compactifications of 5d gravity theories can change the guise of the hierarchy problem and the cosmological constant problem is reviewed, and a discussion of several issues which remain unclear in this context is provided. In the next two lectures, microscopic constructions in string theory which involve D-branes wrapped on cycles of Calabi-Yau manifolds are described. The focus is on computing the superpotential in the brane worldvolume field theory. Such calculations may be a necessary step towards understanding e.g. supersymmetry breaking and moduli stabilization in stringy realizations of such scenarios, and are of intrinsic interest as probes of the quantum geometry of the Calabi-Yau space.

  2. Fragmentation of spinning branes

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    Yamada, D.

    2008-07-01

    The near-horizon geometries of spinning D3-, M2- and M5-branes are examined by the probes immersed in a co-rotating frame. It is found that the geometries become unstable at critical values of the spin angular velocity by emitting the branes. We show that this instability corresponds to the metastability of the black hole systems and different from the known (local) thermodynamic instability. For the D3 case, the instability found here is in complete agreement with the known metastability of the \\mathcal{N}=4 super-Yang Mills theory with R-symmetry chemical potentials.

  3. Quantum Gravity and Cosmology: an intimate interplay

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    Sakellariadou, Mairi

    2017-08-01

    I will briefly discuss three cosmological models built upon three distinct quantum gravity proposals. I will first highlight the cosmological rôle of a vector field in the framework of a string/brane cosmological model. I will then present the resolution of the big bang singularity and the occurrence of an early era of accelerated expansion of a geometric origin, in the framework of group field theory condensate cosmology. I will then summarise results from an extended gravitational model based on non-commutative spectral geometry, a model that offers a purely geometric explanation for the standard model of particle physics.

  4. Branes in Gravity's Rainbow

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    Ashour, Amani; Faizal, Mir; Ali, Ahmed Farag; Hammad, Fayçal

    2016-05-01

    In this work, we investigate the thermodynamics of black p-branes (BB) in the context of Gravity's Rainbow. We investigate this using rainbow functions that have been motivated from loop quantum gravity and κ -Minkowski non-commutative spacetime. Then for the sake of comparison, we examine a couple of other rainbow functions that have also appeared in the literature. We show that, for consistency, Gravity's Rainbow imposes a constraint on the minimum mass of the BB, a constraint that we interpret here as implying the existence of a black p-brane remnant. This interpretation is supported by the computation of the black p-brane's heat capacity that shows that the latter vanishes when the Schwarzschild radius takes on a value that is bigger than its extremal limit. We found that the same conclusion is reached for the third version of rainbow functions treated here but not with the second one for which only standard black p-brane thermodynamics is recovered.

  5. Intersecting S-branes and an anisotropic models of dark energy

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    Orlov, Dmitry G.

    2008-10-10

    We consider an anisotropic S-brane (space-like hyperbrane) solutions in application to cosmological model. The gravity-dilaton-antisymmetric form field initial model is compactified of extra space and we get four dimensional space (space of three dimensional S-brane plus time coordinate). Dynamic of obtained model depends from the dynamic of compactified space. In all cases of extra space in such cosmological models the primordial inflationary phase was obtained. Focus attention to the question of an anisotropy of space and an improving a number of e-folding.

  6. Backreacting D-brane instantons on branes at singularities

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    García-Valdecasas Tenreiro, Eduardo; Uranga, Angel

    2017-08-01

    Non-perturbative D-brane instanton effects in 4d N=1 string compactifications can be geometrized in terms of a backreacted generalized geometry. We extend earlier results to setups in which the D-brane instanton is charged under the 4d gauge symmetries, and show that the backreacted topology yields the correct charged field theory operators in the 4d effective action. In type IIA models with D6-branes, the backreaction of D2-brane instantons forces the recombination of D6-branes, such that the 4d charged field theory operators arise from basic worldsheet instantons in the backreacted geometry. We provide large classes of examples of D2-brane instanton effects on intersecting D6-brane systems in local models mirror to D3-branes at singularities. The backreacted geometry and the field theory operators are easily encoded in terms of simple operations in the graphs arising from the underlying dimer diagrams. This description agrees, in the appropriate cases, with the complex deformations triggered by certain fractional branes at the bottom of duality cascades.

  7. Galileons on cosmological backgrounds

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    Goon, Garrett; Hinterbichler, Kurt; Trodden, Mark E-mail: kurthi@physics.upenn.edu

    2011-12-01

    We construct four-dimensional effective field theories of a generalized DBI galileon field, the dynamics of which naturally take place on a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker spacetime. The theories are invariant under non-linear symmetry transformations, which can be thought of as being inherited from five-dimensional bulk Killing symmetries via the probe brane technique through which they are constructed. The resulting model provides a framework in which to explore the cosmological role that galileons may play as the universe evolves.

  8. Branes in Poisson sigma models

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    Falceto, Fernando

    2010-07-28

    In this review we discuss possible boundary conditions (branes) for the Poisson sigma model. We show how to carry out the perturbative quantization in the presence of a general pre-Poisson brane and how this is related to the deformation quantization of Poisson structures. We conclude with an open problem: the perturbative quantization of the system when the boundary has several connected components and we use a different pre-Poisson brane in every component.

  9. Brane-antibrane democracy

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    Kallosh, R.; Rajaraman, A.

    1996-11-01

    We suggest a duality-invariant formula for the entropy and temperature of nonextreme black holes in supersymmetric string theory. The entropy is given in terms of the duality-invariant parameter of the deviation from extremality and 56 SU(8) covariant central charges. It interpolates between the entropies of Schwarzschild solution and extremal solutions with various amount of unbroken supersymmetries, and therefore, serves for classification of black holes in supersymmetric string theories. We introduce the second auxiliary 56 via an E(7) symmetric constraint. The symmetric and antisymmetric combinations of these two multiplets are related via moduli to the corresponding two fundamental representations of E(7): brane and antibrane {open_quote}{open_quote}numbers.{close_quote}{close_quote} Using the {ital CPT} as well as {ital C} symmetry of the entropy formula and duality one can explain the mysterious simplicity of the nonextreme black hole area formula in terms of branes and antibranes. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  10. Brane-antibrane democracy

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    Kallosh, Renata; Rajaraman, Arvind

    1996-11-01

    We suggest a duality-invariant formula for the entropy and temperature of nonextreme black holes in supersymmetric string theory. The entropy is given in terms of the duality-invariant parameter of the deviation from extremality and 56 SU(8) covariant central charges. It interpolates between the entropies of Schwarzschild solution and extremal solutions with various amount of unbroken supersymmetries, and therefore, serves for classification of black holes in supersymmetric string theories. We introduce the second auxiliary 56 via an E(7) symmetric constraint. The symmetric and antisymmetric combinations of these two multiplets are related via moduli to the corresponding two fundamental representations of E(7): brane and antibrane ``numbers.'' Using the CPT as well as C symmetry of the entropy formula and duality one can explain the mysterious simplicity of the nonextreme black hole area formula in terms of branes and antibranes.

  11. Chern-Simons supersymmetric branes

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    Mora, Pablo

    2001-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to continue the study of the class of models proposed in a previous letter. The model corresponds to a system of branes of diverse dimensionalities with Chern-Simons actions for a supergroup, embedded in a background described also by a Chern-Simons action. The model treats the background and the branes on an equal footing, providing a "brane-target space democracy". Here we suggest some possible extensions of the original model, and discuss its equations of motion, as well as the issue of currents and charges carried by the branes. We also discuss the relationship with M-theory and Superstring theory.

  12. Cosmology of codimension-two braneworlds

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    Cline, James M.; Descheneau, Julie; Giovannini, Massimo; Vinet, Jérémie

    2003-06-01

    We present a comprehensive study of the cosmological solutions of 6D braneworld models with azimuthal symmetry in the extra dimensions, moduli stabilization by flux or a bulk scalar field, and which contain at least one 3-brane that could be identified with our world. We emphasize an unusual property of these models: their expansion rate depends on the 3-brane tension either not at all, or in a nonstandard way, at odds with the naive expected dimensional reduction of these systems to 4D general relativity at low energies. Unlike other braneworld attempts to find a self-tuning solution to the cosmological constant problem, the apparent failure of decoupling in these models is not associated with the presence of unstabilized moduli; rather it is due to automatic cancellation of the brane tension by the curvature induced by the brane. This provides some corroboration for the hope that these models provide a distinctive step toward understanding the smallness of the observed cosmological constant. However, we point out some challenges for obtaining realistic cosmology within this framework.

  13. D(NA)-Branes

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    Hellerman, Simeon

    2001-08-23

    We engineer a configuration of branes in type IIB string theory whose mechanical structure is that of a DNA molecule. We obtain it by considering a T-dual description of the quantum Hall soliton. Using a probe analysis, we investigate the dynamics of the system and show that it is stable against radial perturbations. We exercise a certain amount of restraint in discussing applications to biophysics.

  14. Black branes as piezoelectrics.

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    Armas, Jay; Gath, Jakob; Obers, Niels A

    2012-12-14

    We find a realization of linear electroelasticity theory in gravitational physics by uncovering a new response coefficient of charged black branes, exhibiting their piezoelectric behavior. Taking charged dilatonic black strings as an example and using the blackfold approach we measure their elastic and piezolectric moduli. We also use our results to draw predictions about the equilibrium condition of charged dilatonic black rings in dimensions higher than six.

  15. Gibbons-Hawking boundary terms and junction conditions for higher-order brane gravity models

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    Balcerzak, Adam; Dabrowski, Mariusz P. E-mail: mpdabfz@wmf.univ.szczecin.pl

    2009-01-15

    We derive the most general junction conditions for the fourth-order brane gravity constructed of arbitrary functions of curvature invariants. We reduce these fourth-order theories to second order theories at the expense of introducing new scalar and tensor fields - the scalaron and the tensoron. In order to obtain junction conditions we apply the method of generalized Gibbons-Hawking boundary terms which are appended to the appropriate actions. After assuming the continuity of the scalaron and the tensoron on the brane, we recover junction conditions for such general brane universe models previously obtained by different methods. The derived junction conditions can serve studying the cosmological implications of the higher-order brane gravity models.

  16. Bulk renormalization and particle spectrum in codimension-two brane worlds

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    Salvio, Alberto

    2013-04-01

    We study the Casimir energy due to bulk loops of matter fields in codimension-two brane worlds and discuss how effective field theory methods allow us to use this result to renormalize the bulk and brane operators. In the calculation we explicitly sum over the Kaluza-Klein (KK) states with a new convenient method, which is based on a combined use of zeta function and dimensional regularization. Among the general class of models we consider we include a supersymmetric example, 6D gauged chiral supergravity. Although much of our discussion is more general, we treat in some detail a class of compactifications, where the extra dimensions parametrize a rugby ball shaped space with size stabilized by a bulk magnetic flux. The rugby ball geometry requires two branes, which can host the Standard Model fields and carry both tension and magnetic flux (of the bulk gauge field), the leading terms in a derivative expansion. The brane properties have an impact on the KK spectrum and therefore on the Casimir energy as well as on the renormalization of the brane operators. A very interesting feature is that when the two branes carry exactly the same amount of flux, one half of the bulk supersymmetries survives after the compactification, even if the brane tensions are large. We also discuss the implications of these calculations for the natural value of the cosmological constant when the bulk has two large extra dimensions and the bulk supersymmetry is partially preserved (or completely broken).

  17. Equivalence between Born-Infeld tachyon and effective real scalar field theories for brane structures in warped geometry

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    Bernardini, Alex Eduardo; Bertolami, Orfeu

    An equivalence between Born-Infeld and effective real scalar field theories for brane structures is built in some specific warped space-time scenarios. Once the equations of motion for tachyon fields related to the Born-Infeld action are written as first-order equations, a simple analytical connection with a particular class of real scalar field superpotentials can be found. This equivalence leads to the conclusion that, for a certain class of superpotentials, both systems can support identical thick brane solutions as well as brane structures described through localized energy densities, T_{00}(y), in the 5(th) dimension, y. Our results indicate that thick brane solutions realized by the Born-Infeld cosmology can be connected to real scalar field brane scenarios which can be used to effectively map the tachyon condensation mechanism, which is relevant in several dark sector scenarios.

  18. Equivalence between Born-Infeld tachyon and effective real scalar field theories for brane structures in warped geometry

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    Bernardini, A. E.; Bertolami, O.

    2013-10-01

    An equivalence between Born-Infeld and effective real scalar field theories for brane structures is built in some specific warped space-time scenarios. Once the equations of motion for tachyon fields related to the Born-Infeld action are written as first-order equations, a simple analytical connection with a particular class of real scalar field superpotentials can be found. This equivalence leads to the conclusion that, for a certain class of superpotentials, both systems can support identical thick brane solutions as well as brane structures described through localized energy densities, T00(y), in the 5th dimension, y. Our results indicate that thick brane solutions realized by the Born-Infeld cosmology can be connected to real scalar field brane scenarios which can be used to effectively map the tachyon condensation mechanism.

  19. Negative tension branes as stable thin shell wormholes

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    Kokubu, Takafumi; Harada, Tomohiro

    2015-10-01

    We investigate negative tension branes as stable thin shell wormholes (TSWs) in Reissner-Nordström-(anti) de Sitter spacetimes in d dimensional Einstein gravity. Imposing Z2 symmetry, we construct and classify traversable static TSWs in spherical, planar (or cylindrical) and hyperbolic symmetries. In spherical geometry, we find the higher dimensional counterpart of Barceló and Visser’s wormholes, which are stable against spherically symmetric perturbations. We also find the classes of TSWs in planar and hyperbolic symmetries with a negative cosmological constant, which are stable against perturbations preserving symmetries. In most cases, stable wormholes are found with the combination of an electric charge and a negative cosmological constant. However, as special cases, we find stable wormholes even with vanishing cosmological constant in spherical symmetry and with vanishing electric charge in hyperbolic symmetry.

  20. Randall-Sundrum versus holographic cosmology

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    Bilić, Neven

    2016-03-01

    We consider a model of a holographic braneworld universe in which a cosmological fluid occupies a 3 +1 -dimensional brane located at the boundary of the asymptotic anti-de Sitter bulk. We combine the AdS /CFT correspondence and the second Randall-Sundrum (RSII) model to establish a relationship between the RSII braneworld cosmology and the boundary metric induced by the time dependent bulk geometry. In the framework of the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology, we discuss some physically interesting scenarios involving the RSII and holographic braneworlds.

  1. 'Insightful D-branes'

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    Horowitz, Gary; Lawrence, Albion; Silverstein, Eva; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Santa Barbara, KITP

    2010-08-26

    We study a simple model of a black hole in AdS and obtain a holographic description of the region inside the horizon. A key role is played by the dynamics of the scalar fields in the dual gauge theory. This leads to a proposal for a dual description of D-branes falling through the horizon of any AdS black hole. The proposal uses a field-dependent time reparameterization in the field theory. We relate this reparametrization to various gauge invariances of the theory. Finally, we speculate on information loss and the black hole singularity in this context.

  2. Topics in brane world and quantum field theory

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    Corradini, Olindo

    In the first part of the thesis we study various issues in the Brane World scenario with particular emphasis on gravity and the cosmological constant problem. First, we study localization of gravity on smooth domain-wall solutions of gravity coupled to a scalar field. In this context we discuss how the aforementioned localization is affected by including higher curvature terms in the theory, pointing out among other things that, general combinations of such terms lead to delocalization of gravity with the only exception of the Gauss-Bonnet combination (and its higher dimensional counterparts). We then find a solitonic 3-brane solution in 6D bulk in the Einstein-Hilbert-Gauss-Bonnet theory of gravity. Near to the brane the metric is that for a product of the 4D flat Minkowski space with a 2D wedge whose deficit angle is proportional to the brane tension. Consistency tests imposed on such backgrounds appear to require the localized matter on the brane to be conformal. We then move onto infinite volume extra dimension Brane World scenarios where we study gravity in a codimension-2 model, generalizing the work of Dvali, Gabadadze and Porrati to tensionful branes. We point out that, in the presence of the bulk Gauss-Bonnet combination, the Einstein-Hilbert term is induced on the brane already at the classical level. Consistency tests are presented here as well. To conclude we discuss, using String Theory, an interesting class of large-N gauge theories which have vanishing energy density even though these theories are non-covariant and non-supersymmetric. In the second part of the thesis we study a formulation of Quantum Mechanical Path Integrals in curved space. Such Path Integrals present superficial divergences which need to be regulated. We perform a three-loop calculation in mode regularization as a nontrivial check of the non-covariant counterterms required by such scheme. We discover that dimensional regularization can be successfully adopted to evaluate the

  3. Kinematic equivalence between models driven by DBI field with constant γ and exotic holographic quintessence cosmological models

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    Forte, Mónica

    2017-08-01

    We show the kinematic equivalence between cosmological models driven by Dirac-Born-Infeld (DBI) fields ϕ with constant proper velocity of the brane and exponential potential V = V0e‑Bϕ, and interactive cosmological systems with modified holographic Ricci type fluids as dark energy (DE) in flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) cosmologies.

  4. Braneworld cosmology and noncommutative inflation

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    Calcagni, Gianluca

    2005-03-01

    In this work we develop the patch formalism, an approach providing a very simple and compact description of braneworld-motivated cosmologies with nonstandard effective Friedmann equations. In particular, the Hubble parameter is assumed to depend on some power of the brane energy density, H^2 propto rho^q. The high-energy limit of Randall-Sundrum (q=2) and Gauss-Bonnet (q=2/3) braneworlds are considered, during an accelerating era triggered by a single ordinary or tachyonic scalar field. The inflationary dynamics, solutions, and spectra are provided. Using the latest results from WMAP and other experiments for estimates of cosmological observables, it is shown that future data and missions can in principle discriminate between standard four-dimensional and braneworld scenarios. The issue of non-Gaussianity is also studied within nonlinear perturbation theory. The introduction of a fundamental energy scale reinforces these results. Several classes of noncommutative inflationary models are considered and their features analyzed in a number of ways and energy regimes. Finally, we establish dual relations between inflationary, cyclic/ekpyrotic and phantom cosmologies, as well as between scalar-driven and tachyon-driven cosmologies. The exact dualities relating the four-dimensional spectra are broken in favour of their braneworld counterparts. The dual solutions display new interesting features because of the modification of the effective Friedmann equation on the brane.

  5. Solution of a braneworld big crunch/big bang cosmology

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    McFadden, Paul L.; Turok, Neil; Steinhardt, Paul J.

    2007-11-15

    We solve for the cosmological perturbations in a five-dimensional background consisting of two separating or colliding boundary branes, as an expansion in the collision speed V divided by the speed of light c. Our solution permits a detailed check of the validity of four-dimensional effective theory in the vicinity of the event corresponding to the big crunch/big bang singularity. We show that the four-dimensional description fails at the first nontrivial order in (V/c){sup 2}. At this order, there is nontrivial mixing of the two relevant four-dimensional perturbation modes (the growing and decaying modes) as the boundary branes move from the narrowly separated limit described by Kaluza-Klein theory to the well-separated limit where gravity is confined to the positive-tension brane. We comment on the cosmological significance of the result and compute other quantities of interest in five-dimensional cosmological scenarios.

  6. New class of effective field theories from embedded branes.

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    Goon, Garrett L; Hinterbichler, Kurt; Trodden, Mark

    2011-06-10

    We present a new general class of four-dimensional effective field theories with interesting global symmetry groups. These theories arise from purely gravitational actions for (3+1)-dimensional branes embedded in higher dimensional spaces with induced gravity terms. The simplest example is the well known Galileon theory, with its associated Galilean symmetry, arising as the limit of a DGP brane world. However, we demonstrate that this is a special case of a much wider range of theories, with varying structures, but with the same attractive features such as second order equations. In some circumstances, these new effective field theories allow potentials for the scalar fields on curved space, with small masses protected by nonlinear symmetries. Such models may prove relevant to the cosmology of both the early and late universe.

  7. Exotic branes and nongeometric backgrounds.

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    de Boer, Jan; Shigemori, Masaki

    2010-06-25

    When string or M theory is compactified to lower dimensions, the U-duality symmetry predicts so-called exotic branes whose higher-dimensional origin cannot be explained by the standard string or M-theory branes. We argue that exotic branes can be understood in higher dimensions as nongeometric backgrounds or U folds, and that they are important for the physics of systems which originally contain no exotic charges, since the supertube effect generically produces such exotic charges. We discuss the implications of exotic backgrounds for black hole microstate (non-)geometries.

  8. Anomalies and graded coisotropic branes

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    Li, Yi

    2006-03-01

    We compute the anomaly of the axial U(1) current in the A-model on a Calabi-Yau manifold, in the presence of coisotropic branes discovered by Kapustin and Orlov. Our results relate the anomaly-free condition to a recently proposed definition of graded coisotropic branes in Calabi-Yau manifolds. More specifically, we find that a coisotropic brane is anomaly-free if and only if it is gradable. We also comment on a different grading for coisotropic submanifolds introduced recently by Oh.

  9. AdS-Carroll branes

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    Clark, T. E.; ter Veldhuis, T.

    2016-11-01

    Coset methods are used to determine the action of a co-dimension one brane (domain wall) embedded in (d + 1)-dimensional AdS space in the Carroll limit in which the speed of light goes to zero. The action is invariant under the non-linearly realized symmetries of the AdS-Carroll spacetime. The Nambu-Goldstone field exhibits a static spatial distribution for the brane with a time varying momentum density related to the brane's spatial shape as well as the AdS-C geometry. The AdS-C vector field dual theory is obtained.

  10. Cosmological simulations of DGP braneworld gravity

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    Schmidt, Fabian

    2009-09-01

    We perform cosmological N-body simulations of the Dvali-Gabadadze- Porrati braneworld model, by solving the full non-linear equations of motion for the scalar degree of freedom in this model, the brane bending mode. While coupling universally to matter, the brane-bending mode has self-interactions that become important as soon as the density field becomes non-linear. These self-interactions lead to a suppression of the field in high-density environments, and restore gravity to General Relativity. The code uses a multi- grid relaxation scheme to solve the non-linear field equation in the quasi- static approximation. We perform simulations of a flat self-accelerating DGP model without cosmological constant. However, the type of non-linear interactions of the brane-bending mode, which are the focus of this study, are generic to a wide class of braneworld cosmologies. The results of the DGP simulations are compared with standard gravity simulations assuming the same expansion history, and with DGP simulations using the linearized equation for the brane bending mode. This allows us to isolate the effects of the non-linear self-couplings of the field which are noticeable already on quasi-linear scales. We present results on the matter power spectrum and the halo mass function, and discuss the behavior of the brane bending mode within cosmological structure formation. We find that, independently of CMB constraints, the self-accelerating DGP model is strongly constrained by current weak lensing and cluster abundance measurements.

  11. Cosmology of Randall-Sundrum models with an extra dimension stabilized by balancing bulk matter

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    Kim, H. B.

    2000-04-01

    We provide the cosmological solutions for Randall-Sundrum models with the bulk energy-momentum T55 incorporated. It alters the Friedmann equation for the brane scale factor. We make a specific choice of T55 which is adjusted to stabilize the extra dimension. This makes it possible to compactify the extra dimension with a single positive tension brane, and this model provides a RS-type solution to the cosmological constant problem. When the same idea is applied to the RS model with two branes, the wrong sign of Friedmann equation for the negative tension brane can be resolved, but a specific correlation between energy densities on two branes is still required to reproduce the usual FRW universe.

  12. M-theory and E10: Billiards, Branes, and Imaginary Roots

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    Brown, Jeffrey; Ganor, Ori J.; Helfgott, Craig

    2004-01-09

    Eleven dimensional supergravity compactified on $T^10$ admits classical solutions describing what is known as billiard cosmology - a dynamics expressible as an abstract (billiard) ball moving in the 10-dimensional root space of the infinite dimensional Lie algebra E10, occasionally bouncing off walls in that space. Unlike finite dimensional Lie algebras, E10 has negative and zero norm roots, in addition to the positive norm roots. The walls above are related to physical fluxes that, in turn, are related to positive norm roots (called real roots) of E10. We propose that zero and negative norm roots, called imaginary roots, are related to physical branes. Adding 'matter' to the billiard cosmology corresponds to adding potential terms associated to imaginary roots. The, as yet, mysterious relation between E10 and M-theory on $T^10$ can now be expanded as follows: real roots correspond to fluxes or instantons, and imaginary roots correspond to particles and branes (in the cases we checked). Interactions between fluxes and branes and between branes and branes are classified according to the inner product of the corresponding roots (again in the cases we checked). We conclude with a discussion of an effective Hamiltonian description that captures some features of M-theory on $T^10.$

  13. Dynamical D4-D8 and D3-D7 branes in supergravity

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    Binetruy, Pierre; Sasaki, Misao; Uzawa, Kunihito

    2009-07-15

    We present a class of dynamical solutions for intersecting D4-D8 and D3-D7 brane systems in ten-dimensional type IIA and IIB supergravity. We discuss if these solutions can be recovered in lower-dimensional effective theories for the warped compactification of a general p-brane system. It is found that an effective p+1-dimensional description is not possible in general due to the entanglement of the transverse coordinates and the p+1-dimensional coordinates in the metric components. For the D4-D8 brane system, the dynamical solutions reduces to a static warped AdS{sub 6}xS{sup 4} geometry in a certain spacetime region. For the D3-D7 brane system, we find a dynamical solution whose metric form is similar to that of a D3-brane solution. The main difference is the existence of a nontrivial dilaton configuration in the D3-D7 solution. Then we discuss cosmology of these solutions. We find that they behave like a Kasner-type cosmological solution at {tau}{yields}{infinity}, while it reduces to a warped static solution at {tau}{yields}0, where {tau} is the cosmic time.

  14. Highly symmetric D-brane-anti-D-brane effective actions

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    Hatefi, Ehsan

    2017-09-01

    The entire S-matrix elements of four, five and six point functions of D-brane-anti D-brane system are explored. To deal with symmetries of string amplitudes as well as their all order α ' corrections we first address a four point function of one closed string Ramond-Ramond (RR) and two real tachyons on the world volume of brane-anti brane system. We then focus on symmetries of string theory as well as universal tachyon expansion to achieve both string and effective field theory of an RR and three tachyons where the complete algebraic analysis for the whole S-matrix < {V}_{C^{-1}}{V}_{T^{-1}}{V}_{T^0}{V}_{T^0}> was also revealed. Lastly, we employ all the conformal field theory techniques to < {V}_{C^{-1}}{V}_{T^{-1}}{V}_{T^0}{V}_{T^0}{V}_{T^0}> , working out with symmetries of theory and find out the expansion for the amplitude to be able to precisely discover all order singularity structures of D-brane-anti-D-brane effective actions of string theory. Various remarks about the so called generalized Veneziano amplitude and new string couplings are elaborated as well.

  15. Energy scales in a stabilized brane world

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    Boos, Edward E.; Mikhailov, Yuri S.; Smolyakov, Mikhail N.; Volobuev, Igor P.; /SINP, Moscow

    2004-12-01

    Brane world gravity looks different for observers on positive and negative tension branes. First we consider the well-known RS1 model with two branes embedded into the AdS5 space-time and recall the results on the relations between the energy scales for an observer on the negative tension brane, which is supposed to be ''our'' brane. Then from the point of view of this observer we study energy scales and masses for the radion and graviton excitations in a stabilized brane world model. We argue that there may be several possibilities leading to scales of the order 1-10 TeV or even less for new physics effects on our brane. In particular, an interesting scenario can arise in the case of a ''symmetric'' brane world with a nontrivial warp factor in the bulk, which however takes equal values on both branes.

  16. Localization Issues for Robertson-Walker Branes

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    Mannheim, Philip D.

    2002-07-01

    We discuss some of the localization issues associated with the embedding of Robertson-Walker type Randall-Sundrum branes in a bulk AdS5. Specifically, we show that of the branes which are embeddable in AdS5 the geometry associated with M4 and dS4 branes warps away from the brane while that associated with AdS4 and RW branes of any spatial 3-curvature antiwarps away from the brane. We discuss the gravitational fluctuations around an M4 brane and analyze the specific role played by a delta function singularity at the brane. We show how a bulk sine-Gordon scalar field can without any fine-tuning naturally lead to localization of gravity around an M4 brane.

  17. Reheating Brane Worlds

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    Yi, Piljin

    2005-12-01

    We consider reheating processes at the end of string theory inflation involving unstable D-brane systems. Nucleosynthesis restricts how much of reheating energy may be present in the nonstandard matter sector, such as gravitons and gravitinos, introducing some constraints on reheating process. In string theory setting, these may not be avoided ad hoc by fine-tuning and provide a useful tool in weeding out unrealistic scenarios. In this talk, we how the energy gets deposited into various light degrees of freedom in open and closed strings sectors. We show that a viable reheating is possible in a single throat case of KKLMMT type inflation model. Depending on details of the geometry, however, a potential problem with long-lived KK relic is present. For multi-throat case, this problem of KK relic is typically more severe and generic.

  18. Massive gravity on a brane

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    Chacko, Z.; Graesser, M.L.; Grojean, C.; Pilo, L.

    2003-12-11

    At present no theory of a massive graviton is known that is consistent with experiments at both long and short distances. The problem is that consistency with long distance experiments requires the graviton mass to be very small. Such a small graviton mass however implies an ultraviolet cutoff for the theory at length scales far larger than the millimeter scale at which gravity has already been measured. In this paper we attempt to construct a model which avoids this problem. We consider a brane world setup in warped AdS spacetime and we investigate the consequences of writing a mass term for the graviton on a the infrared brane where the local cutoff is of order a large (galactic) distance scale. The advantage of this setup is that the low cutoff for physics on the infrared brane does not significantly affect the predictivity of the theory for observers localized on the ultraviolet brane. For such observers the predictions of this theory agree with general relativity at distances smaller than the infrared scale but go over to those of a theory of massive gravity at longer distances. A careful analysis of the graviton two-point function, however, reveals the presence of a ghost in the low energy spectrum. A mode decomposition of the higher dimensional theory reveals that the ghost corresponds to the radion field. We also investigate the theory with a brane localized mass for the graviton on the ultraviolet brane, and show that the physics of this case is similar to that of a conventional four dimensional theory with a massive graviton, but with one important difference: when the infrared brane decouples and the would-be massive graviton gets heavier than the regular Kaluza-Klein modes, it becomes unstable and it has a finite width to decay off the brane into the continuum of Kaluza-Klein states.

  19. Electric charge on the brane?

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    Kleihaus, Burkhard; Kunz, Jutta; Senkbeil, Daniel; Radu, Eugen

    2011-05-15

    We consider black holes localized on the brane in the Randall-Sundrum infinite braneworld model. These configurations are static and charged with respect to a spherically symmetric, electric Maxwell field living on the brane. We start by attempting to construct vacuum black holes, in which case our conclusions are in agreement with those of Yoshino [J. High Energy Phys. 01 (2009) 068]. Although approximate solutions appear to exist for sufficiently small brane tension, these are likely only numerical artifacts. The qualitative features of the configurations in the presence of a brane U(1) electric field are similar to those in the vacuum case. In particular, we find a systematic unnatural behavior of the metric functions in the asymptotic region in the vicinity of the anti-de Sitter horizon. Our results are most naturally interpreted as evidence for the nonexistence of static, nonextremal charged black holes on the brane. In contrast, extremal black holes are more likely to exist on the brane. We determine their near-horizon form by employing both analytical and numerical methods. For any bulk dimension d>4, we find good agreement between the properties of large extremal black holes and the predictions of general relativity, with calculable subleading corrections.

  20. Metastable supersymmetry breaking and dynamical vacuum selection in intersecting brane systems

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    Royston, Andrew B.

    In this thesis we study metastable supersymmetry breaking and dynamical vacuum selection in intersecting brane systems that are known to be useful for realizing supersymmetric gauge theories in string theory. Metastable supersymmetry breaking configurations of D-branes and NS5-branes in string theory often owe their existence to classical gravitational interactions between the branes. We show that in the effective theory of the light fields, these interactions give rise to a non-canonical Kahler potential and other D-terms. String theory provides a UV completion in which these non-renormalizable terms can be computed. We use these observations to clarify the relation between the phase structure of ISS-type models and their brane realizations. We then study dynamical vacuum selection in a system of D-branes localized near an intersection of Neveu-Schwarz fivebranes that is known to exhibit a rich landscape of supersymmetric and (metastable) supersymmetry breaking vacua. We show that early universe cosmology, in the form of excited fivebranes relaxing via Hawking radiation, drives the system to a particular long-lived supersymmetry breaking ground state.

  1. Dirac relaxation of the Israel junction conditions: Unified Randall-Sundrum brane theory

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    Davidson, Aharon; Gurwich, Ilya

    2006-08-01

    Following Dirac’s brane variation prescription, the brane must not be deformed during the variation process, or else the linearity of the variation may be lost. Alternatively, the variation of the brane is done, in a special Dirac frame, by varying the bulk coordinate system itself. Imposing appropriate Dirac-style boundary conditions on the constrained “sandwiched” gravitational action, we show how Israel junction conditions get relaxed, but remarkably, all solutions of the original Israel equations are still respected. The Israel junction conditions are traded, in the Z2-symmetric case, for a generalized Regge-Teitelboim type equation (plus a local conservation law), and in the generic Z2-asymmetric case, for a pair of coupled Regge-Teitelboim equations. The Randall-Sundrum model and its derivatives, such as the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati and the Collins-Holdom models, get generalized accordingly. Furthermore, Randall-Sundrum and Regge-Teitelboim brane theories appear now to be two different faces of the one and the same unified brane theory. Within the framework of unified brane cosmology, we examine the dark matter/energy interpretation of the effective energy/momentum deviations from general relativity.

  2. T-branes and matrix models

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    Bena, Iosif; Blåbäck, Johan; Savelli, Raffaele

    2017-06-01

    We find that the equations describing T-branes with constant worldvolume fields are identical to the equations found by Banks, Seiberg and Shenker twenty years ago to describe longitudinal five-branes in the BFSS matrix model. Besides giving new ways to construct T-brane solutions, this connection also helps elucidate the physics of T-branes in the regime of parameters where their worldvolume fields are larger than the string scale. We construct explicit solutions to the Banks-Seiberg-Shenker equations and show that the corresponding T-branes admit an alternative description as Abelian branes at angles.

  3. Brane f(R) gravity and the dark side of the universe

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    Borzou, A.; Sepangi, H. R.; Shahidi, S.; Yousefi, R.

    2009-10-27

    We consider a brane world scenario in which the bulk action is assumed to have the form of a generic function of the Ricci scalar f(R) and derive the resulting Einstein field equation on the brane. In a constant curvature bulk a conserved geometric quantity appears in the field equations which can be associated with matter. We present spherically symmetric solutions which account for galaxy rotation curves in a specific form. Then cosmological solutions by assuming a specific form for f(R) are derived which can explain an accelerated expanding universe.

  4. Exciting gauge field and gravitons in brane-antibrane annihilation.

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    Mazumdar, Anupam; Stoica, Horace

    2009-03-06

    In this Letter we point out the inevitability of an explosive production of gauge field and gravity wave during an open string tachyon condensation in a cosmological setting, in an effective field theory model. We will be particularly studying a toy model of brane-antibrane inflation in a warped throat where inflation ends via tachyon condensation. We point out that a tachyonic instability helps fragmenting the homogeneous tachyon and excites gauge field and contributes to the stress-energy tensor which also feeds into the gravity waves.

  5. Precision cosmology, Accuracy cosmology and Statistical cosmology

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    Verde, Licia

    2014-05-01

    The avalanche of data over the past 10-20 years has propelled cosmology into the ``precision era''. The next challenge cosmology has to meet is to enter the era of accuracy. Because of the intrinsic nature of studying the Cosmos and the sheer amount of data available now and coming soon, the only way to meet this challenge is by developing suitable and specific statistical techniques. The road from precision Cosmology to accurate Cosmology goes through statistical Cosmology. I will outline some open challenges and discuss some specific examples.

  6. Casimir effect on the brane

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    Flachi, Antonino; Tanaka, Takahiro

    2009-12-15

    We consider the Casimir effect between two parallel plates localized on a brane. We argue that in order to properly compute the contribution to the Casimir energy due to any higher dimensional field, it is necessary to take into account the localization properties of the Kaluza-Klein modes. When the bulk field configuration is such that no massless mode appears in the spectrum, as, for instance, when the higher dimensional field obeys twisted boundary conditions across the branes, the correction to the Casimir energy is exponentially suppressed. When a massless mode is present in the spectrum, the correction to the Casimir energy can be, in principle, sizeable. However, when the bulk field is massless and strongly coupled to brane matter, the model is already excluded without resorting to any Casimir force experiment. The case which is in principle interesting is when the massless mode is not localized on the visible brane. We illustrate a method to compute the Casimir energy between two parallel plates, localized on the visible brane, approximating the Kaluza-Klein spectrum by truncation at the first excited mode. We treat this case by considering a pistonlike configuration and introduce a small parameter, {epsilon}, that takes into account the relative amplitude of the zero-mode wave function on the visible brane with respect to the massive excitation. We find that the Casimir energy is suppressed by two factors: at lowest order in {epsilon}, the correction to the Casimir energy comes entirely from the massive mode and turns out to be exponentially suppressed; the next-to-leading order correction in {epsilon} follows, instead, a power-law suppression due to the small wave-function overlap of the zero mode with matter confined on the visible brane. Generic comments on the constraints on new physics that may arise from Casimir force experiments are also made.

  7. Quantum billiards with branes on product of Einstein spaces

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    Ivashchuk, V. D.

    2016-05-01

    We consider a gravitational model in dimension D with several forms, l scalar fields and a Λ -term. We study cosmological-type block-diagonal metrics defined on a product of an 1-dimensional interval and n oriented Einstein spaces. As an electromagnetic composite brane ansatz is adopted and certain restrictions on the branes are imposed the conformally covariant Wheeler-DeWitt (WDW) equation for the model is studied. Under certain restrictions, asymptotic solutions to the WDW equation are found in the limit of the formation of the billiard walls. These solutions reduce the problem to the so-called quantum billiard in (n + l -1)-dimensional hyperbolic space. Several examples of quantum billiards in the model with electric and magnetic branes, e.g. corresponding to hyperbolic Kac-Moody algebras, are considered. In the case n=2 we find a set of basis asymptotic solutions to the WDW equation and derive asymptotic solutions for the metric in the classical case.

  8. Spontaneous symmetry breaking in general relativity: Brane world concept

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    Meierovich, Boris E.

    2009-05-15

    Gravitational properties of a hedgehog-type topological defect in two extra dimensions are considered in general relativity employing a vector as the order parameter. The developed macroscopic theory of phase transitions with spontaneous symmetry breaking is applied to the analysis of possible ''thick'' brane structures. The previous considerations were done using the order parameter in the form of a multiplet in a target space of scalar fields. The difference of these two approaches is analyzed and demonstrated in detail. There are two different symmetries of regular solutions of Einstein equations for a hedgehog-type vector order parameter. Both solutions are analyzed in parallel analytically and numerically. Regular configurations in cases of a vector order parameter have one more free parameter in comparison with the scalar multiplet solutions. It is shown that the existence of a negative cosmological constant is sufficient for the spontaneous symmetry breaking of the initially plain bulk. Regular configurations have a growing gravitational potential and are able to trap the matter to the brane. Among others there are solutions with the gravitational potential having several points of minimum such as being identical in the uniform bulk spinless particles, being trapped within separate points of minimum, acquiring different masses, and appearing to an observer within the brane as different particles with integer spins.

  9. Fermion localization on thick branes

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    Melfo, Alejandra; Pantoja, Nelson; Tempo, Jose David

    2006-02-15

    We consider chiral fermion confinement in scalar thick branes, which are known to localize gravity, coupled through a Yukawa term. The conditions for the confinement and their behavior in the thin-wall limit are found for various different BPS branes, including double walls and branes interpolating between different AdS{sub 5} spacetimes. We show that only one massless chiral mode is localized in all these walls, whenever the wall thickness is keep finite. We also show that, independently of wall's thickness, chiral fermionic modes cannot be localized in dS{sub 4} walls embedded in a M{sub 5} spacetime. Finally, massive fermions in double wall spacetimes are also investigated. We find that, besides the massless chiral mode localization, these double walls support quasilocalized massive modes of both chiralities.

  10. Degenerate and critical Bloch branes

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    Souza Dutra, A. de; Amaro de Faria, A. C. Jr.; Hott, M.

    2008-08-15

    In the last few years a number of works reported the appearance of thick branes with internal structure, induced by the parameter which controls the interaction between two scalar fields coupled to gravity in (4,1) dimensions in warped space-time with one extra dimension. Here we show that one can implement the control over the brane thickness without needing to change the potential parameter. On the contrary, this is going to be done by means of the variation of a parameter associated with the domain wall degeneracy. We also report the existence of novel and qualitatively different solutions for a critical value of the degeneracy parameter, which could be called critical Bloch branes.

  11. Cosmological tests of coupled Galileons

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    Brax, Philippe; Davis, Anne-Christine; Gubitosi, Giulia E-mail: Clare.Burrage@nottingham.ac.uk E-mail: g.gubitosi@imperial.ac.uk

    2015-03-01

    We investigate the cosmological properties of Galileon models which admit Minkowski space as a stable solution in vacuum. This is motivated by stable, positive tension brane world constructions that give rise to Galileons. We include both conformal and disformal couplings to matter and focus on constraints on the theory that arise because of these couplings. The disformal coupling to baryonic matter is extremely constrained by astrophysical and particle physics effects. The disformal coupling to photons induces a cosmological variation of the speed of light and therefore distorsions of the Cosmic Microwave Background spectrum which are known to be very small. The conformal coupling to baryons leads to a variation of particle masses since Big Bang Nucleosynthesis which is also tightly constrained. We consider the background cosmology of Galileon models coupled to Cold Dark Matter (CDM), photons and baryons and impose that the speed of light and particle masses respect the observational bounds on cosmological time scales. We find that requiring that the equation of state for the Galileon models must be close to -1 now restricts severely their parameter space and can only be achieved with a combination of the conformal and disformal couplings. This leads to large variations of particle masses and the speed of light which are not compatible with observations. As a result, we find that cosmological Galileon models are viable dark energy theories coupled to dark matter but their couplings, both disformal and conformal, to baryons and photons must be heavily suppressed making them only sensitive to CDM.

  12. A problem with δ-functions: stress-energy constraints on bulk-brane matching (with comments on arXiv:1508.01124)

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    Burgess, C. P.; Diener, Ross; Williams, M.

    2016-01-01

    We critically assess a recent assertion [1] concerning using δ-functions to analyze how higher-codimension branes back-react on their environment. We also briefly summarize the state of the art: describing how stress-energy balance dictates the components of off-brane stress energy in terms brane tension; how this can modify the standard tension/defect-angle relation for codimension-two sources when dilatons are present; and how it all relates to extra-dimensional searches for a small cosmological constant.

  13. Surface Casimir densities and induced cosmological constant in higher dimensional braneworlds

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    Saharian, Aram A.

    2006-12-01

    We investigate the vacuum expectation value of the surface energy-momentum tensor for a massive scalar field with general curvature coupling parameter obeying the Robin boundary conditions on two codimension one parallel branes in a (D+1)-dimensional background spacetime AdSD1+1×Σ with a warped internal space Σ. These vacuum densities correspond to a gravitational source of the cosmological constant type for both subspaces of the branes. Using the generalized zeta function technique in combination with contour integral representations, the surface energies on the branes are presented in the form of the sum of single-brane and second-brane-induced parts. For the geometry of a single brane both regions, on the left and on the right of the brane, are considered. At the physical point the corresponding zeta functions contain pole and finite contributions. For an infinitely thin brane taking these regions together, in odd spatial dimensions the pole parts cancel and the total zeta function is finite. The renormalization procedure for the surface energies and the structure of the corresponding counterterms are discussed. The parts in the surface densities generated by the presence of the second brane are finite for all nonzero values of the interbrane separation and are investigated in various asymptotic regions of the parameters. In particular, it is shown that for large distances between the branes the induced surface densities give rise to an exponentially suppressed cosmological constant on the brane. The total energy of the vacuum including the bulk and boundary contributions is evaluated by the zeta function technique and the energy balance between separate parts is discussed.

  14. Radion-induced brane preheating.

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    Collins, Hael; Holman, R; Martin, Matthew R

    2003-06-13

    When the interbrane separation in the compact Randall-Sundrum model is stabilized using the Goldberger-Wise mechanism, a potential is generated for the four-dimensional field, the radion, that encodes this separation. Coherent oscillations of the radion in the early universe will produce an exponential growth in the number of brane particles due to parametric amplification. We describe the conditions necessary for this process, which resembles the preheating phase in inflation, and show the exponential growth in the case of a scalar field confined to a brane.

  15. D-dualized D-brane

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    Nakayama, Yu; Nakayama, Yu

    2007-06-06

    We further investigate the dimensional duality (D-duality) proposed in arXiv: 0705.0550 by mainly focusing on the properties of D-branes in this background. We derive the world-sheet correspondence of static D-branes, and discuss the fate of non-static D-branes from the world-sheet viewpoint. The quantum string production with or without D-branes is also studied fromthe time-like Liouville theory. We find that the closed string production from the background is much larger than that from D-branes decaying into nothing.

  16. D-brane Anti-brane Annihilation in an Expanding Universe

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    Majumdar, Mahbub; Davis, Anne-Christine

    2003-12-01

    The time-varying density of D-branes and anti-D-branes in an expanding universe is calculated. The D-brane anti-brane annihilation rate is shown to be too small to compete with the expansion rate of a FRW type universe and the branes over-close the universe. This brane problem is analogous to the old monopole problem. Interestingly however, it is shown that small dimension D-branes annihilate more slowly than high dimension branes. Hence, an initially brany universe may be filled with only low dimension branes at late times. When combined with an appropriate late inflationary theory this leads to an attractive dynamical way to create a realistic braneworld scenario.

  17. Gauge field localization on brane worlds

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    Guerrero, Rommel; Rodriguez, R. Omar; Melfo, Alejandra; Pantoja, Nelson

    2010-04-15

    We consider the effects of spacetime curvature and brane thickness on the localization of gauge fields on a brane via kinetic terms induced by localized fermions. We find that in a warped geometry with an infinitely thin brane, both the infrared and the ultraviolet behavior of the electromagnetic propagator are affected, providing a more stringent bound on the brane's tension than that coming from the requirement of four-dimensional gravity on the brane. On the other hand, for a thick wall in a flat spacetime, where the fermions are localized by means of a Yukawa coupling, we find that four-dimensional electromagnetism is recovered in a region bounded from above by the same critical distance appearing in the thin case, but also from below by a new scale related to the brane's thickness and the electromagnetic couplings. This imposes very stringent bounds on the brane's thickness which seem to invalidate the localization mechanism for this case.

  18. Phantomlike behavior in a brane-world model with curvature effects

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    Bouhmadi-Lopez, Mariam; Moniz, Paulo Vargas

    2008-10-15

    Recent observational evidence seems to allow the possibility that our Universe may currently be under a dark energy effect of a phantom nature. A suitable effective phantom fluid behavior can emerge in brane cosmology; in particular, within the normal non-self-accelerating Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati branch, without any exotic matter and due to curvature effects from induced gravity. The phantomlike behavior is based in defining an effective energy density that grows as the brane expands. This effective description breaks down at some point in the past when the effective energy density becomes negative and the effective equation of state parameter blows up. In this paper we investigate if the phantomlike regime can be enlarged by the inclusion of a Gauss-Bonnet (GB) term into the bulk. The motivation is that such a GB component would model additional curvature effects on the brane setting. More precisely, our aim is to determine if the GB term, dominating and modifying the early behavior of the brane universe, may eventually extend the regime of validity of the phantom mimicry on the brane. However, we show that the opposite occurs: the GB effect seems instead to induce a breakdown of the phantomlike behavior at an even smaller redshift.

  19. Branes in Extended Spacetime: Brane Worldvolume Theory Based on Duality Symmetry.

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    Sakatani, Yuho; Uehara, Shozo

    2016-11-04

    We propose a novel approach to the brane worldvolume theory based on the geometry of extended field theories: double field theory and exceptional field theory. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach by showing that one can reproduce the conventional bosonic string and membrane actions, and the M5-brane action in the weak-field approximation. At a glance, the proposed 5-brane action without approximation looks different from the known M5-brane actions, but it is consistent with the known nonlinear self-duality relation, and it may provide a new formulation of a single M5-brane action. Actions for exotic branes are also discussed.

  20. T-branes and geometry

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    Anderson, Lara B.; Heckman, Jonathan J.; Katz, Sheldon

    2014-05-01

    T-branes are a non-abelian generalization of intersecting branes in which the matrix of normal deformations is nilpotent along some subspace. In this paper we study the geometric remnant of this open string data for six-dimensional F-theory vacua. We show that in the dual M-theory / IIA compactification on a smooth Calabi-Yau threefold X smth, the geometric remnant of T-brane data translates to periods of the three-form potential valued in the intermediate Jacobian of X smth. Starting from a smoothing of a singular Calabi-Yau, we show how to track this data in singular limits using the theory of limiting mixed Hodge structures, which in turn directly points to an emergent Hitchin-like system coupled to defects. We argue that the physical data of an F-theory compactification on a singular threefold involves specifying both a geometry as well as the remnant of three-form potential moduli and flux which is localized on the discriminant. We give examples of T-branes in compact F-theory models with heterotic duals, and comment on the extension of our results to four-dimensional vacua.

  1. Quasinormal ringing on the brane

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    Chung, Hyeyoun; Randall, Lisa; Rodriguez, Maria J.; Varela, Oscar

    2016-12-01

    While the linear behavior of gravity in braneworld models is well understood, much less is known about full nonlinear gravitational effects. Even when they agree at the linear level, these could be expected to distinguish braneworlds from a lower-dimensional theory with no brane. Black holes are a good testing ground for such studies, as they are nonlinear solutions that would be expected to reflect the background geometry. In particular, we assess the role of black hole quasinormal modes (QNMs) in gravitational experiments devised to be sensitive to the existence of the brane, in a lower-dimensional setting where we have analytical control. We compute QNMs of brane-localized black holes and find that they follow the entropy of the corresponding black hole. This observation allows us to conclude that, surprisingly, the scattering problem we consider, at least in some regimes, does not distinguish between nonlinear gravitational effects of black holes in AdS space with a brane and black holes in a spacetime of one lower dimension.

  2. Branes and integrable lattice models

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    Yagi, Junya

    2017-01-01

    This is a brief review of my work on the correspondence between four-dimensional 𝒩 = 1 supersymmetric field theories realized by brane tilings and two-dimensional integrable lattice models. I explain how to construct integrable lattice models from extended operators in partially topological quantum field theories, and elucidate the correspondence as an application of this construction.

  3. D2-brane as the wormhole and the number of the universes

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    Gusin, Paweł

    2016-02-01

    We construct wormhole-like solutions in type IIA string theory. These solutions represent wormholes in four dimensions and are given by the D2-branes within appropriated backgrounds fields. We present the conditions on these fields which lead to the four-dimensional wormholes. In the special case, we show how the particular solution in type IIA theory leads to the dynamic wormhole. We also speculate about the number of universes and the cosmological constant.

  4. A comprehensive survey of brane tilings

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    Franco, Sebastián; He, Yang-Hui; Sun, Chuang; Xiao, Yan

    2017-08-01

    An infinite class of 4d 𝒩 = 1 gauge theories can be engineered on the worldvolume of D3-branes probing toric Calabi-Yau 3-folds. This kind of setup has multiple applications, ranging from the gauge/gravity correspondence to local model building in string phenomenology. Brane tilings fully encode the gauge theories on the D3-branes and have substantially simplified their connection to the probed geometries. The purpose of this paper is to push the boundaries of computation and to produce as comprehensive a database of brane tilings as possible. We develop efficient implementations of brane tiling tools particularly suited for this search. We present the first complete classification of toric Calabi-Yau 3-folds with toric diagrams up to area 8 and the corresponding brane tilings. This classification is of interest to both physicists and mathematicians alike.

  5. Zero branes on a compact orbifold

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    Ramgoolam, Sanjaye; Waldram, Daniel

    1998-07-01

    The non-commutative algebra which defines the theory of zero-branes on T4/Z2 allows a unified description of moduli spaces associated with zero-branes, two-branes and four-branes on the orbifold space. Bundles on a dual space hat T4/Z2 play an important role in this description. We discuss these moduli spaces in the context of dualities of K3 compactifications, and in terms of properties of instantons on T4. Zero-branes on the degenerate limits of the compact orbifold lead to fixed points with six-dimensional scale but not conformal invariance. We identify some of these in terms of the ADS dual of the (0,2) theory at large N, giving evidence for an interesting picture of ``where the branes live'' in ADS.

  6. On higher rank coisotropic A-branes

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    Herbst, Manfred

    2012-02-01

    This article is devoted to a world sheet analysis of A-type D-branes in N=(2,2) supersymmetric non-linear sigma models. In addition to the familiar Lagrangian submanifolds with flat connection we reproduce the rank one A-branes of Kapustin and Orlov, which are supported on coisotropic submanifolds. The main focus is however on gauge fields of higher rank and on tachyon profiles on brane-antibrane pairs. This will lead to the notion of a complex of coisotropic A-branes. A particular role is played by the noncommutative geometry on the brane world volume. It ensures that brane-antibrane pairs localize again on coisotropic submanifolds.

  7. Cosmological Zitterbewegung

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    Girdhar, Parth; Kobakhidze, Archil

    2013-10-01

    We describe a new phenomenon of zitterbewegung of a free Dirac particle in cosmological spacetimes. Unlike the similar effect theorized by Schrödinger in 1930, the cosmological zitterbewegung is a real, physically attainable effect, which originates from the mixing of positive and negative frequency modes of a field operator in cosmological spacetimes. We briefly discuss the potential for observing this effect in laboratory experiments with trapped ions.

  8. Precision Cosmology

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    Jones, Bernard J. T.

    2017-04-01

    Preface; Notation and conventions; Part I. 100 Years of Cosmology: 1. Emerging cosmology; 2. The cosmic expansion; 3. The cosmic microwave background; 4. Recent cosmology; Part II. Newtonian Cosmology: 5. Newtonian cosmology; 6. Dark energy cosmological models; 7. The early universe; 8. The inhomogeneous universe; 9. The inflationary universe; Part III. Relativistic Cosmology: 10. Minkowski space; 11. The energy momentum tensor; 12. General relativity; 13. Space-time geometry and calculus; 14. The Einstein field equations; 15. Solutions of the Einstein equations; 16. The Robertson–Walker solution; 17. Congruences, curvature and Raychaudhuri; 18. Observing and measuring the universe; Part IV. The Physics of Matter and Radiation: 19. Physics of the CMB radiation; 20. Recombination of the primeval plasma; 21. CMB polarisation; 22. CMB anisotropy; Part V. Precision Tools for Precision Cosmology: 23. Likelihood; 24. Frequentist hypothesis testing; 25. Statistical inference: Bayesian; 26. CMB data processing; 27. Parametrising the universe; 28. Precision cosmology; 29. Epilogue; Appendix A. SI, CGS and Planck units; Appendix B. Magnitudes and distances; Appendix C. Representing vectors and tensors; Appendix D. The electromagnetic field; Appendix E. Statistical distributions; Appendix F. Functions on a sphere; Appendix G. Acknowledgements; References; Index.

  9. Perturbations of nested branes with induced gravity

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    Sbisà, Fulvio; Koyama, Kazuya

    2014-06-01

    We study the behaviour of weak gravitational fields in models where a 4D brane is embedded inside a 5D brane equipped with induced gravity, which in turn is embedded in a 6D spacetime. We consider a specific regularization of the branes internal structures where the 5D brane can be considered thin with respect to the 4D one. We find exact solutions corresponding to pure tension source configurations on the thick 4D brane, and study perturbations at first order around these background solutions. To perform the perturbative analysis, we adopt a bulk-based approach and we express the equations in terms of gauge invariant and master variables using a 4D scalar-vector-tensor decomposition. We then propose an ansatz on the behaviour of the perturbation fields when the thickness of the 4D brane goes to zero, which corresponds to configurations where gravity remains finite everywhere in the thin limit of the 4D brane. We study the equations of motion using this ansatz, and show that they give rise to a consistent set of differential equations in the thin limit, from which the details of the internal structure of the 4D brane disappear. We conclude that the thin limit of the ``ribbon'' 4D brane inside the (already thin) 5D brane is well defined (at least when considering first order perturbations around pure tension configurations), and that the gravitational field on the 4D brane remains finite in the thin limit. We comment on the crucial role of the induced gravity term on the 5D brane.

  10. Black hole microstates from branes at angle

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    Pieri, Lorenzo

    2017-07-01

    We derive the leading g s perturbation of the SUGRA fields generated by a supersymmetric configuration of respectively 1, 2 or 4 D3-branes intersecting at an arbitrary angle via the computation of the string theory disk scattering amplitude of one massless NSNS field interacting with open strings stretched between the branes. The configuration with four branes is expected to be relevant for black hole microstate counting in four dimensions.

  11. Perturbations of nested branes with induced gravity

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    Sbisà, Fulvio; Koyama, Kazuya E-mail: kazuya.koyama@port.ac.uk

    2014-06-01

    We study the behaviour of weak gravitational fields in models where a 4D brane is embedded inside a 5D brane equipped with induced gravity, which in turn is embedded in a 6D spacetime. We consider a specific regularization of the branes internal structures where the 5D brane can be considered thin with respect to the 4D one. We find exact solutions corresponding to pure tension source configurations on the thick 4D brane, and study perturbations at first order around these background solutions. To perform the perturbative analysis, we adopt a bulk-based approach and we express the equations in terms of gauge invariant and master variables using a 4D scalar-vector-tensor decomposition. We then propose an ansatz on the behaviour of the perturbation fields when the thickness of the 4D brane goes to zero, which corresponds to configurations where gravity remains finite everywhere in the thin limit of the 4D brane. We study the equations of motion using this ansatz, and show that they give rise to a consistent set of differential equations in the thin limit, from which the details of the internal structure of the 4D brane disappear. We conclude that the thin limit of the ''ribbon'' 4D brane inside the (already thin) 5D brane is well defined (at least when considering first order perturbations around pure tension configurations), and that the gravitational field on the 4D brane remains finite in the thin limit. We comment on the crucial role of the induced gravity term on the 5D brane.

  12. Holographic self-tuning of the cosmological constant

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    Charmousis, Christos; Kiritsis, Elias; Nitti, Francesco

    2017-09-01

    We propose a brane-world setup based on gauge/gravity duality in which the four-dimensional cosmological constant is set to zero by a dynamical self-adjustment mechanism. The bulk contains Einstein gravity and a scalar field. We study holographic RG flow solutions, with the standard model brane separating an infinite volume UV region and an IR region of finite volume. For generic values of the brane vacuum energy, regular solutions exist such that the four-dimensional brane is flat. Its position in the bulk is determined dynamically by the junction conditions. Analysis of linear fluctuations shows that a regime of 4-dimensional gravity is possible at large distances, due to the presence of an induced gravity term. The graviton acquires an effective mass, and a five-dimensional regime may exist at large and/or small scales. We show that, for a broad choice of potentials, flat-brane solutions are manifestly stable and free of ghosts. We compute the scalar contribution to the force between brane-localized sources and show that, in certain models, the vDVZ discontinuity is absent and the effective interaction at short distances is mediated by two transverse graviton helicities.

  13. Nernst branes from special geometry

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    Dempster, P.; Errington, D.; Mohaupt, T.

    2015-05-01

    We construct new black brane solutions in U(1) gauged N = 2 supergravity with a general cubic prepotential, which have entropy density s ˜ T 1/3 as T → 0 and thus satisfy the Nernst Law. By using the real formulation of special geometry, we are able to obtain analytical solutions in closed form as functions of two parameters, the temperature T and the chemical potential μ. Our solutions interpolate between hyperscaling violating Lifshitz geometries with ( z, θ) = (0 , 2) at the horizon and ( z, θ) = (1 , -1) at infinity. In the zero temperature limit, where the entropy density goes to zero, we recover the extremal Nernst branes of Barisch et al, and the parameters of the near horizon geometry change to ( z, θ) = (3 , 1).

  14. Aspects of braneworld cosmology

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    Vinet, Jeremie

    What is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery Of course, Saint-Exupery didn't have extra dimensions in mind when he wrote this famous line. Nevertheless, the recent realisation that standard model degrees of freedom can naturally be restricted to a submanifold embedded in a higher dimensional Universe means that an ingredient essential to our description of nature might quite literally be "invisible to the eye". Exploring the consequences of such braneworld scenarios has occupied a large part of the theoretical physics community over the last seven years, and this thesis is a collection of contributions to this endeavour. After reviewing the motivations for and early successes of braneworld scenarios, we examine rho2 corrections to the Hubble rate in the stabilized Randall-Sundrum I model, where the hierarchy problem is solved in a natural way, in order to ascertain whether such corrections might be of help in addressing some issues with inflation and baryogenesis. The three following chapters are concerned with six-dimensional models that have been advertised as possibly leading to a self-tuning solution to the cosmological constant problem. We examine this claim thoroughly, through the study of thick codimension-two braneworlds. This allows us to provide a generalization of the relationship between the deficit angle and the brane matter content. We also present the first derivation of the Friedmann equations on a codimension-two brane containing matter with an arbitrary equation of state, first in the context of Einstein-Hilbert gravity and then in six dimensional supergravity.

  15. Statistical mechanics of multiply wound D-branes

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    Polhemus, Gavin

    1997-08-01

    The D-brane counting of black hole entropy is commonly understood in terms of excitations carrying fractional charges living on long, multiply wound branes (e.g., open strings with fractional Kaluza-Klein momentum). This paper addresses why the branes become multiply wound. Since multiply wound branes are T dual to branes evenly spaced around the compact dimension, this tendency for branes to become multiply wound can be seen as an effective repulsion between branes in the T-dual picture. We also discuss how the fractional charges on multiply wound branes conspire to always form configurations with integer charge.

  16. M-Brane Models and Loop Spaces

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    Sämann, Christian

    2012-06-01

    I review an extension of the ADHMN construction of monopoles to M-brane models. This extended construction gives a map from solutions to the Basu-Harvey equation to solutions to the self-dual string equation transgressed to loop space. Loop spaces appear in fact quite naturally in M-brane models. This is demonstrated by translating a recently proposed M5-brane model to loop space. Finally, I comment on some recent developments related to the loop space approach to M-brane models.

  17. On Branes and Oriented B fields

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    Shmakova, Marina

    2003-06-26

    Novel theories appear on the world-volume of branes by orienting B fields along various directions of the branes. We review some of the earlier developments and explore many new examples of these theories. In particular, among other things, we study the pinning effect of branes near conifold like singularities and brane-antibrane theories with different fluxes on their world-volumes. We show that all these theories arise from different limits of an M-theory configuration with appropriately chosen G-fluxes. This gives us a way to study them from a unified framework in M-theory.

  18. Fermion localization on a split brane

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    Chumbes, A. E. R.; Vasquez, A. E. O.; Hott, M. B.

    2011-05-15

    In this work we analyze the localization of fermions on a brane embedded in five-dimensional, warped and nonwarped, space-time. In both cases we use the same nonlinear theoretical model with a nonpolynomial potential featuring a self-interacting scalar field whose minimum energy solution is a soliton (a kink) which can be continuously deformed into a two-kink. Thus a single brane splits into two branes. The behavior of spin 1/2 fermions wave functions on the split brane depends on the coupling of fermions to the scalar field and on the geometry of the space-time.

  19. Self-Consistent Cosmological Simulations of DGP Braneworld Gravity

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    Schmidt, Fabian

    2009-09-01

    We perform cosmological N-body simulations of the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati braneworld model, by solving the full non-linear equations of motion for the scalar degree of freedom in this model, the brane bending mode. While coupling universally to matter, the brane-bending mode has self-interactions that become important as soon as the density field becomes non-linear. These self-interactions lead to a suppression of the field in high-density environments, and restore gravity to General Relativity. The code uses a multi-grid relaxation scheme to solve the non-linear field equation in the quasi-static approximation. We perform simulations of a flat self-accelerating DGP model without cosmological constant. However, the type of non-linear interactions of the brane-bending mode, which are the focus of this study, are generic to a wide class of braneworld cosmologies. The results of the DGP simulations are compared with standard gravity simulations assuming the same expansion history, and with DGP simulations using the linearized equation for the brane bending mode. This allows us to isolate the effects of the non-linear self-couplings of the field which are noticeable already on quasi-linear scales. We present results on the matter power spectrum and the halo mass function, and discuss the behavior of the brane bending mode within cosmological structure formation. We find that, independently of CMB constraints, the self-accelerating DGP model is strongly constrained by current weak lensing and cluster abundance measurements.

  20. Black branes in flux compactifications

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    Torroba, Gonzalo; Wang, Huajia

    2013-10-01

    We construct charged black branes in type IIA flux compactifications that are dual to (2 + 1)-dimensional field theories at finite density. The internal space is a general Calabi-Yau manifold with fluxes, with internal dimensions much smaller than the AdS radius. Gauge fields descend from the 3-form RR potential evaluated on harmonic forms of the Calabi-Yau, and Kaluza-Klein modes decouple. Black branes are described by a four-dimensional effective field theory that includes only a few light fields and is valid over a parametrically large range of scales. This effective theory determines the low energy dynamics, stability and thermodynamic properties. Tools from flux compactifications are also used to construct holographic CFTs with no relevant scalar operators, that can lead to symmetric phases of condensed matter systems stable to very low temperatures. The general formalism is illustrated with simple examples such as toroidal compactifications and manifolds with a single size modulus. We initiate the classification of holographic phases of matter described by flux compactifications, which include generalized Reissner-Nordstrom branes, nonsupersymmetric AdS2×R2 and hyperscaling violating solutions.

  1. Higgs Physics and Cosmology

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    Roberts, Alex

    2016-08-01

    Recently, a new framework for describing the multiverse has been proposed which is based on the principles of quantum mechanics. The framework allows for well-defined predictions, both regarding global properties of the universe and outcomes of particular experiments, according to a single probability formula. This provides complete unification of the eternally inflating multiverse and many worlds in quantum mechanics. We elucidate how cosmological parameters can be calculated in this framework, and study the probability distribution for the value of the cosmological constant. We consider both positive and negative values, and find that the observed value is consistent with the calculated distribution at an order of magnitude level. In particular, in contrast to the case of earlier measure proposals, our framework prefers a positive cosmological constant over a negative one. These results depend only moderately on how we model galaxy formation and life evolution therein. We explore supersymmetric theories in which the Higgs mass is boosted by the non-decoupling D-terms of an extended U(1) X gauge symmetry, defined here to be a general linear combination of hypercharge, baryon number, and lepton number. Crucially, the gauge coupling, gX, is bounded from below to accommodate the Higgs mass, while the quarks and leptons are required by gauge invariance to carry non-zero charge under U(1)X. This induces an irreducible rate, sigmaBR, for pp → X → ll relevant to existing and future resonance searches, and gives rise to higher dimension operators that are stringently constrained by precision electroweak measurements. Combined, these bounds define a maximally allowed region in the space of observables, (sigmaBR, mX), outside of which is excluded by naturalness and experimental limits. If natural supersymmetry utilizes non-decoupling D-terms, then the associated X boson can only be observed within this window, providing a model independent 'litmus test' for this broad

  2. Quintessence and Born-Infeld cosmology

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    Moniz, P. Vargas

    2002-11-01

    Recent observations suggest that the universe is in a state of accelerated cosmic expansion. Herewith we investigate this scenario within the Born-Infeld theory, which has been employed to describe open strings ending on D-branes. A multidimensional model with a topology R×S3×Sd, a cosmological constant, dust matter, and gauge fields is considered for that purpose. Two situations are subsequently discussed, according to whether string effects are (i) dominant or (ii) induce perturbations in the gauge field sector. Studying the set of equations governing the cosmological dynamics, we find that Born-Infeld cosmology can be compatible with the presently measured acceleration, together with a compactified internal space. This is shown to depend on the gauge field components in the internal dimensions as well as string modifications to the gauge matter sector. Furthermore, we argue regarding situation (i) that quintessence could constitute a transient stage.

  3. Giant leaps and minimal branes in multidimensional flux landscapes

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    Brown, Adam R.; Dahlen, Alex

    2011-07-01

    There is a standard story about decay in multidimensional flux landscapes: that from any state, the fastest decay is to take a small step, discharging one flux unit at a time; that fluxes with the same coupling constant are interchangeable; and that states with N units of a given flux have the same decay rate as those with -N. We show that this standard story is false. The fastest decay is a giant leap that discharges many different fluxes in unison; this decay is mediated by a “minimal” brane that wraps the internal manifold and exhibits behavior not visible in the effective theory. We discuss the implications for the cosmological constant problem.

  4. Magnetic brane solutions in Gauss-Bonnet-Maxwell massive gravity

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    Hendi, Seyed Hossein; Eslam Panah, Behzad; Panahiyan, Shahram; Momennia, Mehrab

    2017-09-01

    Magnetic branes of Gauss-Bonnet-Maxwell theory in the context of massive gravity is studied in detail. Exact solutions are obtained and their interesting geometrical properties are investigated. It is argued that although these horizonless solutions are free of curvature singularity, they enjoy a cone-like geometry with a conic singularity. In order to investigate the effects of various parameters on the geometry of conic singularity, its corresponding deficit angle is studied. It will be shown that despite the effects of Gauss-Bonnet gravity on the solutions, deficit angle is free of Gauss-Bonnet parameter. On the other hand, the effects of massive gravity, cosmological constant and electrical charge on the deficit angle will be explored. Also, a brief discussion related to possible geometrical phase transition of these topological objects is given.

  5. Energy radiation by cosmic superstrings in brane inflation

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    Firouzjahi, Hassan

    2008-01-15

    The dominant method of energy loss by a loop of cosmic D-strings in models of warped brane inflation is studied. It is shown that the energy loss via Ramond-Ramond field radiation can dominate by many orders of magnitude over the energy radiation via gravitational wave emission. The ratio of these two energy loss mechanisms depends on the energy scale of inflation, the mass scale of string theory, and whether it is a single-throat or a multithroat inflationary scenario. This can have important consequences for the detection of cosmic superstrings in the near future. It is argued that the bounds from cosmic microwave background anisotropies and big bang nucleosynthesis are the dominant cosmological sources to constrain the physical parameters of the network of cosmic superstrings, whereas the role of the gravitational wave-based experiments may be secondary.

  6. Conformal symmetry of brane world effective actions

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    McFadden, Paul L.; Turok, Neil

    2005-01-15

    A simple derivation of the low-energy effective action for brane worlds is given, highlighting the role of conformal invariance. We show how to improve the effective action for a positive- and negative-tension brane pair using the AdS/CFT correspondence.

  7. Curvature Cosmology

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    Crawford, David F.

    Curvature Cosmology proposes a new cosmological model very different from, and more elegant than, the Big-Bang Theory. Curvature Cosmology is based on two major hypotheses that Hubble redshift is due to an interaction of photons with curved spacetime and that there is a pressure that acts to stabilise expansion and provides a static, stable universe. The main focus of this book is to describe these two hypotheses in detail and to examine all relevant cosmological data in the context of this new model of the universe. This model proposes that, though evolution of stars and galaxies is evident, the statistical properties of the universe are the same at all places and at all times. In short, the universe is ageless, has no defined beginning (unlike the Big-Bang model), and carries no evidence of expansion, despite the changeability of its components. Curvature Cosmology calls for a paradigm shift in current cosmology and requires at least basic (if not more complex) knowledge of past and current cosmological models and equations.

  8. Brane Inflation: From Superstring to Cosmic Strings

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    Tye, S.-H. Henry

    2004-12-10

    Brane inflation, where branes move towards each other in the brane world, has been shown to be quite natural in superstring theory. Inflation ends when branes collide and heat the universe, initiating the hot big bang. Cosmic strings (but not domain walls or monopoles) are copiously produced during the brane collision. Using the COBE data on the temperature anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background, the cosmic string tension {mu} is estimated to be around 10 -6 > G{mu} > 10-11, while the present observational bound is 7 x 10 -7 > G{mu}. This implies that the anisotropy that seeds structure formation comes mostly from inflation, but with a small component (< 10%) from cosmic string effects. This cosmic string effect should be testable in the near future via gravitational lensing, the cosmic microwave background radiation, and/or gravitational wave detectors like LIGO II/VIRGO.

  9. Perturbations on and off de Sitter brane in anti-de Sitter bulk

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    Libanov, M.; Rubakov, V.

    2016-09-01

    Motivated by holographic models of a (pseudo)conformal Universe, we carry out a complete analysis of linearized metric perturbations in the time-dependent two-brane setup of the Lykken-Randall type. We present the equations of motion for the scalar, vector and tensor perturbations and identify light modes in the spectrum, which are scalar radion and transverse-traceless graviton. We show that there are no other modes in the discrete part of the spectrum. We pay special attention to properties of light modes and show, in particular, that the radion has red power spectrum at late times, as anticipated on holographic grounds. Unlike the graviton, the radion survives in the single-brane limit, when one of the branes is sent to the adS boundary. These properties imply that potentially observable features characteristic of the 4d (pseudo)conformal cosmology, such as statistical anisotropy and specific shapes of non-Gaussianity, are inherent also in holographic conformal models as well as in brane world inflation.

  10. Phenomenology of D-brane inflation with general speed of sound

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    Peiris, Hiranya; Baumann, Daniel; Friedman, Brett; Cooray, Asantha

    2007-11-15

    A characteristic of D-brane inflation is that fluctuations in the inflaton field can propagate at a speed significantly less than the speed of light. This yields observable effects that are distinct from those of single-field slow-roll inflation, such as a modification of the inflationary consistency relation and a potentially large level of non-Gaussianities. We present a numerical algorithm that extends the inflationary flow formalism to models with general speed of sound. For an ensemble of D-brane-inflation models parametrized by the Hubble parameter and the speed of sound as polynomial functions of the inflaton field, we give qualitative predictions for the key inflationary observables. We discuss various consistency relations for D-brane inflation, and compare the qualitative shapes of the warp factors we derive from the numerical models with analytical warp factors considered in the literature. Finally, we derive and apply a generalized microphysical bound on the inflaton field variation during brane inflation. While a large number of models are consistent with current cosmological constraints, almost all of these models violate the compactification constraint on the field range in four-dimensional Planck units. If the field range bound is to hold, then models with a detectable level of non-Gaussianity predict a blue scalar spectral index, and a tensor component that is far below the detection limit of any future experiment.

  11. Randall-Sundrum brane Universe as a ground state for Chern-Simons gravity

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    Cordonier-Tello, Fabrizio; Izaurieta, Fernando; Mella, Patricio; Rodríguez, Eduardo

    2016-12-01

    In stark contrast with the three-dimensional case, higher-dimensional Chern-Simons (CS) theories can have non-topological, propagating degrees of freedom. Finding those vacua that allow for the propagation of linear perturbations, however, proves to be surprisingly challenging. The simplest solutions are somehow ‘hyper-stable’, preventing the construction of realistic, four-dimensional physical models. Here, we show that a Randall-Sundrum (RS) brane Universe can be regarded as a vacuum solution of CS gravity in five-dimensional spacetime, with non vanishing torsion along the dimension perpendicular to the brane. Linearized perturbations around this solution not only exist, but behave as standard gravitational waves on a four-dimensional Minkowski background. In the non-perturbative regime, the solution leads to a four-dimensional ‘cosmological function’ {{Λ }}(x) which depends on the Euler density of the brane. Interestingly, the fact that the solution admits nontrivial linear perturbations seems to be related to an often neglected property of the RS spacetime: that it is a group manifold, or, more precisely, two identical group manifolds glued together along the brane. The gravitational theory is then built around this fact, adding the Lorentz generators and one scalar generator needed to close the algebra. In this way, a conjecture emerges: a spacetime that is also a group manifold can be regarded as the ground state of a CS theory for an appropriate Lie algebra.

  12. Supergravity p-branes reexamined: Extra parameters, uniqueness, and topological censorship

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    Gal'Tsov, Dmitri V.; Lemos, José P.; Clément, Gérard

    2004-07-01

    We perform a complete integration of the Einstein-dilaton-antisymmetric form action describing black p-branes in arbitrary dimensions assuming the transverse space to be homogeneous and possessing spherical, toroidal, or hyperbolic topology. The generic solution contains eight parameters satisfying one constraint. Asymptotically flat solutions form a five-parametric subspace, while conditions of regularity of the nondegenerate event horizon further restrict this number to 3, which can be related to the mass and charge densities and the asymptotic value of the dilaton. In the case of a degenerate horizon, this number is reduced by 1. Our derivation constitutes a constructive proof of the uniqueness theorem for p-branes with the homogeneous transverse space. No asymptotically flat solutions with toroidal or hyperbolic transverse space within the considered class are shown to exist, which result can be viewed as a demonstration of the topological censorship for p-branes. From our considerations it follows, in particular, that some previously discussed p-brane-like solutions with extra parameters do not satisfy the standard conditions of asymptotic flatness and absence of naked singularities. We also explore the same system in presence of a cosmological constant and derive a complete analytic solution for higher-dimensional charged topological black holes, thus proving their uniqueness.

  13. Fine-tuning with brane-localized flux in 6D supergravity

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    Niedermann, Florian; Schneider, Robert

    2016-02-01

    There are claims in the literature that the cosmological constant problem could be solved in a braneworld model with two large (micron-sized) supersymmetric extra dimensions. The mechanism relies on two basic ingredients: first, the cosmological constant only curves the compact bulk geometry into a rugby shape while the 4D curvature stays flat. Second, a brane-localized flux term is introduced in order to circumvent Weinberg's fine-tuning argument, which otherwise enters here through a backdoor via the flux quantization condition. In this paper, we show that the latter mechanism does not work in the way it was designed: the only localized flux coupling that guarantees a flat on-brane geometry is one which preserves the scale invariance of the bulk theory. Consequently, Weinberg's argument applies, making a fine-tuning necessary again. The only remaining window of opportunity lies within scale invariance breaking brane couplings, for which the tuning could be avoided. Whether the corresponding 4D curvature could be kept under control and in agreement with the observed value will be answered in our companion paper [1].

  14. Cosmological antigravity.

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    Krauss, L. M.

    1999-01-01

    The long-derided cosmological constant - a contrivance of Albert Einstein's that represents a bizarre form of energy inherent in space itself - is one of two contenders for explaining changes in the expansion rate of the Universe.

  15. Laser cosmology

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    Chen, P.

    2014-05-01

    Recent years have witnessed tremendous progress in our understanding of the cosmos, which in turn points to even deeper questions to be further addressed. Concurrently the laser technology has undergone dramatic revolutions, providing exciting opportunity for science applications. History has shown that the symbiosis between direct observations and laboratory investigation is instrumental in the progress of astrophysics. We believe that this remains true in cosmology. Current frontier phenomena related to particle astrophysics and cosmology typically involve one or more of the following conditions: (1) extremely high energy events;(2) very high density, high temperature processes; (3) super strong field environments. Laboratory experiments using high intensity lasers can calibrate astrophysical observations, investigate underlying dynamics of astrophysical phenomena, and probe fundamental physics in extreme limits. In this article we give an overview of the exciting prospect of laser cosmology. In particular, we showcase its unique capability of investigating frontier cosmology issues such as cosmic accelerator and quantum gravity.

  16. Inflationary cosmology.

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    Blau, S. K.; Guth, A. H.

    Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Summary of the standard cosmological model. 3. Problems of the standard cosmological model. 4. The original inflationary universe. 5. Successes of the original inflationary model. 6. Problems of the original inflationary model. 7. The new inflationary universe. 8. Density perturbations in the new inflationary universe. 9. Quantum theory of the new inflationary universe phase transition. 10. Inflation in the minimal SU(5) grand unified theory. 11. False vacuum bubbles and child universes. 12. Conclusion.

  17. GUT breaking on the brane?

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    Smith, David; Nomura, Yasunori; Weiner, Neal

    2001-04-04

    We present a five-dimensional supersymmetric SU(5) theory in which the gauge symmetry is broken maximally (i.e. at the 5D Planck scale M{sub *}) on the same 4D brane where chiral matter is localized. Masses of the lightest Kaluza-Klein modes for the colored Higgs and X and Y gauge fields are determined by the compactification scale of the fifth dimension, M{sub C} {approx} 10{sup 15} GeV, rather than by M{sub *}. These fields' wave functions are repelled from the GUT-breaking brane, so that proton decay rates are suppressed below experimental limits. Above the compactification scale, the differences between the standard model gauge couplings evolve logarithmically, so that ordinary logarithmic gauge coupling unification is preserved. The maximal breaking of the grand unified group can also lead to other effects, such as O(1) deviations from SU(5) predictions of Yukawa couplings, even in models utilizing the Froggatt-Nielsen mechanism.

  18. Graviton resonances on deformed branes

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    Cruz, W. T.; Gomes, A. R.; Almeida, C. A. S.

    2011-11-01

    Plane-wave solutions of Schrödinger-like equations obtained from the metric perturbations in 5D braneworld scenarios can present resonant modes. The search for those structures is important because they can provide us with massive modes with not suppressed couplings with the membrane. We propose in this paper the study of graviton Kaluza-Klein spectrum in a special kind of membrane that possesses internal structure. The interest in the study of these deformed defects is due to the fact that they have a richer internal structure that has implications in the matter energy density along the extra dimensions and this produces a space-time background whose curvature has a splitting, if compared to the usual kink-like models. Such models arise from (4, 1)-branes constructed with one scalar field coupled with gravity where we find two-kink solutions from deformations of a phi4 potential. The main objective of this work is to observe the effects of deformation process in the resonant modes as well as in the coupling between the graviton massive modes and the brane.

  19. Localised anti-branes in flux backgrounds

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    Hartnett, Gavin S.

    2015-06-01

    Solutions corresponding to finite temperature (anti)-D3 and M2 branes localised in flux backgrounds are constructed in a linear approximation. The flux backgrounds considered are toy models for the IR of the Klebanov-Strassler solution and its M-theory analogue, the Cvetič-Gibbons-Lü-Pope solution. Smooth solutions exist for either sign charge, in stark contrast with the previously considered case of smeared black branes. That the singularities of the anti-branes in the zero temperature extremal limit can be shielded behind a finite temperature horizon indicates that the singularities are physical and resolvable by string theory. As the charge of the branes grows large and negative, the flux at the horizon increases without bound and diverges in the extremal limit, which suggests a resolution via brane polarisation à la Polchinski-Strassler. It therefore appears that the anti-brane singularities do not indicate a problem with the SUSY-breaking metastable states corresponding to expanded anti-brane configurations in these backgrounds, nor with the use of these states in constructing the de Sitter landscape.

  20. Ring relations and mirror map from branes

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    Assel, Benjamin

    2017-03-01

    We study the space of vacua of three-dimensional N = 4 theories from a novel approach building on the type IIB brane realization of the theory and in which the insertion of local chiral operators in the path integral is obtained from integrating out light modes in appropriate brane setups. Most of our analysis focuses on abelian quiver theories which can be realized as the low-energy theory of D3-D5-NS5 brane arrays. Their space of vacua contains a Higgs branch, parametrized by the vevs of half-BPS meson operators, and a Coulomb branch, parametrized by the vevs of half-BPS monopole operators. We show that the Higgs operators are inserted by adding F1 strings and D3 branes, while Coulomb operators are inserted by adding D1 strings and D3 branes, with specific orientations, to the initial brane setup of the theory. This approach has two main advantages. First the ring relations describing the Higgs and Coulomb branches can be derived by looking at specific brane setups with multiple interpretations in terms of operator insertions. This provides a new derivation of the Coulomb branch quantum relations. Secondly the map between the Higgs and Coulomb operators of mirror dual theories can be derived in a trivial way from IIB S-duality.

  1. Near-horizon brane-scan revived

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    Duff, M. J.

    2009-03-01

    In 1987 two versions of the brane-scan of D-dimensional super p-branes were put forward. The first pinpointed those (p,D) slots consistent with kappa-symmetric Green-Schwarz type actions; the second generalized the membrane at the end of the universe idea to all those superconformal groups describing p-branes on the boundary of AdS×S. Although the second version predicted D3- and M5-branes in addition to those of the first, it came unstuck because the 1/2 BPS solitonic branes failed to exhibit the required symmetry enhancement in the near-horizon limit, except in the non-dilatonic cases (p=2,D=11), (p=3,D=10) and (p=5,D=11). Just recently, however, it has been argued that the fundamental D=10 heterotic string does indeed display a near-horizon enhancement to OSp(8|2) as predicted by the brane-scan, provided α corrections are taken into account. If this logic could be extended to the other strings and branes, it would resolve this 21-year-old paradox and provide a wealth of new AdS/CFT dualities, which we tabulate.

  2. A note on intersections of S-branes with p-branes

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    Deger, Nihat Sadik

    2007-06-15

    We first investigate intersections of an S-brane with a single p-brane and show that in addition to the already known solutions, it is possible to place the S-brane so that the radial part of the p-brane is not included in its world volume. This leads to a new set of solutions. Second, we consider intersections of an S-brane with a supersymmetric Dp{sub 1}-Dp{sub 2} intersection and find the list of allowed solutions for both positions of the S-brane. Among them there are D1-D5-S1 and D1-D5-S5 intersections which might be appropriate for studying time dependent AdS/CFT correspondence.

  3. Branes, instantons, and Taub-NUT spaces

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    Witten, Edward

    2009-06-01

    ALE and Taub-NUT (or ALF) hyper-Kahler four-manifolds can be naturally constructed as hyper-Kahler quotients. In the ALE case, this construction has long been understood in terms of D-branes; here we give a D-brane derivation in the Taub-NUT case. Likewise, instantons on ALE spaces and on Taub-NUT spaces have ADHM-like constructions related to hyper-Kahler quotients. Here we refine the analysis in the Taub-NUT case by making use of a D-brane probe.

  4. Randall-Sundrum cosmological model with nonminimal derivative coupling of scalar field

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    Widiyani, Agustina Suroso, Agus Zen, Freddy P.

    2015-04-16

    Nonminimal derivative coupling (NMDC) of scalar field in time-dependent Randall-Sundrum model is investigated. Firstly, we take a simple relation between the scale factor on the brane, a(t), and the scale factor of the extradimension, b(t), as b = a{sup γ} where γ is a constant. Then, we derive the Einstein equation and find its cosmological solution for a special case of static extra dimension, γ = 0. As the result, we find that de Sitter solution is a typical solution of our model. We also find that the brane tension which is related to cosmological constant on the brane is related to the coupling constant of the model.

  5. Normal DGP in varying speed of light cosmology

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    Ravanpak, Arvin; Farajollahi, Hossein; Farpoor Fadakar, Golnaz

    2017-02-01

    Varying speed of light (VSL) has been used in cosmological models in which the physical constants vary over time. On the other hand, the Dvali, Gabadadze and Porrati (DGP) brane world model, especially its normal branch, has been extensively discussed to justify the current cosmic acceleration. In this article we show that the normal branch of DGP in VSL cosmology leads to a self-accelerating behavior and therefore can interpret cosmic acceleration. Applying statefinder diagnostics demonstrates that our result slightly deviates from the ΛCDM model.

  6. Cosmological Constant as a Manifestation of the Hierarchy

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    Chen, Pisin; Gu, Je-An

    2007-12-21

    There has been the suggestion that the cosmological constant as implied by the dark energy is related to the well-known hierarchy between the Planck scale, M{sub PI}, and the Standard Model scale, M{sub SM}. Here we further propose that the same framework that addresses this hierarchy problem must also address the smallness problem of the cosmological constant. Specifically, we investigate the minimal supersymmetric (SUSY) extension of the Randall-Sundrum model where SUSY-breaking is induced on the TeV brane and transmitted into the bulk. We show that the Casimir energy density of the system indeed conforms with the observed dark energy scale.

  7. Remark on Calabi-Yau vacua of the string theory and the cosmological constant problem

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    Park, Eun Kyung; Kwon, Pyung Seong

    2013-08-01

    In the first part of the paper we study solitonic properties of the Calabi-Yau vacua of the string theory. We observe that the Calabi-Yau threefolds of the string theory may be thought of as Neveu-Schwarz-Neveu-Schwarz (NS-NS) objects whose masses are proportional to 1/gs2. In the second part, which is the main part of this paper, we propose, based on the viewpoint that our three-dimensional space is a stack of Bogomol’nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) D3-branes located at the conifold singularity of the Calabi-Yau threefold, a new mechanism to address the cosmological constant problem in the framework of the conventional compactifications, where the n-form fluxes including NS-NS three-form are all turned off. In this mechanism the four-dimensional cosmological constant λ appears as two types, NS-NS type and R-R type, of vacuum energies on the brane plus supersymmetry breaking term, which constitute a brane action density I^brane, and sum of these three terms of I^brane are forced to vanish by field equations so that λ adjusts itself to zero as a result. Also in this mechanism the d=4 supersymmetry is broken in the brane region, while still maintaining λ=0. The supersymmetry breaking occurs as a result of the gauge symmetry breaking of the R-R four-form arising at the quantum level. The substance of the supersymmetry breaking term is a vacuum energy density (of the brane region) arising from the quantum excitations with components along the transverse directions to the D3-brane. We generalize the above mechanism to the case of the flux compactifications where the fluxes are all turned on to stabilize the moduli. In the generalized theory λ appears as I^brane plus the scalar potential Vscalar for the moduli, in contrast to the case of the ordinary flux compactifications where λ is simply given by Vscalar. Also in this theory any nonzero Vscalar arising from perturbative or nonperturbative corrections is gauged away by the gauge arbitrariness of I^brane and the

  8. Astrometric cosmology .

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    Lattanzi, M. G.

    The accurate measurement of the motions of stars in our Galaxy can provide access to the cosmological signatures in the disk and halo, while astrometric experiments from within our Solar System can uniquely probe possible deviations from General Relativity. This article will introduce to the fact that astrometry has the potential, thanks also to impressive technological advancements, to become a key player in the field of local cosmology. For example, accurate absolute kinematics at the scale of the Milky Way can, for the first time in situ, account for the predictions made by the cold dark matter model for the Galactic halo, and eventually map out the distribution of dark matter, or other formation mechanisms, required to explain the signatures recently identified in the old component of the thick disk. Final notes dwell on to what extent Gaia can fulfill the expectations of astrometric cosmology and on what must instead be left to future, specifically designed, astrometric experiments.

  9. Cosmological models

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    Harvey, Alex

    1993-10-01

    Two of the most common terms employed in discussing cosmological models are open and closed. They are occasionally misused either by not recognizing or by not making it clear that each term may be used to characterize, independently and simultaneously, both the dynamic behavior and spatial geometric structure of the model under discussion. In addition, the spatial geometric structure implied by the terms open and closed is itself often either misunderstood or misused. Lastly, the role played by the cosmological constant is often improperly slighted. This paper is intended to give several examples of the abuse of terminology and clarify the distinction by means of a brief, elementary overview of Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological models.

  10. Brane-induced-gravity shock waves.

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    Kaloper, Nemanja

    2005-05-13

    We construct exact gravitational field solutions for a relativistic particle localized on a tensional brane in brane-induced gravity. They are a generalization of gravitational shock waves in 4D de Sitter space. We provide the metrics for both the normal branch and the self-inflating branch Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati brane worlds, and compare them to the 4D Einstein gravity solution and to the case when gravity resides only in the 5D bulk, without any brane-localized curvature terms. At short distances the wave profile looks the same as in four dimensions. The corrections appear only far from the source, where they differ from the long distance corrections in 4D de Sitter space. We also discover a new nonperturbative channel for energy emission into the bulk from the self-inflating [corrected] branch, when gravity is modified at the de Sitter radius.

  11. De Sitter from T-branes

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    Cicoli, Michele; Quevedo, Fernando; Valandro, Roberto

    2016-03-01

    Hidden sector D7-branes with non-zero gauge flux are a generic feature of type IIB compactifications. A non-vanishing Fayet-Iliopoulos term induced by non-zero gauge flux leads to a T-brane configuration. Expanding the D7-brane action around this T-brane background in the presence of three-form supersymmetry breaking fluxes, we obtain a positive definite contribution to the moduli scalar potential which can be used as an uplifting source for de Sitter vacua. In this way we provide a higher-dimensional understanding of known 4D mechanisms of de Sitter uplifting based on hidden sector F-terms which are non-zero because of D-term stabilisation.

  12. The geometry of branes and extended superspaces

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    Chryssomalakos, C.; de Azcárraga, J. A.; Izquierdo, J. M.; Pérez Bueno, J. C.

    We argue that a description of supersymmetric extended objects from a unified geometric point of view requires an enlargement of superspace. To this aim we study in a systematic way how superspace groups and algebras arise from Grassmann spinors when these are assumed to be the only primary entities. In the process, we recover generalized space-time superalgebras and extensions of supersymmetry found earlier. The enlargement of ordinary superspace with new parameters gives rise to extended superspace groups, on which manifestly supersymmetric actions may be constructed for various types of p-branes, including D-branes (given by Chevalley-Eilenberg cocycles) with their Born-Infeld fields. This results in a field/extended superspace democracy for superbranes: all brane fields appear as pull-backs from a suitable target superspace. Our approach also clarifies some facts concerning the origin of the central charges for the different p-branes.

  13. Escape of Black Holes from the Brane

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    Flachi, Antonino; Tanaka, Takahiro

    2005-10-01

    TeV-scale gravity theories allow the possibility of producing small black holes at energies that soon will be explored at the CERN LHC or at the Auger observatory. One of the expected signatures is the detection of Hawking radiation that might eventually terminate if the black hole, once perturbed, leaves the brane. Here, we study how the “black hole plus brane” system evolves once the black hole is given an initial velocity that mimics, for instance, the recoil due to the emission of a graviton. The results of our dynamical analysis show that the brane bends around the black hole, suggesting that the black hole eventually escapes into the extra dimensions once two portions of the brane come in contact and reconnect. This gives a dynamical mechanism for the creation of baby branes.

  14. Dimensionless cosmology

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    Narimani, Ali; Moss, Adam; Scott, Douglas

    2012-10-01

    Although it is well known that any consideration of the variations of fundamental constants should be restricted to their dimensionless combinations, the literature on variations of the gravitational constant G is entirely dimensionfull. To illustrate applications of this to cosmology, we explicitly give a dimensionless version of the parameters of the standard cosmological model, and describe the physics of both Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and recombination in a dimensionless manner. Rigorously determining how to talk about the model in a way which avoids physical dimensions is a requirement for proceeding with a calculation to constrain time-varying fundamental constants. The issue that appears to have been missed in many studies is that in cosmology the strength of gravity is bound up in the cosmological equations, and the epoch at which we live is a crucial part of the model. We argue that it is useful to consider the hypothetical situation of communicating with another civilization (with entirely different units), comparing only dimensionless constants, in order to decide if we live in a Universe governed by precisely the same physical laws. In this thought experiment, we would also have to compare epochs, which can be defined by giving the value of any one of the evolving cosmological parameters. By setting things up carefully in this way one can avoid inconsistent results when considering variable constants, caused by effectively fixing more than one parameter today. We show examples of this effect by considering microwave background anisotropies, being careful to maintain dimensionlessness throughout. We present Fisher matrix calculations to estimate how well the fine structure constants for electromagnetism and gravity can be determined with future microwave background experiments. We highlight how one can be misled by simply adding G to the usual cosmological parameter set.

  15. Holographic thermalization from nonrelativistic branes

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    Roychowdhury, Dibakar

    2016-05-01

    In this paper, based on the fundamental principles of gauge/gravity duality and considering a global quench, we probe the physics of thermalization for certain special classes of strongly coupled nonrelativistic quantum field theories that are dual to an asymptotically Schrödinger D p brane space time. In our analysis, we note that during the prelocal stages of the thermal equilibrium the entanglement entropy has a faster growth in time compared to its relativistic cousin. However, it shows a linear growth during the postlocal stages of thermal equilibrium where the so-called tsunami velocity associated with the linear growth of the entanglement entropy saturates to that of its value corresponding to the relativistic scenario. Finally, we explore the saturation region and it turns out that one must constraint certain parameters of the theory in a specific way in order to have discontinuous transitions at the point of saturation.

  16. Dynamical intersecting brane solutions of supergravity

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    Uzawa, Kunihito

    2010-02-10

    We present dynamical intersecting brane solutions in higher-dimensional gravitational theory coupled to dilaton and several forms. Assuming the forms of metric, form fields, and dilaton field, we can give the dynamical intersecting brane solutions. The dynamical solutions can be always obtained by replacing the constant modulus h{sub 0} in the warp factor for supersymmetric solutions by a linear function h{sub 0}(t) of the time coordinates t.

  17. On the Cn/Zm fractional branes

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    Karp, Robert L.

    2009-02-01

    We construct several geometric representatives for the Cn/Zm fractional branes on either a partially or the completely resolved orbifold. In the process we use large radius and conifold-type monodromies and provide a strong consistency check. In particular, for C3/Z5 we give three different sets of geometric representatives. We also find the explicit Seiberg duality which connects our fractional branes to the ones given by the McKay correspondence.

  18. Spiked instantons from intersecting D-branes

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    Nekrasov, Nikita; Prabhakar, Naveen S.

    2017-01-01

    The moduli space of spiked instantons that arises in the context of the BPS/CFT correspondence [22] is realised as the moduli space of classical vacua, i.e. low-energy open string field configurations, of a certain stack of intersecting D1-branes and D5-branes in Type IIB string theory. The presence of a constant B-field induces an interesting dynamics involving the tachyon condensation.

  19. Brane brick models in the mirror

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    Franco, Sebastián; Lee, Sangmin; Seong, Rak-Kyeong; Vafa, Cumrun

    2017-02-01

    Brane brick models are Type IIA brane configurations that encode the 2 d N=(0,2) gauge theories on the worldvolume of D1-branes probing toric Calabi-Yau 4-folds. We use mirror symmetry to improve our understanding of this correspondence and to provide a systematic approach for constructing brane brick models starting from geometry. The mirror configuration consists of D5-branes wrapping 4-spheres and the gauge theory is determined by how they intersect. We also explain how 2 d (0 , 2) triality is realized in terms of geometric transitions in the mirror geometry. Mirror symmetry leads to a geometric unification of dualities in different dimensions, where the order of duality is n - 1 for a Calabi-Yau n-fold. This makes us conjecture the existence of a quadrality symmetry in 0 d. Finally, we comment on how the M-theory lift of brane brick models connects to the classification of 2 d (0 , 2) theories in terms of 4-manifolds.

  20. Rotating black holes on codimension 2 branes

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    Kiley, Derrick

    2007-12-15

    It has recently been demonstrated that certain types of nontensional stress-energy can live on tensional codimension-2 branes, including gravitational shockwaves and small Schwarzschild black holes. In this paper we generalize the earlier Schwarzschild results, and construct the exact gravitational fields of small rotating black holes on a codimension-2 brane. We focus on the phenomenologically interesting case of a three-brane embedded in a spacetime with two compactified extra dimensions. For a nonzero tension on the brane, we verify that these solutions also show the ''lightning rod'' effect found in the Schwarzschild solutions, the net effect of which is to rescale the fundamental Planck mass. This allows for larger black hole parameters, such as the event horizon, angular momentum, and lifetime than would be naively expected for a tensionless brane. It is also found that a black hole with angular momentum pointing purely along the brane directions has a smaller horizon angular velocity than the corresponding tensionless case, while a hole with bulk components of angular momentum has a larger angular velocity.

  1. Nonsingular cosmology from an unstable Higgs field

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    Brandenberger, Robert H.; Cai, Yi-Fu; Wan, Youping; Zhang, Xinmin

    The observed value of the Higgs mass indicates an instability of the Higgs scalar at large energy scales, and hence also at large field values. In the context of early universe cosmology, this is often considered to lead to problems. Here, we point out that we can use the instability of the Higgs field to generate an ekpyrotic phase of contraction. In the context of string theory, it is possible that at very high energy densities, extra states become massless leading to an S-brane which causes the transition between a contracting phase in the past and the current expanding phase. Thus, the Higgs field may be useable to generate a nonsingular bouncing cosmology in which the anisotropy problem of usual bouncing scenarios is mitigated.

  2. Sharp predictions from eternal inflation patches in D-brane inflation

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    Hertog, Thomas; Janssen, Oliver

    2017-04-01

    We numerically generate the six-dimensional landscape of D3-brane inflation and identify patches of eternal inflation near sufficiently flat inflection points of the potential. We show that reasonable measures that select patches of eternal inflation in the landscape yield sharp predictions for the spectral properties of primordial perturbations on observable scales. These include a scalar tilt of .936, a running of the scalar tilt -.00103, undetectably small tensors and non-Gaussianity, and no observable spatial curvature. Our results explicitly demonstrate that precision cosmology probes the combination of the statistical properties of the string landscape and the measure implied by the universe's quantum state.

  3. Multiwavelength Cosmology

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    Plionis, M.

    2004-07-01

    The recent scientific efforts in Astrophysics & Cosmology have brought a revolution to our understanding of the Cosmos. Amazing results is the outcome of amazing experiments! The huge scientific, technological & financial effort that has gone into building the 10-m class telescopes as well as many space and balloon observatories, essential to observe the multitude of cosmic phenomena in their manifestations at different wavelengths, from gamma-rays to the millimetre and the radio, has given and is still giving its fruits of knowledge. These recent scientific achievements in Observational and Theoretical Cosmology were presented in the "Multiwavelength Cosmology" conference that took place on beautiful Mykonos island in the Aegean between 17 and 20 June 2003. More than 180 Cosmologists from all over the world gathered for a four-day intense meeting in which recent results from large ground based surveys (AAT/2-df, SLOAN) and space missions (WMAP, Chandra, XMM, ISO, HST) were presented and debated, providing a huge impetus to our knowledge of the Cosmos. The future of the subject (experiments, and directions of research) was also discussed. The conference was devoted mostly on the constraints on Cosmological models and galaxy formation theories that arise from the study of the high redshift Universe, from clusters of galaxies, and their evolution, from the cosmic microwave background, the large-scale structure and star-formation history. Link: Multidimensional cosmology

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    Alvarez, Enrique

    This paper briefly reports on some recent attempts to construct a cosmology consistent with present ideas about the fundamental theories of nature, which generally involve extra dimensions. The decoupling of the extra dimensions from the usual ones is analyzed, as well as the possiblity of phase transitions in a "superstring universe".

  4. Anti-de Sitter D-branes in curved backgrounds

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    Huang, Wung-Hong

    2005-07-01

    We investigate the properties of the AdS D1-branes which are the bound states of a curved D1-brane with n fundamental strings (F1) in the AdS3 spacetime, and the AdS D2-branes which are the axially symmetric bound states of a curved D2-brane with m D0-branes and n fundamental strings in the AdS3 × S3 spacetime. We see that, while the AdS D1-branes asymptotically approach to the event horizon of the AdS3 spacetime the AdS D2-branes will end on it. As the near horizon geometry of the F1/NS5 becomes the spacetime of AdS3 × S3 × T4 with NS-NS three form turned on, we furthermore investigate the corresponding AdS D-branes in the NS5-branes and macroscopic F-strings backgrounds, as an attempt to understand the origin of the AdS D-branes. From the found DBI solutions we see that in the F-strings background, both of the AdS D1-branes and AdS D2-branes will asymptotically approach to the position with a finite distance away from the F-strings. However, the AdS D2-branes therein could also end on the F-strings once it carries sufficient D0-branes charges. We also see that there does not exist any stable AdS D-branes in the NS5-branes backgrounds. We present physical arguments to explain these results, which could help us in understanding the intriguing mechanics of the formation of the AdS D-branes.

  5. Cosmological ``Truths''

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    Bothun, Greg

    2011-10-01

    Ever since Aristotle placed us, with certainty, in the Center of the Cosmos, Cosmological models have more or less operated from a position of known truths for some time. As early as 1963, for instance, it was ``known'' that the Universe had to be 15-17 billion years old due to the suspected ages of globular clusters. For many years, attempts to determine the expansion age of the Universe (the inverse of the Hubble constant) were done against this preconceived and biased notion. Not surprisingly when more precise observations indicated a Hubble expansion age of 11-13 billion years, stellar models suddenly changed to produce a new age for globular cluster stars, consistent with 11-13 billion years. Then in 1980, to solve a variety of standard big bang problems, inflation was introduced in a fairly ad hoc manner. Inflation makes the simple prediction that the net curvature of spacetime is zero (i.e. spacetime is flat). The consequence of introducing inflation is now the necessary existence of a dark matter dominated Universe since the known baryonic material could comprise no more than 1% of the necessary energy density to make spacetime flat. As a result of this new cosmological ``truth'' a significant world wide effort was launched to detect the dark matter (which obviously also has particle physics implications). To date, no such cosmological component has been detected. Moreover, all available dynamical inferences of the mass density of the Universe showed in to be about 20% of that required for closure. This again was inconsistent with the truth that the real density of the Universe was the closure density (e.g. Omega = 1), that the observations were biased, and that 99% of the mass density had to be in the form of dark matter. That is, we know the universe is two component -- baryons and dark matter. Another prevailing cosmological truth during this time was that all the baryonic matter was known to be in galaxies that populated our galaxy catalogs. Subsequent

  6. Critical escape velocity of black holes from branes

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    Flachi, Antonino; Sasaki, Misao; Pujolas, Oriol; Tanaka, Takahiro

    2006-08-15

    In recent work we have shown that a black hole stacked on a brane escapes once it acquires a recoil velocity. This result was obtained in the probe-brane approximation, i.e., when the tension of the brane is negligibly small. Therefore, it is not clear whether the effect of the brane tension may prevent the black hole from escaping for small recoil velocities. The question is whether a critical escape velocity exists. Here, we analyze this problem by studying the interaction between a Dirac-Nambu-Goto brane and a black hole assuming adiabatic (quasistatic) evolution. By describing the brane in a fixed black hole spacetime, which restricts our conclusions to lowest order effects in the tension, we find that the critical escape velocity does not exist for codimension one branes, while it does for higher codimension branes.

  7. Bouncing braneworld cosmologies and initial conditions to inflation

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    Maier, R.; Soares, I. Damiao; Tonini, E. V.

    2009-01-15

    We examine the full nonlinear dynamics of closed Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universes in the framework of D-branes formalism. Friedmann equations contain additional terms arising from the bulk-brane interaction that provide a concrete model for nonsingular bounces in the early phase of the Universe. We construct nonsingular cosmological scenarios sourced with perfect fluids and a massive inflaton field, which are past eternal, oscillatory, and may emerge into an inflationary phase due to nonlinear resonance mechanisms. Oscillatory behavior becomes metastable when the system is driven into a resonance window of the parameter space of the models, with consequent breakup of KAM tori that trap the inflaton, leading the Universe to the inflationary regime. A construction of the resonance chart of the models is made. Resonance windows are labeled by an integer n{>=}2, where n is related to the ratio of the frequencies in the scale factor/scalar field degrees of freedom. They are typically small compared to the volume of the whole parameter space, and we examine the constraints imposed by nonlinear resonance in the physical domain of initial configurations so that inflation may be realized. We discuss the complex dynamics arising in this preinflationary stage, the structural stability of the resonance pattern and some of its possible imprints in the physics of inflation. We also approach the issue of initial configurations that are connected to a chaotic exit to inflation. Pure scalar field bouncing cosmologies are constructed. Contrary to models with perfect fluid components, the structure of the bouncing dynamics is highly sensitive to the initial amplitude and to the mass of the inflaton; dynamical potential barriers allowing for bounces appear as a new feature of the dynamics. We argue that if our actual Universe is a brane inflated by a parametric resonance mechanism triggered by the inflaton, some observable cosmological parameters should then have a signature of

  8. Multidimensional Gravitational Models: Fluxbrane and S-Brane Solutions with Polynomials

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    Ivashchuk, V. D.; Melnikov, V. N.

    2007-06-21

    Main results in obtaining exact solutions for multidimensional models and their application to solving main problems of modern cosmology and black hole physics are described. Some new results on composite fluxbrane and S-brane solutions for a wide class of intersection rules are presented. These solutions are defined on a product manifold R* x M1 x ... x Mn which contains n Ricci-flat spaces M1,...,Mn with 1-dimensional R* and M1. They are defined up to a set of functions obeying non-linear differential equations equivalent to Toda-type equations with certain boundary conditions imposed. Exact solutions corresponding to configurations with two branes and intersections related to simple Lie algebras C2 and G2 are obtained. In these cases the functions Hs(z), s = 1, 2, are polynomials of degrees: (3, 4) and (6, 10), respectively, in agreement with a conjecture suggested earlier. Examples of simple S-brane solutions describing an accelerated expansion of a certain factor-space are given explicitely.

  9. Limits on brane-world and particle dark radiation from big bang nucleosynthesis and the CMB

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    Sasankan, N.; Gangopadhyay, Mayukh R.; Mathews, G. J.; Kusakabe, M.

    The term dark radiation is used both to describe a noninteracting neutrino species and as a correction to the Friedmann Equation in the simplest five-dimensional (5D) RS-II brane-world cosmology. In this paper, we consider the constraints on both the meanings of dark radiation-based upon the newest results for light-element nuclear reaction rates, observed light-element abundances and the power spectrum of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Adding dark radiation during big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) alters the Friedmann expansion rate causing the nuclear reactions to freeze out at a different temperature. This changes the final light element abundances at the end of BBN. Its influence on the CMB is to change the effective expansion rate at the surface of the last scattering. We find that the BBN constraint reduces the allowed range for both types of dark radiation at 10Mev to between ‑ 12.1% and + 6.2% of the total background energy density at 10Mev. Combining this result with fits to the CMB power spectrum, produces different results for particle versus brane-world dark radiation. In the brane-world, the range decreases from + 6.2% to ‑ 6.0%. Thus, we find that the ratio of dark radiation to the background total relativistic mass energy density ρDR/ρ is consistent with zero although there remains a very slight preference for a positive (rather than negative) contribution.

  10. Multidimensional Gravitational Models: Fluxbrane and S-Brane Solutions with Polynomials

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    Ivashchuk, V. D.; Melnikov, V. N.

    2007-06-01

    Main results in obtaining exact solutions for multidimensional models and their application to solving main problems of modern cosmology and black hole physics are described. Some new results on composite fluxbrane and S-brane solutions for a wide class of intersection rules are presented. These solutions are defined on a product manifold R* × M1 × ... × Mn which contains n Ricci-flat spaces M1,...,Mn with 1-dimensional R* and M1. They are defined up to a set of functions obeying non-linear differential equations equivalent to Toda-type equations with certain boundary conditions imposed. Exact solutions corresponding to configurations with two branes and intersections related to simple Lie algebras C2 and G2 are obtained. In these cases the functions Hs(z), s = 1, 2, are polynomials of degrees: (3, 4) and (6, 10), respectively, in agreement with a conjecture suggested earlier. Examples of simple S-brane solutions describing an accelerated expansion of a certain factor-space are given explicitely.

  11. Spherically symmetric brane in a bulk of f(R) and Gauss-Bonnet gravity

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    Chakraborty, Sumanta; SenGupta, Soumitra

    2016-11-01

    Effective gravitational field equations on a four-dimensional brane embedded in a five-dimensional bulk have been considered. Using the Einstein-Hilbert action along with the Gauss-Bonnet correction term, we have derived static spherically symmetric vacuum solution to the effective field equations, first order in the Gauss-Bonnet coupling parameter. The solution so obtained, has one part corresponding to general relativity with an additional correction term, proportional to the Gauss-Bonnet coupling parameter. The correction term modifies the spacetime structure, in particular, the location of the event horizon. Proceeding further, we have derived effective field equations for f(R) gravity with Gauss-Bonnet correction term and a static spherically symmetric solution has been obtained. In this case the Gauss-Bonnet term modifies both the event and cosmological horizon of the spacetime. There exists another way of obtaining the brane metric—expanding the bulk gravitational field equations in the ratio of bulk to brane curvature scale and assuming a separable bulk metric ansatz. It turns out that static, spherically symmetric solutions obtained from this perturbative method can be matched exactly, with the solutions derived earlier. This will hold for Einstein-Hilbert plus Gauss-Bonnet as well as for f(R) with the Gauss-Bonnet correction. Implications of these results are discussed.

  12. D-Branes in Curved Space

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    McGreevy, John Austen; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2005-07-06

    This thesis is a study of D-branes in string compactifications. In this context, D-branes are relevant as an important component of the nonperturbative spectrum, as an incisive probe of these backgrounds, and as a natural stringy tool for localizing gauge interactions. In the first part of the thesis, we discuss half-BPS D-branes in compactifications of type II string theory on Calabi-Yau threefolds. The results we describe for these objects are pertinent both in their role as stringy brane-worlds, and in their role as solitonic objects. In particular, we determine couplings of these branes to the moduli determining the closed-string geometry, both perturbatively and non-perturbatively in the worldsheet expansion. We provide a local model for transitions in moduli space where the BPS spectrum jumps, and discuss the extension of mirror symmetry between Calabi-Yau manifolds to the case when D-branes are present. The next section is an interlude which provides some applications of D-branes to other curved backgrounds of string theory. In particular, we discuss a surprising phenomenon in which fundamental strings moving through background Ramond-Ramond fields dissolve into large spherical D3-branes. This mechanism is used to explain a previously-mysterious fact discovered via the AdS-CFT correspondence. Next, we make a connection between type IIA string vacua of the type discussed in the first section and M-theory compactifications on manifolds of G{sub 2} holonomy. Finally we discuss constructions of string vacua which do not have large radius limits. In the final part of the thesis, we develop techniques for studying the worldsheets of open strings ending on the curved D-branes studied in the first section. More precisely, we formulate a large class of massive two-dimensional gauge theories coupled to boundary matter, which flow in the infrared to the relevant boundary conformal field theories. Along with many other applications, these techniques are used to describe

  13. Superstring cosmology

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    Alvarez, Enrique

    1985-01-01

    Some cosmological consequences of the assumption that superstrings are more fundamental objects than ordinary local quantum fields are examined. We study, in particular, the dependence of both the string tension and the temperature of the primordial string soup on cosmic time. A particular scenario is proposed in which the universe undergoes a contracting ``string phase'' before the ordinary ``big bang,'' which according to this picture is nothing but the outcome of the transition from nonlocal to local fundamental physics.

  14. Medieval Cosmology

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    Grant, E.; Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    During the early Middle Ages (ca 500 to ca 1130) scholars with an interest in cosmology had little useful and dependable literature. They relied heavily on a partial Latin translation of PLATO's Timaeus by Chalcidius (4th century AD), and on a series of encyclopedic treatises associated with the names of Pliny the Elder (ca AD 23-79), Seneca (4 BC-AD 65), Macrobius (fl 5th century AD), Martianus ...

  15. Cosmological wormholes

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    Kirillov, A. A.; Savelova, E. P.

    2016-05-01

    We describe in details the procedure how the Lobachevsky space can be factorized to a space of the constant negative curvature filled with a gas of wormholes. We show that such wormholes have throat sections in the form of tori and are traversable and stable in the cosmological context. The relation of such wormholes to the dark matter phenomenon is briefly described. We also discuss the possibility of the existence of analogous factorizations for all types of homogeneous spaces.

  16. Brane Localized Curvature for Warped Gravitons

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    Rizzo, Thomas G.

    2003-06-26

    We study the effects of including brane localized curvature terms in the Randall-Sundrum (RS) model of the hierarchy. This leads to the existence of brane localized kinetic terms for the graviton. Such terms can be induced by brane and bulk quantum effects as well as Higgs-curvature mixing on the brane. We derive the modified spectrum of Kaluza-Klein (KK) gravitons and their couplings to 4-dimensional fields in the presence of these terms. We find that the masses and couplings of the KK gravitons have considerable dependence on the size of the brane localized terms; the weak-scale phenomenology of the model is consequently modified . In particular, the weak-scale spin-2 graviton resonances which generically appear in the RS model may be significantly lighter than previously assumed. However, they may avoid detection as their widths may be too narrow to be observable at colliders. In the contact interaction limit, for a certain range of parameters, the experimental reach for the scale of the theory is independent of the size of the boundary terms.

  17. Motion in Brane World Models: The Bazanski Approach

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    Kahil, M.E.

    2007-11-20

    Recently, path equations have been obtained for charged and spinning objects in brane world models, using a modified Bazanski Lagrangian. In this study, path deviation equations of extended objects are derived. The significance of moving extended objects in brane world models is examined. Motion in non-symmetric brane world models is also considered.

  18. Coisotropic D8-branes and model-building

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    Font, Anamaría; Ibáñez, Luis E.; Marchesano, Fernando

    2006-09-01

    Up to now chiral type IIA vacua have been mostly based on intersecting D6-branes wrapping special Lagrangian 3-cycles on a CY3 manifold. We argue that there are additional BPS D-branes which have so far been neglected, and which seem to have interesting model-building features. They are coisotropic D8-branes, in the sense of Kapustin and Orlov. The D8-branes wrap 5-dimensional submanifolds of the CY3 which are trivial in homology, but contain a worldvolume flux that induces D6-brane charge on them. This induced D6-brane charge not only renders the D8-brane BPS, but also creates D = 4 chirality when two D8-branes intersect. We discuss in detail the case of a type IIA T6/(Bbb Z2 × Bbb Z2) orientifold, where we provide explicit examples of coisotropic D8-branes. We study the chiral spectrum, SUSY conditions, and effective field theory of different systems of D8-branes in this orientifold, and show how the magnetic fluxes generate a superpotential for untwisted Kähler moduli. Finally, using both D6-branes and coisotropic D8-branes we construct new examples of MSSM-like type IIA vacua.

  19. Unstoppable brane-flux decay of \\overline{D6} branes

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    Danielsson, U. H.; Gautason, F. F.; Van Riet, T.

    2017-03-01

    We investigate p \\overline{D6} branes inside a flux throat that carries K × M D6 charges with K the 3-form flux quantum and M the Romans mass. In such a setup brane-flux annihilation can proceed through the nucleation of KK5 branes. We find that within the calculable supergravity regime where g s p is large, the \\overline{D6} branes annihilate immediately against the fluxes despite the existence of a metastable state at small p/M in the probe approximation. The crucial property that causes this naive conflict with effective field theory is a singularity in the 3-form flux, which we cut off at string scale. Our result explains the absence of regular solutions at finite temperature and suggests there should be a smooth time-dependent solution. We also discuss the qualitative differences between \\overline{D6} branes and \\overline{D3} branes, which makes it a priori not obvious to conclude the same instability for \\overline{D3} branes.

  1. Branes and the Kraft-Procesi transition

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    Cabrera, Santiago; Hanany, Amihay

    2016-11-01

    The Coulomb and Higgs branches of certain 3 d N=4 gauge theories can be understood as closures of nilpotent orbits. Recently, a new theorem by Namikawa suggests that this is the simplest possible case, thus giving this class a special role. In this note we use branes to reproduce the mathematical work by Kraft and Procesi. It studies the classification of all nilpotent orbits for classical groups and it characterizes an inclusion relation via minimal singularities. We show how these minimal singularities arise naturally in the Type IIB superstring embedding of the 3 d A-type theories. The Higgs mechanism can be used to remove the minimal singularity, corresponding to a transition in the brane configuration that induces a new effective 3 d theory. This reproduces the Kraft-Procesi results, endowing the family of gauge theories with a new underlying structure. We provide an efficient procedure for computing such brane transitions.

  2. Thermodynamics of Lovelock-Lifshitz black branes

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    Dehghani, M. H.; Mann, R. B.

    2010-09-15

    We investigate the thermodynamics of Lovelock-Lifshitz black branes. We begin by introducing the finite action of third order Lovelock gravity in the presence of a massive vector field for a flat boundary, and use it to compute the energy density of these black branes. Using the field equations, we find a conserved quantity along the r coordinate that relates the metric parameters at the horizon and at infinity. Remarkably, though the subleading large-r behavior of Lovelock-Lifshitz black branes differs substantively from their Einsteinian Lifshitz counterparts, we find that the relationship between the energy density, temperature, and entropy density is unchanged from Einsteinian gravity. Using the first law of thermodynamics to obtain the relationship between entropy and temperature, we find that it too is the same as the Einsteinian case, apart from a constant of integration that depends on the Lovelock coefficients.

  3. Brane inflation and the overshoot problem

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    Bird, Simeon; Peiris, Hiranya V.; Baumann, Daniel

    2009-07-15

    We investigate recent claims that brane inflation solves the overshoot problem through a combination of microphysical restrictions on the phase space of initial conditions and the existence of the Dirac-Born-Infeld attractor in regimes where the slow-roll attractor does not apply. Carrying out a comprehensive analysis of the parameter space allowed by the latest advances in brane inflation model-building, we find that these restrictions are insufficient to solve the overshoot problem. The vast majority of the phase space of initial conditions is still dominated by overshoot trajectories. We present an analytic proof that the brane-inflationary attractor must be close to the slow-roll limit, and update the predictions for observables such as non-Gaussianity, cosmic string tension, and tensor modes.

  4. Brane inflation and the overshoot problem

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    Bird, Simeon; Peiris, Hiranya V.; Baumann, Daniel

    2009-07-01

    We investigate recent claims that brane inflation solves the overshoot problem through a combination of microphysical restrictions on the phase space of initial conditions and the existence of the Dirac-Born-Infeld attractor in regimes where the slow-roll attractor does not apply. Carrying out a comprehensive analysis of the parameter space allowed by the latest advances in brane inflation model-building, we find that these restrictions are insufficient to solve the overshoot problem. The vast majority of the phase space of initial conditions is still dominated by overshoot trajectories. We present an analytic proof that the brane-inflationary attractor must be close to the slow-roll limit, and update the predictions for observables such as non-Gaussianity, cosmic string tension, and tensor modes.

  5. Gauge Field Localization on Deformed Branes

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    Tofighi, A.; Moazzen, M.; Farokhtabar, A.

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, we utilise the Chumbes-Holf da Silva-Hott (CHH) mechanism to investigate the issue of gauge field localization on a deformed brane constructed with one scalar field, which can be coupled to gravity minimally or non-minimally. The study of deformed defects is important because they contain internal structures which may have implications in braneworld models. With the CHH mechanism, we find that the massless zero mode of gauge field, in the case of minimal or non-minimal coupling is localized on the brane. Moreover, in the case of non-minimal coupling, it is shown that, when the non-minimal coupling constant is larger than its critical value, then the zero mode is localized on each sub brane.

  6. Denouement of a Wormhole-Brane Encounter

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    Rodrigo, Enrico

    Higher-dimensional black holes have long been considered within the context of brane worlds. Recently, it was shown that the brane-world ethos also permits the consideration of higher-dimensional wormholes. When such a wormhole, pre-existing in the bulk, impinges upon our universe, taken to be a positive-tension three-brane, it can induce the creation in our universe of a wormhole of ordinary dimensionality. The throat of this wormhole might fully constrict, pinch off, and thus birth a baby universe. Alternatively, the induced wormhole might persist. I show that persistence is more likely and note that the persistent wormhole manifests itself as a particle-like object whose interaction with cosmic matter is purely gravitational. I consider the viability of this object as a dark matter candidate.

  7. How a Randall-Sundrum Brane-World Effective Potential Influences Inflation Physics

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    Beckwith, A. W.

    2007-01-30

    In string theory, even when there are ten to the thousand power vacuum states, does inflation produce overwhelmingly one preferred type of vacuum state? We respond affirmatively to questions whether existence of graviton production is confirmable using present detector methodology. We use an explicit Randall-Sundrum brane-world effective potential as congruent with an inflationary quadratic potential start. This occurs after Bogomolnyi inequality eliminates need for ad hoc assumption of axion wall mass high temperature related disappearing. Graviton production has explicit links with a five-dimensional brane-world negative cosmological constant and a four-dimensional positive valued cosmological constant, whose temperature dependence permits an early universe graviton production activity burst. We show how di quarks, wave functions, and various forms tie into the Wheeler-De Witt equation. This permits investigating a discretized quantum bounce and a possible link to the initial phases of present universe's evolution with a prior universe's collapse to the bounce point--the initial starting point to inflationary expansion. This opens a possibility of realistically investigating gravitons as part of a space propulsion system and dealing with problems from a beam of gravity waves, which would create a g-force because the geodestic structure is near field. It can be applied to existing and to new space propulsion concepts.

  8. Solutions on a brane in a bulk spacetime with Kalb–Ramond field

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    Chakraborty, Sumanta SenGupta, Soumitra

    2016-04-15

    Effective gravitational field equations on a brane have been derived, when the bulk spacetime is endowed with the second rank antisymmetric Kalb–Ramond field. Since both the graviton and the Kalb–Ramond field are closed string excitations, they can propagate in the bulk. After deriving the effective gravitational field equations on the brane, we solve them for a static spherically symmetric solution. It turns out that the solution so obtained represents a black hole or naked singularity depending on the parameter space of the model. The stability of this model is also discussed. Cosmological solutions to the gravitational field equations have been obtained, where the Kalb–Ramond field is found to behave as normal pressure free matter. For certain specific choices of the parameters in the cosmological solution, the solution exhibits a transition in the behaviour of the scale factor and hence a transition in the expansion history of the universe. The possibility of accelerated expansion of the universe in this scenario is also discussed.

  9. Derived Categories and Zero-Brane Stability

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    Lawrence, Albion

    2001-07-25

    We define a particular class of topological field theories associated to open strings and prove the resulting D-branes and open strings form the bounded derived category of coherent sheaves. This derivation is a variant of some ideas proposed recently by Douglas. We then argue that any 0-brane on any Calabi-Yau threefold must become unstable along some path in the Kahler moduli space. As a byproduct of this analysis we see how the derived category can be invariant under a birational transformation.

  10. Brane decay and an initial spacelike singularity.

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    Kawai, Shinsuke; Keski-Vakkuri, Esko; Leigh, Robert G; Nowling, Sean

    2006-01-27

    We present a novel string theory scenario where matter in a spacetime originates from a decaying brane at the origin of time. The decay could be considered as a big-bang-like event at X0=0. The closed string interpretation is a time-dependent spacetime with a semi-infinite time direction, with the initial energy of the brane converted into energy flux from the origin. The open string interpretation can be viewed as a string theoretic nonsingular initial condition.

  11. Effective theory approach to brane world black holes

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    McFadden, Paul L.; Turok, Neil

    2005-04-15

    We derive static spherically symmetric vacuum solutions of the low-energy effective action for the two brane Randall-Sundrum model. The solutions with nontrivial radion belong to a one-parameter family describing traversable wormholes between the branes and a black hole, and were first discovered in the context of Einstein gravity with a conformally coupled scalar field. From a brane world perspective, a distinctive feature of all the solutions with nontrivial radion is a brane intersection about which the bulk geometry is conical but the induced metrics on the branes are regular. Contrary to earlier claims in the literature, we show these solutions are stable under monopole perturbations.

  12. The Cosmological Constant in Quantum Cosmology

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    Wu Zhongchao

    2008-10-10

    Hawking proposed that the cosmological constant is probably zero in quantum cosmology in 1984. By using the right configuration for the wave function of the universe, a complete proof is found very recently.

  13. Constrained superfields on metastable anti-D3-branes

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    Aalsma, Lars; van der Schaar, Jan Pieter; Vercnocke, Bert

    2017-05-01

    We study the effect of brane polarization on the supersymmetry transformations of probe anti-D3-branes at the tip of a Klebanov-Strassler throat geometry. As is well known, the probe branes can polarize into NS5-branes and decay to a supersymmetric state by brane-flux annihilation. The effective potential has a metastable minimum as long as the number of anti-D3-branes is small compared to the number of flux quanta. We study the reduced four-dimensional effective NS5-brane theory and show that in the metastable minimum supersymmetry is non-linearly realized to leading order, as expected for spontaneously broken supersymmetry. However, a strict decoupling limit of the higher order corrections in terms of a standard nilpotent superfield does not seem to exist. We comment on the possible implications of these results for more general low-energy effective descriptions of inflation or de Sitter vacua.

  14. Notes on the two-brane model with variable tension

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    Abdalla, M. C. B.; Hoff da Silva, J. M. Hoff; Rocha, R. da

    2009-08-15

    Motivated by possible extensions of the braneworld models with two branes, we investigate some consequences of a variable brane tension, using the well established results on consistency conditions. By a slight modification of the usual stress-tensor used in order to derive the braneworld sum rules, we find some important constraints obeyed by time-dependent brane tensions. In particular, it is shown that the tensions of two Randall-Sundrum-like branes obeying, at the same time, an Eoetvoes law, aggravate the fine-tuning problem. Also, it is shown that if the hidden brane tension obeys an Eoetvoes law, then the visible brane has a mixed behavior allowing a bouncinglike period at early times while it is dominated by an Eoetvoes law now. To finalize, we discuss some qualitative characteristics, which may arise in the scope of dynamical brane tensions, as anisotropic background and branons production.

  15. D-Brane Anti-D-Brane System in String Theory

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    Hyakutake, Y.

    In this paper, we review a system of D-brane and anti-D-brane in type II superstring theories. [A. Sen, hep-th/9904207 and references there in; Y. Hyakutake, Master-Th., Doctor-Th. (in Japanese)] This system is unstable and tachyonic modes, which have negative mass squared, appear from open strings between D-brane and anti-D-brane. The effective field theory on the world-volume is described by U(1) × U(1) gauge theory with a complex tachyon field. Since the mass squared of the tachyon field is negative, a tachyon potential would be like a wine bottle. In order to make the system stable, the tachyon rolls down the potential and gets some vacuum expectation value. This is called the tachyon condensation mechanism. During this mechanism, Dp-brane and anti-Dp-brane annihilate completely, if we admit Sen's conjecture. The suspicions between tachyon condensation and Hawking radiation are also discussed.

  16. Collective excitations of massive flavor branes

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    Itsios, Georgios; Jokela, Niko; Ramallo, Alfonso V.

    2016-08-01

    We study the intersections of two sets of D-branes of different dimensionalities. This configuration is dual to a supersymmetric gauge theory with flavor hypermultiplets in the fundamental representation of the gauge group which live on the defect of the unflavored theory determined by the directions common to the two types of branes. One set of branes is dual to the color degrees of freedom, while the other set adds flavor to the system. We work in the quenched approximation, i.e., where the flavor branes are considered as probes, and focus specifically on the case in which the quarks are massive. We study the thermodynamics and the speeds of first and zero sound at zero temperature and non-vanishing chemical potential. We show that the system undergoes a quantum phase transition when the chemical potential approaches its minimal value and we obtain the corresponding non-relativistic critical exponents that characterize its critical behavior. In the case of (2 + 1)-dimensional intersections, we further study alternative quantization and the zero sound of the resulting anyonic fluid. We finally extend these results to non-zero temperature and magnetic field and compute the diffusion constant in the hydrodynamic regime. The numerical results we find match the predictions by the Einstein relation.

  17. First law of p-brane thermodynamics

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    Rogatko, Marek

    2009-08-15

    We study the physical process version and the equilibrium state version of the first law of thermodynamics for a charged p-brane. The general setting for our investigations is (n+p+1)-dimensional Einstein dilaton gravity with (p+2) strength form fields.

  18. Vacuum decay on a brane world

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    Davis, Stephen C.; Brechet, Sylvain

    2005-05-15

    The bubble nucleation rate for a first order phase transition occurring on a brane world is calculated. Both the Coleman-de Luccia thin wall instanton and the Hawking-Moss instanton are considered. The results are compared with the corresponding nucleation rates for standard four-dimensional gravity.

  19. From soft walls to infrared branes

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    Gersdorff, Gero von

    2010-10-15

    Five-dimensional warped spaces with soft walls are generalizations of the standard Randall-Sundrum compactifications, where instead of an infrared brane one has a curvature singularity (with vanishing warp factor) at finite proper distance in the bulk. We project the physics near the singularity onto a hypersurface located a small distance away from it in the bulk. This results in a completely equivalent description of the soft wall in terms of an effective infrared brane, hiding any singular point. We perform explicitly this calculation for two classes of soft wall backgrounds used in the literature. The procedure has several advantages. It separates in a clean way the physics of the soft wall from the physics of the five-dimensional bulk, facilitating a more direct comparison with standard two-brane warped compactifications. Moreover, consistent soft walls show a sort of universal behavior near the singularity which is reflected in the effective brane Lagrangian. Thirdly, for many purposes, a good approximation is obtained by assuming the bulk background away from the singularity to be the usual Randall-Sundrum metric, thus making the soft wall backgrounds better analytically tractable. We check the validity of this procedure by calculating the spectrum of bulk fields and comparing it to the exact result, finding very good agreement.

  20. Schwarzschild solution in brane induced gravity

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    Gabadadze, Gregory; Iglesias, Alberto

    2005-10-15

    The metric of a Schwarzschild solution in brane induced gravity in five dimensions is studied. We find a nonperturbative solution for which an exact expression on the brane is obtained. We also find a linearized solution in the bulk and argue that a nonsingular exact solution in the entire space should exist. The exact solution on the brane is highly nontrivial as it interpolates between different distance scales. This part of the metric is enough to deduce an important property--the Arnowitt-Deser-Misner canonical formalism (ADM) mass of the solution is suppressed compared to the bare mass of a static source. This screening of the mass is due to nonlinear interactions which give rise to a nonzero curvature outside the source. The curvature extends away from the source to a certain macroscopic distance that coincides with the would-be strong interaction scale. The very same curvature shields the source from strong coupling effects. The four-dimensional law of gravity, including the correct tensorial structure, is recovered at observable distances. We find that the solution has no van Dam-Veltman-Zakharov discontinuity and show that the gravitational field on the brane is always weak, in spite of the fact that the solution is nonperturbative.

  1. Quasinormal modes of near extremal black branes

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    Starinets, Andrei O.

    2002-12-01

    We find quasinormal modes of near extremal black branes by solving a singular boundary value problem for the Heun equation. The corresponding eigenvalues determine the dispersion law for the collective excitations in the dual strongly coupled N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory at finite temperature.

  2. Bending branes for DCFT in two dimensions

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    Erdmenger, Johanna; Flory, Mario; Newrzella, Max-Niklas

    2015-01-01

    We consider a holographic dual model for defect conformal field theories (DCFT) in which we include the backreaction of the defect on the dual geometry. In particular, we consider a dual gravity system in which a two-dimensional hypersurface with matter fields, the brane, is embedded into a three-dimensional asymptotically Anti-de Sitter spacetime. Motivated by recent proposals for holographic duals of boundary conformal field theories (BCFT), we assume the geometry of the brane to be determined by Israel junction conditions. We show that these conditions are intimately related to the energy conditions for the brane matter fields, and explain how these energy conditions constrain the possible geometries. This has implications for the holographic entanglement entropy in particular. Moreover, we give exact analytical solutions for the case where the matter content of the brane is a perfect fluid, which in a particular case corresponds to a free massless scalar field. Finally, we describe how our results may be particularly useful for extending a recent proposal for a holographic Kondo model.

  3. Wronskians, dualities and FZZT-Cardy branes

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    Chan, Chuan-Tsung; Irie, Hirotaka; Niedner, Benjamin; Yeh, Chi-Hsien

    2016-09-01

    The resolvent operator plays a central role in matrix models. For instance, with utilizing the loop equation, all of the perturbative amplitudes including correlators, the free-energy and those of instanton corrections can be obtained from the spectral curve of the resolvent operator. However, at the level of non-perturbative completion, the resolvent operator is generally not sufficient to recover all the information from the loop equations. Therefore it is necessary to find a sufficient set of operators which provide the missing non-perturbative information. In this paper, we study generalized Wronskians of the Baker-Akhiezer systems as a manifestation of these new degrees of freedom. In particular, we derive their isomonodromy systems and then extend several spectral dualities to these systems. In addition, we discuss how these Wronskian operators are naturally aligned on the Kac table. Since they are consistent with the Seiberg-Shih relation, we propose that these new degrees of freedom can be identified as FZZT-Cardy branes in Liouville theory. This means that FZZT-Cardy branes are the bound states of elemental FZZT branes (i.e. the twisted fermions) rather than the bound states of principal FZZT-brane (i.e. the resolvent operator).

  4. The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology

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    Gibbons, G. W.; Shellard, E. P. S.; Rankin, S. J.

    2009-08-01

    Preface; List of contributors; 1. Introduction; Part I. Popular Symposium: 2. Our complex cosmos and its future Martin J. Rees; 3. Theories of everything and Hawking's wave function of the Universe James B. Hartle; 4. The problem of space-time singularities: implications for quantum gravity? Roger Penrose; 5. Warping spacetime Kip Thorne; 6. 60 years in a nutshell Stephen W. Hawking; Part II. Spacetime Singularities: 7. Cosmological perturbations and singularities George F. R. Ellis; 8. The quantum physics of chronology protection Matt Visser; 9. Energy dominance and the Hawking-Ellis vacuum conservation theorem Brandon Carter; 10. On the instability of extra space dimensions Roger Penrose; Part III. Black Holes: 11. Black hole uniqueness and the inner horizon stability problem Werner Israel; 12. Black holes in the real universe and their prospects as probes of relativistic gravity Martin J. Rees; 13. Primordial black holes Bernard Carr; 14. Black hole pair creation Simon F. Ross; 15. Black holes as accelerators Steven Giddings; Part IV. Hawking Radiation: 16. Black holes and string theory Malcolm Perry; 17. M theory and black hole quantum mechanics Joe Polchinski; 18. Playing with black strings Gary Horowitz; 19. Twenty years of debate with Stephen Leonard Susskind; Part V. Quantum Gravity: 20. Euclidean quantum gravity: the view from 2002 Gary Gibbons; 21. Zeta functions, anomalies and stable branes Ian Moss; 22. Some reflections on the status of conventional quantum theory when applied to quantum gravity Chris Isham; 23. Quantum geometry and its ramifications Abhay Ashtekar; 24. Topology change in quantum gravity Fay Dowker; Part VI. M Theory and Beyond: 25. The past and future of string theory Edward Witten; 26. String theory David Gross; 27. A brief description of string theory Michael Green; 28. The story of M Paul Townsend; 29. Gauged supergravity and holographic field theory Nick Warner; 30. 57 varieties in a NUTshell Chris Pope; Part VII. de Sitter Space

  5. Cosmologically Safe QCD Axion without Fine-Tuning

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    Yamada, Masaki; Yanagida, Tsutomu T.; Yonekura, Kazuya

    2016-02-01

    Although QCD axion models are widely studied as solutions to the strong C P problem, they generically confront severe fine-tuning problems to guarantee the anomalous Peccei-Quinn (PQ) symmetry. In this Letter, we propose a simple QCD axion model without any fine-tunings. We introduce an extra dimension and a pair of extra quarks living on two branes separately, which is also charged under a bulk Abelian gauge symmetry. We assume a monopole condensation on our brane at an intermediate scale, which implies that the extra quarks develop chiral symmetry breaking and the PQ symmetry is broken. In contrast to Kim's original model, our model explains the origin of the PQ symmetry thanks to the extra dimension and avoids the cosmological domain wall problem because of chiral symmetry breaking in Abelian gauge theory.

  6. Cosmologically Safe QCD Axion without Fine-Tuning.

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    Yamada, Masaki; Yanagida, Tsutomu T; Yonekura, Kazuya

    2016-02-05

    Although QCD axion models are widely studied as solutions to the strong CP problem, they generically confront severe fine-tuning problems to guarantee the anomalous Peccei-Quinn (PQ) symmetry. In this Letter, we propose a simple QCD axion model without any fine-tunings. We introduce an extra dimension and a pair of extra quarks living on two branes separately, which is also charged under a bulk Abelian gauge symmetry. We assume a monopole condensation on our brane at an intermediate scale, which implies that the extra quarks develop chiral symmetry breaking and the PQ symmetry is broken. In contrast to Kim's original model, our model explains the origin of the PQ symmetry thanks to the extra dimension and avoids the cosmological domain wall problem because of chiral symmetry breaking in Abelian gauge theory.

  7. Future singularities and teleparallelism in loop quantum cosmology

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    Bamba, Kazuharu; Haro, Jaume de; Odintsov, Sergei D. E-mail: jaime.haro@upc.edu

    2013-02-01

    We demonstrate how holonomy corrections in loop quantum cosmology (LQC) prevent the Big Rip singularity by introducing a quadratic modification in terms of the energy density ρ in the Friedmann equation in the Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) space-time in a consistent and useful way. In addition, we investigate whether other kind of singularities like Type II,III and IV singularities survive or are avoided in LQC when the universe is filled by a barotropic fluid with the state equation P = −ρ−f(ρ), where P is the pressure and f(ρ) a function of ρ. It is shown that the Little Rip cosmology does not happen in LQC. Nevertheless, the occurrence of the Pseudo-Rip cosmology, in which the phantom universe approaches the de Sitter one asymptotically, is established, and the corresponding example is presented. It is interesting that the disintegration of bound structures in the Pseudo-Rip cosmology in LQC always takes more time than that in Einstein cosmology. Our investigation on future singularities is generalized to that in modified teleparallel gravity, where LQC and Brane Cosmology in the Randall-Sundrum scenario are the best examples. It is remarkable that F(T) gravity may lead to all the kinds of future singularities including Little Rip.

  8. Network cosmology.

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    Krioukov, Dmitri; Kitsak, Maksim; Sinkovits, Robert S; Rideout, David; Meyer, David; Boguñá, Marián

    2012-01-01

    Prediction and control of the dynamics of complex networks is a central problem in network science. Structural and dynamical similarities of different real networks suggest that some universal laws might accurately describe the dynamics of these networks, albeit the nature and common origin of such laws remain elusive. Here we show that the causal network representing the large-scale structure of spacetime in our accelerating universe is a power-law graph with strong clustering, similar to many complex networks such as the Internet, social, or biological networks. We prove that this structural similarity is a consequence of the asymptotic equivalence between the large-scale growth dynamics of complex networks and causal networks. This equivalence suggests that unexpectedly similar laws govern the dynamics of complex networks and spacetime in the universe, with implications to network science and cosmology.

  9. Network Cosmology

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    Krioukov, Dmitri; Kitsak, Maksim; Sinkovits, Robert S.; Rideout, David; Meyer, David; Boguñá, Marián

    2012-01-01

    Prediction and control of the dynamics of complex networks is a central problem in network science. Structural and dynamical similarities of different real networks suggest that some universal laws might accurately describe the dynamics of these networks, albeit the nature and common origin of such laws remain elusive. Here we show that the causal network representing the large-scale structure of spacetime in our accelerating universe is a power-law graph with strong clustering, similar to many complex networks such as the Internet, social, or biological networks. We prove that this structural similarity is a consequence of the asymptotic equivalence between the large-scale growth dynamics of complex networks and causal networks. This equivalence suggests that unexpectedly similar laws govern the dynamics of complex networks and spacetime in the universe, with implications to network science and cosmology. PMID:23162688

  10. On D-brane dynamics and moduli stabilization

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    Kitazawa, Noriaki

    2017-09-01

    We discuss the effect of the dynamics of D-branes on moduli stabilization in type IIB string theory compactifications, with reference to a concrete toy model of T6/Z 3 orientifold compactification with fractional D3-branes and anti-D3-branes at orbifold fixed points. The resulting attractive forces between anti-D3-branes and D3-branes, together with the repulsive forces between anti-D3-branes and O3-planes, can affect the stability of the compact space. There are no complex structure moduli in T6/Z 3 orientifold, which should thus capture some generic features of more general settings where all complex structure moduli are stabilized by three-form fluxes. The simultaneous presence of branes and anti-branes brings along the breaking of supersymmetry. Non-BPS combinations of this type are typical of “brane supersymmetry breaking” and are a necessary ingredient in the KKLT scenario for stabilizing the remaining Kähler moduli. The conclusion of our analysis is that, while mutual D-brane interactions sometimes help Kähler moduli stabilization, this is not always the case.

  11. Non-geometric five-branes in heterotic supergravity

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    Sasaki, Shin; Yata, Masaya

    2016-11-01

    We study T-duality chains of five-branes in heterotic supergravity where the first order α'-corrections are present. By performing the α'-corrected T-duality transformations of the heterotic NS5-brane solutions, we obtain the KK5-brane and the exotic 5 2 2 -brane solutions associated with the symmetric, the neutral and the gauge NS5-branes. We find that the Yang-Mills gauge field in these solutions satisfies the self-duality condition in the three- and two-dimensional transverse spaces to the brane world-volumes. The O(2 , 2) monodromy structures of the 5 2 2 -brane solutions are investigated by the α'-corrected generalized metric. Our analysis shows that the symmetric 5 2 2 -brane solution, which satisfies the standard embedding condition, is a T-fold and it exhibits the non-geometric nature. We also find that the neutral 5 2 2 -brane solution is a T-fold at least at O({α}^') . On the other hand, the gauge 5 2 2 -brane solution is not a T-fold but show unusual structures of space-time.

  12. Entropic Issues in Contemporary Cosmology

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    Coule, D. H.

    Penrose1 has emphasized how the initial big bang singularity requires a special low entropy state. We address how recent brane cosmological schemes address this problem and whether they offer any apparent resolution. Pushing the start time back to t = -∞, or utilizing maximally symmetric AdS spaces, simply exacerbates or transfers the problem. Since the entropy of de Sitter space is S ≤ 1/Λ, using the present acceleration of the universe as a low energy (Λ ~ 10-120) inflationary stage, as in cyclic ekpyrotic models, produces a gravitational heat death after one cycle. Only higher energy driven inflation, together with a suitable, quantum gravity holography style, restriction on ab initio degrees of freedom, gives a suitable low entropy initial state. We question the suggestion that a high energy inflationary stage could be naturally reentered by Poincaré recurrence within a finite causal region of an accelerating universe. We further give a heuristic argument that the so-called eternal inflation is not consistent with the second law of thermodynamics within a causal patch.

  13. Fermion localization on two-field thick branes

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    Castro, L. B.

    2011-02-15

    In a recent paper published in this journal, Almeida and collaborators [Phys. Rev. D 79, 125022 (2009)] analyze the issue of fermion localization of fermions on a brane constructed from two scalar fields coupled with gravity (Bloch brane model). In that meritorious research the simplest Yukawa coupling {eta}{Psi}{phi}{chi}{Psi} was considered. That work does not analyze the zero mode in details. In this paper, the localization of fermions on two-field thick branes is reinvestigated. It is found that the simplest Yukawa coupling does not support the localization of fermions on the brane. In addition, the problem of fermion localization for some other Yukawa couplings are analyzed. It is shown that the zero mode for left-handed and right-handed fermions can be localized on the brane depending on the values for the coupling constant {eta} and the Bloch brane's parameter a.

  14. Classical Renormalization of Codimension-two Brane Couplings

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    Rham, Claudia de

    2007-11-20

    The curvature on codimension-two and higher branes is not regular for arbitrary matter sources. Nevertheless, the low-energy theory for an observer on such a brane should be well-defined and independent to any regularization procedure. This is achieved via appropriate classical renormalization of the brane couplings, and leads to a natural hierarchy between standard model couplings and couplings to gravity.

  15. Linear Sigma Model Toolshed for D-brane Physics

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    Hellerman, Simeon

    2001-08-23

    Building on earlier work, we construct linear sigma models for strings on curved spaces in the presence of branes. Our models include an extremely general class of brane-worldvolume gauge field configurations. We explain in an accessible manner the mathematical ideas which suggest appropriate worldsheet interactions for generating a given open string background. This construction provides an explanation for the appearance of the derived category in D-brane physic complementary to that of recent work of Douglas.

  16. Cosmological daemon

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    Aref'eva, I. Ya.; Volovich, I. V.

    2011-08-01

    Classical versions of the Big Bang cosmological models of the universe contain a singularity at the start of time, hence the time variable in the field equations should run over a half-line. Nonlocal string field theory equations with infinite number of derivatives are considered and an important difference between nonlocal operators on the whole real line and on a half-line is pointed out. We use the heat equation method and show that on the half-line in addition to the usual initial data a new arbitrary function (external source) occurs that we call the daemon function. The daemon function governs the evolution of the universe similar to Maxwell's demon in thermodynamics. The universe and multiverse are open systems interacting with the daemon environment. In the simplest case the nonlocal scalar field reduces to the usual local scalar field coupled with an external source which is discussed in the stochastic approach to inflation. The daemon source can help to get the chaotic inflation scenario with a small scalar field.

  17. Quantized Cosmology

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    Weinstein, M

    2003-11-19

    This paper discusses the problem of inflation in the context of Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Cosmology. We show how, after a simple change of variables, one can quantize the problem in a way which parallels the classical discussion. The result is that two of the Einstein equations arise as exact equations of motion; one of the usual Einstein equations (suitably quantized) survives as a constraint equation to be imposed on the space of physical states. However, the Friedmann equation, which is also a constraint equation and which is the basis of the Wheeler-DeWitt equation, acquires a welcome quantum correction that becomes significant for small scale factors. We then discuss the extension of this result to a full quantum mechanical derivation of the anisotropy ({delta}{rho}/{rho}) in the cosmic microwave background radiation and the possibility that the extra term in the Friedmann equation could have observable consequences. Finally, we suggest interesting ways in which these techniques can be generalized to cast light on the question of chaotic or eternal inflation. In particular, we suggest that one can put an experimental bound on how far away a universe with a scale factor very different from our own must be, by looking at its effects on our CMB radiation.

  18. Perturbations of black p-branes

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    Abdalla, Elcio; Fernandez Piedra, Owen Pavel; Oliveira, Jeferson de; Molina, C.

    2010-03-15

    We consider black p-brane solutions of the low-energy string action, computing scalar perturbations. Using standard methods, we derive the wave equations obeyed by the perturbations and treat them analytically and numerically. We have found that tensorial perturbations obtained via a gauge-invariant formalism leads to the same results as scalar perturbations. No instability has been found. Asymptotically, these solutions typically reduce to a AdS{sub (p+2)}xS{sup (8-p)} space which, in the framework of Maldacena's conjecture, can be regarded as a gravitational dual to a conformal field theory defined in a (p+1)-dimensional flat space-time. The results presented open the possibility of a better understanding the AdS/CFT correspondence, as originally formulated in terms of the relation among brane structures and gauge theories.

  19. Brane model with two asymptotic regions

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    Lubo, Musongela

    2005-02-01

    Some brane models rely on a generalization of the Melvin magnetic universe including a complex scalar field among the sources. We argue that the geometric interpretation of Kip. S. Thorne of this geometry restricts the kind of potential a complex scalar field can display to keep the same asymptotic behavior. While a finite energy is not obtained for a Mexican hat potential in this interpretation, this is the case for a potential displaying a broken phase and an unbroken one. We use for technical simplicity and illustrative purposes an ad hoc potential which however shares some features with those obtained in some supergravity models. We construct a sixth dimensional cylindrically symmetric solution which has two asymptotic regions: the Melvin-like metric on one side and a flat space displaying a conical singularity on the other. The causal structure of the configuration is discussed. Unfortunately, gravity is not localized on the brane.

  20. Naked shell singularities on the brane

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    Seahra, Sanjeev S.

    2005-04-15

    By utilizing nonstandard slicings of 5-dimensional Schwarzschild and Schwarzschild-AdS manifolds based on isotropic coordinates, we generate static and spherically-symmetric braneworld spacetimes containing shell-like naked null singularities. For planar slicings, we find that the brane-matter sourcing the solution is a perfect fluid with an exotic equation of state and a pressure singularity where the brane crosses the bulk horizon. From a relativistic point of view, such a singularity is required to maintain matter infinitesimally above the surface of a black hole. From the point of view of the AdS/CFT conjecture, the singular horizon can be seen as one possible quantum correction to a classical black hole geometry. Various generalizations of planar slicings are also considered for a Ricci-flat bulk, and we find that singular horizons and exotic matter distributions are common features.

  1. Transport coefficients of black MQGP -branes

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    Dhuria, Mansi; Misra, Aalok

    2015-01-01

    The Strominger-Yau-Zaslow (SYZ) mirror, in the `delocalised limit' of Becker et al. (Nucl Phys B 702:207, 2004), of -branes, fractional -branes and flavour -branes wrapping a non-compact four-cycle in the presence of a black hole (BH) resulting in a non-Kähler resolved warped deformed conifold (NKRWDC) in Mia et al. (Nucl Phys B 839:187, 2010), was carried out in Dhuria and Misra (JHEP 1311:001, 2013) and resulted in black -branes. There are two parts in our paper. In the first we show that in the `MQGP' limit discussed in Dhuria and Misra (JHEP 1311:001, 2013) a finite (and hence expected to be more relevant to QGP), finite and very large , and very small , we have the following. (i) The uplift, if valid globally (like Dasgupta et al., Nucl Phys B 755:21, 2006) for fractional branes in conifolds), asymptotically goes to -branes wrapping a two-cycle (homologously a (large) integer sum of two-spheres) in . (ii) Assuming the deformation parameter to be larger than the resolution parameter, by estimating the five structure torsion () classes we verify that in the large- limit, implying the NKRWDC reduces to a warped Kähler deformed conifold. (iii) The local of Dhuria and Misra (JHEP 1311:001, 2013) in the large- limit satisfies the same conditions as the maximal -invariant special Lagrangian three-cycle of of Ionel and Min-OO (J Math 52(3), 2008), partly justifying use of SYZ-mirror symmetry in the `delocalised limit' of Becker et al. (Nucl Phys B 702:207, 2004) in Dhuria and Misra (JHEP 1311:001, 2013). In the second part of the paper, by either integrating out the angular coordinates of the non-compact four-cycle which a -brane wraps around, using the Ouyang embedding, in the DBI action of a -brane evaluated at infinite radial boundary, or by dimensionally reducing the 11-dimensional EH action to five () dimensions and at the infinite radial boundary, we then calculate in particular the (part of the 'MQGP') limit, a variety of gauge and metric

  2. Nonlinear stability of a brane wormhole

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    Akai, Yumi; Nakao, Ken-ichi

    2017-07-01

    We analytically study the nonlinear stability of a spherically symmetric wormhole supported by an infinitesimally thin brane of negative tension, which has been devised by Barcelo and Visser. We consider a situation in which a thin spherical shell composed of dust falls into an initially static wormhole; the dust shell plays the role of the nonlinear disturbance. The self-gravity of the falling dust shell is completely taken into account through Israel's formalism of the metric junction. When the dust shell goes through the wormhole, it necessarily collides with the brane supporting the wormhole. We assume the interaction between these shells is only gravity and show the condition under which the wormhole stably persists after the dust shell goes through it.

  3. Brane model with two asymptotic regions

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    Lubo, Musongela

    2005-02-15

    Some brane models rely on a generalization of the Melvin magnetic universe including a complex scalar field among the sources. We argue that the geometric interpretation of Kip. S. Thorne of this geometry restricts the kind of potential a complex scalar field can display to keep the same asymptotic behavior. While a finite energy is not obtained for a Mexican hat potential in this interpretation, this is the case for a potential displaying a broken phase and an unbroken one. We use for technical simplicity and illustrative purposes an ad hoc potential which however shares some features with those obtained in some supergravity models. We construct a sixth dimensional cylindrically symmetric solution which has two asymptotic regions: the Melvin-like metric on one side and a flat space displaying a conical singularity on the other. The causal structure of the configuration is discussed. Unfortunately, gravity is not localized on the brane.

  4. Gauge unification in supersymmetric intersecting brane worlds

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    Blumenhagen, Ralph; Lüst, Dieter; Stieberger, Stephan

    2003-07-01

    We show that contrary to first expectations realistic three generation supersymmetric intersecting brane world models give rise to phenomenologically interesting predictions about gauge coupling unification. Assuming the most economical way of realizing the matter content of the MSSM via intersecting branes we obtain a model independent relation among the three gauge coupling constants at the string scale. In order to correctly reproduce the experimentally known values of sin2[thetaW(Mz)] and alphas(Mz) this relation leads to natural gauge coupling unification at a string scale close to the standard GUT scale 2 x 1016 GeV. Additional vector-like matter can push the unification scale up to the Planck scale.

  5. Brane-localized masses in magnetic compactifications

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    Ishida, Makoto; Nishiwaki, Kenji; Tatsuta, Yoshiyuki

    2017-05-01

    We discuss the effects of the brane-localized mass terms on the fixed points of the toroidal orbifold T2/Z2 under the presence of background magnetic fluxes, where multiple lowest and higher-level Kaluza-Klein (KK) modes are realized before introducing the localized masses in general. Using linear algebra, we find that, in each KK level, one or more of the degenerate KK modes are almost inevitably perturbed, when single or multiple brane-localized mass terms are introduced. When the typical scale of the compactification is far above the electroweak scale or the TeV scale, we apply this mechanism for uplifting unwanted massless or light modes which are prone to appear in models on magnetized orbifolds.

  6. Hamiltonian Approach To Dp-Brane Noncommutativity

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    Nikolic, B.; Sazdovic, B.

    2010-07-01

    In this article we investigate Dp-brane noncommutativity using Hamiltonian approach. We consider separately open bosonic string and type IIB superstring which endpoints are attached to the Dp-brane. From requirement that Hamiltonian, as the time translation generator, has well defined derivatives in the coordinates and momenta, we obtain boundary conditions directly in the canonical form. Boundary conditions are treated as canonical constraints. Solving them we obtain initial coordinates in terms of the effective ones as well as effective momenta. Presence of momenta implies noncommutativity of the initial coordinates. Effective theory, defined as initial one on the solution of boundary conditions, is its Ω even projection, where Ω is world-sheet parity transformation Ω:σ→-σ. The effective background fields are expressed in terms of Ω even and squares of the Ω odd initial background fields.

  7. Tachyon with an inverse power-law potential in a braneworld cosmology

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    Bilić, Neven; Domazet, Silvije; Djordjevic, Goran S.

    2017-08-01

    We study a tachyon cosmological model based on the dynamics of a 3-brane in the bulk of the second Randall-Sundrum model extended to more general warp functions. A well known prototype of such a generalization is the bulk with a selfinteracting scalar field. As a consequence of a generalized bulk geometry the cosmology on the observer brane is modified by the scale dependent four-dimensional gravitational constant. In particular, we study a power law warp factor which generates an inverse power-law potential V\\propto \\varphi-n of the tachyon field φ. We find a critical power n cr that divides two subclasses with distinct asymptotic behaviors: a dust universe for n>n_cr and a quasi de Sitter universe for 0.

  8. Geometric phase and gravitational precession of D-branes

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    Pedder, Chris; Sonner, Julian; Tong, David

    2007-12-15

    We study Berry's phase in the D0-D4-brane system. When a D0-brane moves in the background of D4-branes, the first excited states undergo a holonomy described by a non-Abelian Berry connection. At weak coupling this is an SU(2) connection over R{sup 5}, known as the Yang monopole. At strong coupling, the holonomy is recast as the classical gravitational precession of a spinning particle. The Berry connection is the spin connection of the near-horizon limit of the D4-branes, which is a continuous deformation of the Yang and anti-Yang monopole.

  9. Exact N=2 supergravity solutions with polarized branes

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    Bena, Iosif; Ciocarlie, Calin

    2004-10-15

    We construct several classes of exact supersymmetric supergravity solutions describing D4 branes polarized into NS5 branes and F-strings polarized into D2 branes. These setups belong to the same universality class as the perturbative solutions used by Polchinski and Strassler to describe the string dual of N=1* theories. The D4-NS5 setup can be interpreted as a string dual to a confining 4+1 dimensional theory with 8 supercharges, whose properties we discuss. By T-duality, our solutions give Type IIB supersymmetric backgrounds with polarized branes.

  10. Hamilton-Jacobi method and effective actions of D-brane and M-brane in supergravity

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    Sato, Matsuo; Tsuchiya, Asato

    2003-11-01

    We show that the effective actions of D-brane and M-brane are solutions to the Hamilton-Jacobi (H-J) equations in supergravities. This fact means that these effective actions are on-shell actions in supergravities. These solutions to the H-J equations reproduce the supergravity solutions that represent D-branes in a B2 field, M2 branes and the M2-M5 bound states. The effective actions in these solutions are those of a probe D-brane and a probe M-brane. Our findings can be applied to the study of the gauge/gravity correspondence, especially the holographic renormalization group, and a search for new solutions of supergravity.

  11. Black branes dual to striped phases

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    Withers, Benjamin

    2013-08-01

    We construct inhomogeneous charged black branes in AdS, holographically dual to a phase at finite chemical potential with spontaneously broken translation invariance in one direction. These are obtained numerically, solving PDEs for the fully backreacted system. Fixing the periodicity scale, we find a second order phase transition to the inhomogeneous phase. We comment on the properties of the state emerging at low temperatures. For some models we demonstrate the existence of a branch of striped solutions but no continuous phase transition.

  12. Fermions in 5D brane world models

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    Smolyakov, Mikhail

    2016-10-01

    In the present manuscript the fermion fields in the background of 5D brane world models with compact extra dimension are examined. It is shown that the only case that allows one to perform the Kaluza-Klein decomposition in a mathematically consistent way without unnatural fine-tunings and possible pathologies, is the one which does not admit localization of the zero mode. The report is based on the results presented in [1].

  13. Phenomenological Lagrangians, gauge models and branes

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    Zheltukhin, A. A.

    2017-03-01

    Phenomenological Lagrangians for physical systems with spontaneously broken symmetries are reformulated in terms of gauge field theory. Description of the Dirac p-branes in terms of the Yang-Mills- Cartan gauge multiplets interacting with gravity, is proved to be equivalent to their description as a closed dynamical system with the symmetry ISO(1, D - 1) spontaneously broken to ISO(1, p) × SO( D - p - 1).

  14. Gravitational couplings on D-brane revisited

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    Ghodsi, Ahmad; Jafari, Ghadir

    2016-11-01

    Gravitational couplings in bulk space-time include those terms which are fixed by scattering amplitude of strings and ambiguous terms that are coming from the field redefinitions. These field redefinitions can be fixed in the bulk by ghost-free condition. In this paper we have revised the effective gravitational couplings on D-branes by including the field redefinitions. We find the gravitational effective action up to α '2-order.

  15. Fisher equation for a decaying brane

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    Ghoshal, Debashis

    2011-12-01

    We consider the inhomogeneous decay of an unstable D-brane. The dynamical equation that describes this process (in light-cone time) is a variant of the non-linear reaction-diffusion equation that first made its appearance in the pioneering work of (Luther and) Fisher and appears in a variety of natural phenomena. We analyze its travelling front solution using singular perturbation theory.

  16. Magnetic Branes from Generalized 't Hooft Tensor

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    Duan, Yi-Shi; Wu, Shao-Feng

    't Hooft-Polykov magnetic monopole regularly realizes the Dirac magnetic monopole in terms of a two-rank tensor, the so-called 't Hooft tensor in 3D space. Based on the Chern kernel method, we propose the arbitrary rank 't Hooft tensors, which universally determine the quantized low energy boundaries of generalized Georgi-Glashow models under asymptotic conditions. Furthermore, the dual magnetic branes theory is built up in terms of ϕ-mapping theory.

  17. New models for asymmetric kinks and branes

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    Menezes, R.; Moreira, D. C.

    2017-08-01

    We investigate new models for scalar fields in flat and curved spacetime. We note that the global reflection symmetry of the potential that identify the scalar field model does not exclude the presence of internal asymmetries that give rise to asymmetric structures. Despite the asymmetry, the new structures are linearly stable and in the braneworld scenario with an extra dimension of infinite extend, they may generate new families of asymmetric thick branes that are robust against small fluctuations in the warped geometry.

  18. Newtonian cosmology revisited

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    Tipler, Frank J.

    1996-09-01

    I show that if Newtonian gravity is formulated in geometrical language, then Newtonian cosmology is as rigorous as relativistic cosmology. In homogeneous and isotropic universes, the geodesic deviation equation in Newtonian cosmology is proven to be exactly the same as the geodesic deviation equation in relativistic Friedmann cosmologies. This equation can be integrated to yield a constraint equation formally identical to the Friedmann equation. However, Newtonian cosmology is more general than Friedmann cosmology: by generalizing the flat-space Newtonian gravity force law to Riemannian metrics, I show that ever-expanding and recollapsing universes are allowed in any homogeneous and isotropic spatial geometry.

  19. Chiral vortical effect from the compactified D4-branes with smeared D0-brane charge

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    Wu, Chao; Chen, Yidian; Huang, Mei

    2017-03-01

    By using the boundary derivative expansion formalism of fluid/gravity correspondence, we study the chiral vortical effect from the compactified D4-branes with smeared D0-brane charge. This background corresponds to a strongly coupled, nonconformal relativistic fluid with a conserved vector current. The presence of the chiral vortical effect is induced by the addition of a Chern-Simons term in the bulk action. Except that the non-dissipative anomalous viscous coefficient and the sound speed rely only on the chemical potential, most of the other thermal and hydrodynamical quantities of the first order depend both on the temperature and the chemical potential. According to our result, the way that the chiral vortical effect coefficient depends on the chemical potential seems irrelevant with whether the relativistic fluid is conformal or not. Stability analysis shows that this anomalous relativistic fluid is stable and the doping of the smeared D0-brane charge will slow down the sound speed.

  20. Inflation from D3-brane motion in the background of D5-branes

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    Panda, Sudhakar; Sami, M.; Tsujikawa, Shinji; Ward, John

    2006-04-15

    We study inflation arising from the motion of a Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield D3-brane in the background of a stack of k parallel D5-branes. There are two scalar fields in this setup: (i) the radion field R, a real scalar field, and (ii) a complex tachyonic scalar field {chi} living on the world volume of the open string stretched between the D3 and D5 branes. We find that inflation is realized by the potential of the radion field, which satisfies observational constraints coming from the cosmic microwave background. After the radion becomes of the order of the string length scale l{sub s}, the dynamics is governed by the potential of the complex scalar field. Since this field has a standard kinematic term, reheating can be successfully realized by the mechanism of tachyonic preheating with spontaneous symmetry breaking.

  1. Superradiant instability of the Kerr brane

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    Ishibashi, Akihiro; Pani, Paolo; Gualtieri, Leonardo; Cardoso, Vitor

    2015-09-01

    We consider linear gravitational perturbations of the Kerr brane, an exact solution of vacuum Einstein's equations in dimensions higher than four and a low-energy solution of string theory. Decomposing the perturbations in tensor harmonics of the trans-verse Ricci-flat space, we show that tensor- and vector-type metric perturbations of the Kerr brane satisfy respectively a massive Klein-Gordon equation and a Proca equation on the four-dimensional Kerr space, where the mass term is proportional to the eigenvalue of the harmonics. Massive bosonic fields trigger a well-known superradiant instability on a Kerr black hole. We thus establish that Kerr branes in dimensions D ≥ 6 are gravi-tationally unstable due to superradiance. These solutions are also unstable against the Gregory-Laflamme instability and we discuss the conditions for either instability to occur and their rather different nature. When the transverse dimensions are compactified and much smaller than the Kerr horizon, only the superradiant instability is present, with a time scale much longer than the dynamical time scale. Our formalism can be also used to discuss other types of higher-dimensional black objects, taking advantage of recent progress in studying linear perturbations of four-dimensional black holes.

  2. Holographic Systematics of D-brane Inflation

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    Baumann, Daniel; Dymarsky, Anatoly; Kachru, Shamit; Klebanov, Igor R.; McAllister, Liam; /Cornell U., Phys. Dept.

    2008-11-05

    We provide a systematic treatment of possible corrections to the inflaton potential for D-brane inflation in the warped deformed conifold. We consider the D3-brane potential in the presence of the most general possible corrections to the throat geometry sourced by coupling to the bulk of a compact Calabi-Yau space. This corresponds to the potential on the Coulomb branch of the dual gauge theory, in the presence of arbitrary perturbations of the Lagrangian. The leading contributions arise from perturbations by the most relevant operators that do not destroy the throat geometry. We find a generic contribution from a non-chiral operator of dimension {Delta} = 2 associated with a global symmetry current, resulting in a negative contribution to the inflaton mass-squared. If the Calabi-Yau preserves certain discrete symmetries, this is the dominant correction to the inflaton potential, and fine-tuning of the inflaton mass is possible. In the absence of such discrete symmetries, the dominant contribution comes from a chiral operator with {Delta} = 3/2, corresponding to a {phi}{sup 3/2} term in the inflaton potential. The resulting inflationary models are phenomenologically identical to the inflection point scenarios arising from specific D7-brane embeddings, but occur under far more general circumstances. Our strategy extends immediately to other warped geometries, given sufficient knowledge of the Kaluza-Klein spectrum.

  3. Wightman function and vacuum fluctuations in higher dimensional brane models

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    Saharian, Aram A.

    2006-02-01

    The Wightman function and the vacuum expectation value of the field square are evaluated for a massive scalar field with a general curvature coupling parameter subject to Robin boundary conditions on two codimension-one parallel branes located on a (D+1)-dimensional background spacetime AdSD1+1×Σ with a warped internal space Σ. The general case of different Robin coefficients on separate branes is considered. The application of the generalized Abel-Plana formula for the series over zeros of combinations of cylinder functions allows us to manifestly extract the part due to the bulk without boundaries. Unlike the purely anti-de Sitter (AdS) bulk, the vacuum expectation value of the field square induced by a single brane, in addition to the distance from the brane, depends also on the position of the brane in the bulk. The brane induced part in this expectation value vanishes when the brane position tends to the AdS horizon or the AdS boundary. The asymptotic behavior of the vacuum densities near the branes and at large distances is investigated. The contribution of Kaluza-Klein modes along Σ is discussed in various limiting cases. In the limit when the curvature radius for the AdS spacetime tends to infinity, we derive the results for two parallel Robin plates on the background spacetime R(D1,1)×Σ. For strong gravitational fields corresponding to large values of the AdS energy scale, both the single brane and interference parts of the expectation values integrated over the internal space are exponentially suppressed. As an example the case Σ=S1 is considered, corresponding to the AdSD+1 bulk with one compactified dimension. An application to the higher dimensional generalization of the Randall-Sundrum brane model with arbitrary mass terms on the branes is discussed.

  4. Wightman function and vacuum fluctuations in higher dimensional brane models

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    Saharian, Aram A.

    2006-02-15

    The Wightman function and the vacuum expectation value of the field square are evaluated for a massive scalar field with a general curvature coupling parameter subject to Robin boundary conditions on two codimension-one parallel branes located on a (D+1)-dimensional background spacetime AdS{sub D{sub 1}}{sub +1}x{sigma} with a warped internal space {sigma}. The general case of different Robin coefficients on separate branes is considered. The application of the generalized Abel-Plana formula for the series over zeros of combinations of cylinder functions allows us to manifestly extract the part due to the bulk without boundaries. Unlike the purely anti-de Sitter (AdS) bulk, the vacuum expectation value of the field square induced by a single brane, in addition to the distance from the brane, depends also on the position of the brane in the bulk. The brane induced part in this expectation value vanishes when the brane position tends to the AdS horizon or the AdS boundary. The asymptotic behavior of the vacuum densities near the branes and at large distances is investigated. The contribution of Kaluza-Klein modes along {sigma} is discussed in various limiting cases. In the limit when the curvature radius for the AdS spacetime tends to infinity, we derive the results for two parallel Robin plates on the background spacetime R{sup (D{sub 1},1)}x{sigma}. For strong gravitational fields corresponding to large values of the AdS energy scale, both the single brane and interference parts of the expectation values integrated over the internal space are exponentially suppressed. As an example the case {sigma}=S{sup 1} is considered, corresponding to the AdS{sub D+1} bulk with one compactified dimension. An application to the higher dimensional generalization of the Randall-Sundrum brane model with arbitrary mass terms on the branes is discussed.

  5. Probing topologically charged black holes on brane worlds in f({R}) bulk

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    Kuerten, André M.; da Rocha, Roldão

    2016-07-01

    The perihelion precession, the deflection of light and the radar echo delay are classical tests of General Relativity here used to probe brane-world topologically charged black holes in a f(R) bulk. Moreover, such tests are used to constrain the parameter that arises from the Shiromizu-Maeda-Sasaki procedure applied to a f(R) bulk. Observational data constrain the possible values of the tidal charge parameter and the effective cosmological constant in this context. We show that the observational/experimental data for both perihelion precession and radar echo delay make the black hole parameters to be more strict than the ones for the DMPR black hole. Moreover, the deflection of light constrains the tidal charge parameter similarly as the DMPR black holes, due to a peculiarity in the equation of motion.

  6. D-branes in Type IIB plane wave background

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    Lee, Bum-Hoon

    2007-01-12

    We classify and summarize the intersecting supersymmetric D-branes in the type IIB plane wave background, based on the Green-Schwarz superstring formulation. Many new configurations appears if we turn on the electric or magnetic background fields or boost the D-branes. Applications to the phenomelogical models are left for further study.

  7. Hydro-elastic complementarity in black branes at large D

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    Emparan, Roberto; Izumi, Keisuke; Luna, Raimon; Suzuki, Ryotaku; Tanabe, Kentaro

    2016-06-01

    We obtain the effective theory for the non-linear dynamics of black branes — both neutral and charged, in asymptotically flat or Anti-deSitter spacetimes — to leading order in the inverse-dimensional expansion. We find that black branes evolve as viscous fluids, but when they settle down they are more naturally viewed as solutions of an elastic soap-bubble theory. The two views are complementary: the same variable is regarded in one case as the energy density of the fluid, in the other as the deformation of the elastic membrane. The large- D theory captures finite-wavelength phenomena beyond the conventional reach of hydrodynamics. For asymptotically flat charged black branes (either Reissner-Nordstrom or p-brane-charged black branes) it yields the non-linear evolution of the Gregory-Laflamme instability at large D and its endpoint at stable non-uniform black branes. For Reissner-Nordstrom AdS black branes we find that sound perturbations do not propagate (have purely imaginary frequency) when their wavelength is below a certain charge-dependent value. We also study the polarization of black branes induced by an external electric field.

  8. The Philosophy of Cosmology

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    Chamcham, Khalil; Silk, Joseph; Barrow, John D.; Saunders, Simon

    2017-04-01

    Part I. Issues in the Philosophy of Cosmology: 1. Cosmology, cosmologia and the testing of cosmological theories George F. R. Ellis; 2. Black holes, cosmology and the passage of time: three problems at the limits of science Bernard Carr; 3. Moving boundaries? – comments on the relationship between philosophy and cosmology Claus Beisbart; 4. On the question why there exists something rather than nothing Roderich Tumulka; Part II. Structures in the Universe and the Structure of Modern Cosmology: 5. Some generalities about generality John D. Barrow; 6. Emergent structures of effective field theories Jean-Philippe Uzan; 7. Cosmological structure formation Joel R. Primack; 8. Formation of galaxies Joseph Silk; Part III. Foundations of Cosmology: Gravity and the Quantum: 9. The observer strikes back James Hartle and Thomas Hertog; 10. Testing inflation Chris Smeenk; 11. Why Boltzmann brains do not fluctuate into existence from the de Sitter vacuum Kimberly K. Boddy, Sean M. Carroll and Jason Pollack; 12. Holographic inflation revised Tom Banks; 13. Progress and gravity: overcoming divisions between general relativity and particle physics and between physics and HPS J. Brian Pitts; Part IV. Quantum Foundations and Quantum Gravity: 14. Is time's arrow perspectival? Carlo Rovelli; 15. Relational quantum cosmology Francesca Vidotto; 16. Cosmological ontology and epistemology Don N. Page; 17. Quantum origin of cosmological structure and dynamical reduction theories Daniel Sudarsky; 18. Towards a novel approach to semi-classical gravity Ward Struyve; Part V. Methodological and Philosophical Issues: 19. Limits of time in cosmology Svend E. Rugh and Henrik Zinkernagel; 20. Self-locating priors and cosmological measures Cian Dorr and Frank Arntzenius; 21. On probability and cosmology: inference beyond data? Martin Sahlén; 22. Testing the multiverse: Bayes, fine-tuning and typicality Luke A. Barnes; 23. A new perspective on Einstein's philosophy of cosmology Cormac O

  9. Bulk axions, brane back-reaction and fluxes

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    Burgess, C. P.; van Nierop, L.

    2011-02-01

    Extra-dimensional models can involve bulk pseudo-Goldstone bosons (pGBs) whose shift symmetry is explicitly broken only by physics localized on branes. Reliable calculation of their low-energy potential is often difficult because it requires an understanding of the dynamics that stabilizes the geometry of the extra dimensions. Rugby ball solutions provide simple examples of extra-dimensional configurations for which two compact extra dimensions are stabilized in the presence of only positive-tension brane sources. The effects of brane back-reaction can be computed explicitly for these systems, allowing the calculation of the shape of the low-energy pGB potential, V 4 D ( φ), as a function of the perturbing brane properties, as well as the response of both the extra dimensional and on-brane geometries to this stabilization. If the φ-dependence is a small part of the total brane tension a very general analysis is possible, permitting an exploration of how the system responds to frustration when the two branes disagree on what the proper scalar vacuum should be. We show how the low-energy potential is given by the sum of brane tensions (in agreement with common lore) when only the brane tensions couple to φ. We also show how a direct brane coupling to the flux stabilizing the extra dimensions corrects this result in a way that does not simply amount to the contribution of the flux to the brane tensions. The mass of the low-energy pseudo-Goldstone mode is of order m a ˜ ( μ/ F)2 m KK (where μ is the energy scale associated with the brane symmetry breaking and F < M p is the extra-dimensional axion decay constant). In principle this can be larger or smaller than the Kaluza-Klein scale, m KK, but when it is larger axion properties cannot be computed purely within a 4D approximation (as they usually are). We briefly describe several potential applications, including a brane realization of `natural inflation,' and a dynamical mechanism for suppressing the couplings

  10. Left-right entanglement entropy of D p-branes

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    Zayas, Leopoldo A. Pando; Quiroz, Norma

    2016-11-01

    We compute the left-right entanglement entropy for Dp-branes in string theory. We employ the CFT approach to string theory Dp-branes, in particular, its presentation as coherent states of the closed string sector. The entanglement entropy is computed as the von Neumann entropy for a density matrix resulting from integration over the left-moving degrees of freedom. We discuss various crucial ambiguities related to sums over spin structures and argue that different choices capture different physics; however, we advance a themodynamic argument that seems to favor a particular choice of replica. We also consider Dp branes on compact dimensions and verify that the effects of T-duality act covariantly on the Dp brane entanglement entropy. We find that generically the left-right entanglement entropy provides a suitable generalization of boundary entropy and of the D-brane tension.

  11. D-brane Instantons in Type II String Theory

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    Blumenhagen, Ralph; Cvetic, Mirjam; Kachru, Shamit; Weigand, Timo; /SLAC

    2009-06-19

    We review recent progress in determining the effects of D-brane instantons in N=1 supersymmetric compactifications of Type II string theory to four dimensions. We describe the abstract D-brane instanton calculus for holomorphic couplings such as the superpotential, the gauge kinetic function and higher fermionic F-terms. This includes a discussion of multi-instanton effects and the implications of background fluxes for the instanton sector. Our presentation also highlights, but is not restricted to the computation of D-brane instanton effects in quiver gauge theories on D-branes at singularities. We then summarize the concrete consequences of stringy D-brane instantons for the construction of semi-realistic models of particle physics or SUSY-breaking in compact and non-compact geometries.

  12. Philosophical Roots of Cosmology

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    Ivanovic, M.

    2008-10-01

    We shall consider the philosophical roots of cosmology in the earlier Greek philosophy. Our goal is to answer the question: Are earlier Greek theories of pure philosophical-mythological character, as often philosophers cited it, or they have scientific character. On the bases of methodological criteria, we shall contend that the latter is the case. In order to answer the question about contemporary situation of the relation philosophy-cosmology, we shall consider the next question: Is contemporary cosmology completely independent of philosophical conjectures? The answer demands consideration of methodological character about scientific status of contemporary cosmology. We also consider some aspects of the relation contemporary philosophy-cosmology.

  13. Discrete Torsion, (Anti) de Sitter D4-Brane and Tunneling

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    Singh, Abhishek K.; Pandey, P. K.; Singh, Sunita; Kar, Supriya

    2014-06-01

    We obtain quantum geometries on a vacuum created pair of a (DDbar)3-brane, at a Big Bang singularity, by a local two form on a D4-brane. In fact our analysis is provoked by an established phenomenon leading to a pair creation by a gauge field at a black hole horizon by Stephen Hawking in 1975. Importantly, the five dimensional microscopic black holes are described by an effective non-perturbative curvature underlying a discrete torsion in a second order formalism. In the case for a non-propagating torsion, the effective curvature reduces to Riemannian, which in a low energy limit may describe Einstein vacuum in the formalism. In particular, our analysis suggests that a non-trivial space begin with a hot de Sitter brane-Universe underlying a nucleation of a vacuum pair of (DDbar)-instanton at a Big Bang. A pair of instanton nucleats a D-particle which in turn combines with an anti D-particle to describe a D-string and so on. The nucleation of a pair of higher dimensional pair of brane/anti-brane from a lower dimensional pair may be viewed via an expansion of the brane-Universe upon time. It is in conformity with the conjecture of a branes within a brane presumably in presence of the non-zero modes of two form. Interestingly, we perform a thermal analysis underlying various emergent quantum de Sitter vacua on a D4-brane and argue for the plausible tunneling geometries underlying a thermal equilibrium. It is argued that a de Sitter Schwarzschild undergoes quantum tunneling to an AdS-brane Schwarzschild via Nariai and de Sitter topological black hole.

  14. Rigorous Newtonian cosmology

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    Tipler, Frank J.

    1996-10-01

    It is generally believed that it is not possible to rigorously analyze a homogeneous and isotropic cosmological model in Newtonian mechanics. I show on the contrary that if Newtonian gravity theory is rewritten in geometrical language in the manner outlined in 1923-1924 by Élie Cartan [Ann. Ecole Norm. Sup. 40, 325-412 (1923); 41, 1-25 (1924)], then Newtonian cosmology is as rigorous as Friedmann cosmology. In particular, I show that the equation of geodesic deviation in Newtonian cosmology is exactly the same as equation of geodesic deviation in the Friedmann universe, and that this equation can be integrated to yield a constraint equation formally identical to the Friedmann equation. However, Newtonian cosmology is more general than Friedmann cosmology: Ever-expanding and recollapsing universes are allowed in any noncompact homogeneous and isotropic spatial topology. I shall give a brief history of attempts to do cosmology in the framework of Newtonian mechanics.

  15. BOOK REVIEW: Black Holes, Cosmology and Extra Dimensions Black Holes, Cosmology and Extra Dimensions

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    Frolov, Valeri P.

    2013-10-01

    The book Black holes, Cosmology and Extra Dimensions written by Kirill A Bronnikov and Sergey G Rubin has been published recently by World Scientific Publishing Company. The authors are well known experts in gravity and cosmology. The book is a monograph, a considerable part of which is based on the original work of the authors. Their original point of view on some of the problems makes the book quite interesting, covering a variety of important topics of the modern theory of gravity, astrophysics and cosmology. It consists of 11 chapters which are organized in three parts. The book starts with an introduction, where the authors briefly discuss the main ideas of General Relativity, giving some historical remarks on its development and application to cosmology, and mentioning some more recent subjects such as brane worlds, f(R)-theories and gravity in higher dimensions. Part I of the book is called 'Gravity'. Chapters two and three are devoted to the Einstein equations and their spherical symmetric black hole solutions. This material is quite standard and can be found in practically any book on General Relativity. A brief summary of the Kerr metric and black hole thermodynamics are given in chapter four. The main part of this chapter is devoted to spherically symmetric black holes in non-Einstein gravity (with scalar and phantom fields), black holes with regular interior, and black holes in brane worlds. Chapters five and six are mainly dedicated to wormholes and the problem of their stability. Part II (Cosmology) starts with discussion of the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker and de Sitter solutions of the Einstein equations and their properties. It follows by describing a `big picture' of the modern cosmology (inflation, post-inflationary reheating, the radiation-dominated and matter-dominated states, and modern stage of the (secondary) inflation). The authors explain how the inflation models allow one to solve many of the long-standing problems of cosmology, such as

  16. Localizing global hedgehogs on the brane

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    Cho, Inyong

    2004-10-01

    We investigate the localization of 4D topological global defects on the brane embedded in 5D. The defects are induced by 5D scalar fields with a symmetry-breaking potential. Taking an Ansatz which separates the scalar field into the 4D and the extra-D part, we find that the static-hedgehog configuration is accomplished and the defects are formed only in the AdS4/AdS5 background. In the extra dimension, the localization amplitude for the 4D defects is high where the warp factor is high.

  17. Localizing global hedgehogs on the brane

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    Cho, Inyong

    2004-10-15

    We investigate the localization of 4D topological global defects on the brane embedded in 5D. The defects are induced by 5D scalar fields with a symmetry-breaking potential. Taking an Ansatz which separates the scalar field into the 4D and the extra-D part, we find that the static-hedgehog configuration is accomplished and the defects are formed only in the AdS{sub 4}/AdS{sub 5} background. In the extra dimension, the localization amplitude for the 4D defects is high where the warp factor is high.

  18. Ostrogradski Hamiltonian approach for geodetic brane gravity

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    Cordero, Ruben; Molgado, Alberto

    2010-12-07

    We present an alternative Hamiltonian description of a branelike universe immersed in a flat background spacetime. This model is named geodetic brane gravity. We set up the Regge-Teitelboim model to describe our Universe where such field theory is originally thought as a second order derivative theory. We refer to an Ostrogradski Hamiltonian formalism to prepare the system to its quantization. This approach comprize the manage of both first- and second-class constraints and the counting of degrees of freedom follows accordingly.

  19. D-branes in Massive IIA and Solitons in Chern-Simons Theory

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    Brodie, John H

    2001-07-25

    We investigate D2-branes and D4-branes parallel to D8-branes. The low energy world volume theory on the branes is non-supersymmetric Chern-Simons theory. We identify the fundamental strings as the anyons of the 2+1 Chern-Simons theory and the D0-branes as solitons. The Chern-Simons theory with a boundary is modeled using NS 5-branes with ending D6-branes. The brane set-up provides for a graphical description of anomaly inflow. We also model the 4+1 Chern-Simons theory using branes and conjecture that D4-branes with a boundary describes a supersymmetric version of Kaplan's theory of chiral fermions.

  20. Problem of inflation in nonlinear multidimensional cosmological models

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    Saidov, Tamerlan; Zhuk, Alexander

    2009-01-15

    We consider a multidimensional cosmological model with nonlinear quadratic R{sup 2} and quartic R{sup 4} actions. As a matter source, we include a monopole form field, a D-dimensional bare cosmological constant and the tensions of branes located at fixed points. In the spirit of the universal extra dimension model, the standard model fields are not localized on branes, but rather they can move in the bulk. We define conditions that ensure stable compactification of the internal space in zero minima of the effective potentials. Such effective potentials may have a rather complicated form with a number of local minima, maxima, and saddle points. We investigate inflation in such models. It is shown that the R{sup 2}- and R{sup 4} models can produce up to 10 and 22 e-foldings, respectively. These values are not sufficient to solve the homogeneity and isotropy problem, but they are large enough to explain recent cosmic microwave background data. Additionally, the R{sup 4} model can provide conditions for eternal topological inflation. The main drawback of the obtained inflationary models consists in a spectral index n{sub s} that is less than the presently observed n{sub s}{approx_equal}1. For the R{sup 4} model we find, e.g., n{sub s}{approx_equal}0.61.

  1. Quantum Cosmology

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    Bojowald, Martin

    The universe, ultimately, is to be described by quantum theory. Quantum aspects of all there is, including space and time, may not be significant for many purposes, but are crucial for some. And so a quantum description of cosmology is required for a complete and consistent worldview. At any rate, even if we were not directly interested in regimes where quantum cosmology plays a role, a complete physical description could not stop at a stage before the whole universe is reached. Quantum theory is essential in the microphysics of particles, atoms, molecules, solids, white dwarfs and neutron stars. Why should one expect this ladder of scales to end at a certain size? If regimes are sufficiently violent and energetic, quantum effects are non-negligible even on scales of the whole cosmos; this is realized at least once in the history of the universe: at the big bang where the classical theory of general relativity would make energy densities diverge. 1.Lachieze-Rey, M., Luminet, J.P.: Phys. Rept. 254,135 (1995), gr-qc/9605010 2.BSDeWitt1967Phys. Rev.160511131967PhRv..160.1113D0158.4650410.1103/PhysRev.160.1113DeWitt, B.S.: Phys. Rev. 160(5), 1113 (1967) 3.Wiltshire, D.L.: In: Robson B., Visvanathan N., Woolcock W.S. (eds.) Cosmology: The Physics of the Universe, pp. 473-531. World Scientific, Singapore (1996

  2. Quasilocalization of gravity on a brane by resonant modes.

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    Csáki, C; Erlich, J; Hollowood, T J

    2000-06-26

    We examine the behavior of gravity in brane theories with extra dimensions in a nonfactorizable background geometry. We find that for metrics which are asymptotically flat far from the brane there is a resonant graviton mode at zero energy. The presence of this resonance ensures quasilocalization of gravity, whereby at intermediate scales the gravitational laws on the brane are approximately four dimensional. However, for scales larger than the lifetime of the graviton resonance the five-dimensional laws of gravity will be reproduced due to the decay of the four-dimensional graviton. We also give a simple classification of effective gravity theories for general background geometries.

  3. Inhomogeneous exact solution in brane gravity and its applications

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    Heydari-Fard, Malihe; Heydari-Fard, Mohaddese

    2017-02-01

    Considering an inhomogeneous brane embedded in a five dimensional constant curvature bulk, we find the non-static and spherically symmetric exact solutions of the Einstein equations on the brane. With different choices of the parameters, one interesting case/solution is studied. We show that an inhomogeneous brane model can explain the accelerated expansion of the universe at large distance scales and also the galaxy rotation curves of spiral galaxies without assuming the existence of dark matter or new modified theories at the galactic scales.

  4. Gravity Mediation in 6d Brane-World Supergravity

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    Lee, Hyun Min

    2005-12-02

    We consider the gravity-mediated SUSY breaking within the effective theory of six-dimensional brane-world supergravity. We construct the supersymmetric bulk-brane action by Noether method and find the nontrivial moduli coupling of the brane F- and D-terms. We find that the low energy Kaehler potential is not of sequestered form, so gravity mediation may occur at tree level. In moduli stabilization with anomaly effects included, the scalar soft mass squared can be positive at tree level and it can be comparable to the anomaly mediation.

  5. Localization of Vector Field on Pure Geometrical Thick Brane

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    Sui, Tao-Tao; Zhao, Li

    2017-06-01

    In this paper, we investigate the localization of a five-dimensional vector field on a pure geometrical thick brane. In previous work, it was shown that a free massless vector field cannot be localized on such thick brane. Hence we introduce the interaction between the vector field and the background scalar field. Two types of couplings are constructed as examples. We get a typical volcano potential for the first type of coupling and a finite square-well-like potential for the second one. Both of the two types of couplings ensure that the vector zero mode can be localized on the pure geometrical thick brane under some conditions.

  6. Fermion localization and resonances on two-field thick branes

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    Almeida, C. A. S.; Casana, R.; Ferreira, M. M., Jr.; Gomes, A. R.

    2009-06-01

    We consider (4, 1)-dimensional branes constructed with two scalar fields ϕ and χ coupled to a Dirac spinor field by means of a general Yukawa coupling. The equation of motion for the coefficients of the chiral decomposition of the spinor in curved spacetime leads to a Schrödinger-like equation whose solutions allow to obtain the masses of the fermionic modes. The simplest Yukawa coupling Ψ¯ϕχΨ is considered for the Bloch brane model and fermion localization is studied. We found resonances for both chiralities and related their appearance to branes with internal structure.

  7. Violation of cosmic censorship in dynamical p -brane systems

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    Maeda, Kengo; Uzawa, Kunihito

    2016-02-01

    We study the cosmic censorship of dynamical p -brane systems in a D -dimensional background. This is the generalization of the analysis in the Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory, which was discussed by Horne and Horowitz [Phys. Rev. D 48, R5457 (1993)]. We show that a timelike curvature singularity generically appears from an asymptotic region in the time evolution of the p -brane solution. Since we can set regular and smooth initial data in a dynamical M5-brane system in 11-dimensional supergravity, this implies a violation of cosmic censorship.

  8. Gauge theories from D7-branes over vanishing 4-cycles

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    Franco, Sebastian; Torroba, Gonzalo; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2010-12-16

    We study quiver gauge theories on D7-branes wrapped over vanishing holomorphic 4-cycles. We investigate how to incorporate O7-planes and/or flavor D7-branes, which are necessary to cancel anomalies. These theories are chiral, preserve four supercharges and exhibit very rich infrared dynamics. Geometric transitions and duality in the presence of O-planes are analyzed. We study the Higgs branch of these quiver theories, showing the emergence of fuzzy internal dimensions. This branch is related to noncommutative instantons on the divisor wrapped by the seven-branes. Our results have a natural application to the recently introduced F(uzz) limit of F-theory.

  9. Intersecting D 3 -D3 ' -brane system at finite temperature

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    Cottrell, William; Hanson, James; Hashimoto, Akikazu; Loveridge, Andrew; Pettengill, Duncan

    2017-02-01

    We analyze the dynamics of the intersecting D 3 -D3 ' -brane system overlapping in 1 +1 dimensions, in a holographic treatment where N D3 branes are manifested as anti-de Sitter Schwartzschild geometry, and the D3 ' brane is treated as a probe. We extract the thermodynamic equation of state from the set of embedding solutions, and analyze the stability at the perturbative and the nonperturbative level. We review a systematic procedure to resolve local instabilities and multivaluedness in the equations of state based on classic ideas of convexity in the microcanonical ensemble. We then identify a runaway behavior which was not noticed previously for this system.

  10. Fermion localization and resonances on two-field thick branes

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    Almeida, C. A. S.; Casana, R.; Ferreira, M. M. Jr.; Gomes, A. R.

    2009-06-15

    We consider (4, 1)-dimensional branes constructed with two scalar fields {phi} and {chi} coupled to a Dirac spinor field by means of a general Yukawa coupling. The equation of motion for the coefficients of the chiral decomposition of the spinor in curved spacetime leads to a Schroedinger-like equation whose solutions allow to obtain the masses of the fermionic modes. The simplest Yukawa coupling {psi}{phi}{chi}{psi} is considered for the Bloch brane model and fermion localization is studied. We found resonances for both chiralities and related their appearance to branes with internal structure.

  11. Light-cone M5 and multiple M2-branes

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    Bandos, Igor A.; Townsend, Paul K.

    2008-12-01

    We present the light-cone gauge fixed Lagrangian for the M5-brane; it has a residual 'exotic' gauge invariance with the group of 5-volume preserving diffeomorphisms, SDiff5, as gauge group. For an M5-brane of topology \\bb{R}^2\\times M_3 , for closed 3-manifold M3, we find an infinite tension limit that yields an SO(8)-invariant (1 + 2)-dimensional field theory with 'exotic' SDiff3 gauge invariance. We show that this field theory is the Carrollian limit of the Nambu bracket realization of the 'BLG' model for multiple M2-branes.

  12. d-Brane Instantons in Type II Orientifolds

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    Blumenhagen, Ralph; Cvetič, Mirjam; Kachru, Shamit; Weigand, Timo

    2009-11-01

    We review recent progress in determining the effects of d-brane instantons in [Formula: see text] supersymmetric compactifications of Type II string theory to four dimensions. We describe the abstract d-brane instanton calculus for holomorphic couplings such as the superpotential, the gauge kinetic function, and higher fermionic F-terms, and we briefly discuss the implications of background fluxes for the instanton sector. We then summarize the concrete consequences of stringy d-brane instantons for the construction of semirealistic models of particle physics or supersymmetry breaking in compact and noncompact geometries.

  13. Interaction of dynamical fractional branes with background fields: Superstring calculations

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    Saidy-Sarjoubi, Maryam; Kamani, Davoud

    2017-05-01

    We compute the boundary state corresponding to a fractional Dp-brane with transverse motion and internal background fields: Kalb-Ramond and a U(1) gauge field. The space-time has the orbifold structure ℝ1,5 × ℂ2/ℤ 2. The calculations are in the superstring theory. Using this boundary state we shall obtain the interaction amplitude between two parallel moving fractional Dp-branes. We shall extract behavior of the interaction amplitude for large distances of the branes.

  14. Condensed matter analogues of cosmology

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    Kibble, Tom; Srivastava, Ajit

    2013-10-01

    It is always exciting when developments in one branch of physics turn out to have relevance in a quite different branch. It would be hard to find two branches farther apart in terms of energy scales than early-universe cosmology and low-temperature condensed matter physics. Nevertheless ideas about the formation of topological defects during rapid phase transitions that originated in the context of the very early universe have proved remarkably fruitful when applied to a variety of condensed matter systems. The mathematical frameworks for describing these systems can be very similar. This interconnection has led to a deeper understanding of the phenomena in condensed matter systems utilizing ideas from cosmology. At the same time, one can view these condensed matter analogues as providing, at least in a limited sense, experimental access to the phenomena of the early universe for which no direct probe is possible. As this special issue well illustrates, this remains a dynamic and exciting field. The basic idea is that when a system goes through a rapid symmetry-breaking phase transition from a symmetric phase into one with spontaneously broken symmetry, the order parameter may make different choices in different regions, creating domains that when they meet can trap defects. The scale of those domains, and hence the density of defects, is constrained by the rate at which the system goes through the transition and the speed with which order parameter information propagates. This is what has come to be known as the Kibble-Zurek mechanism. The resultant scaling laws have now been tested in a considerable variety of different systems. The earliest experiments illustrating the analogy between cosmology and condensed matter were in liquid crystals, in particular on the isotropic-to-nematic transition, primarily because it is very easy to induce the phase transition (typically at room temperature) and to image precisely what is going on. This field remains one of the

  15. Neutrinos in Cosmology

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    Wong, Yvonne Y. Y.

    2008-01-24

    I give an overview of the effects of neutrinos on cosmology, focussing in particular on the role played by neutrinos in the evolution of cosmological perturbations. I discuss how recent observations of the cosmic microwave background and the large-scale structure of galaxies can probe neutrino masses with greater precision than current laboratory experiments. I describe several new techniques that will be used to probe cosmology in the future.

  16. Gamma-ray burst neutrinos, Lorenz invariance violation and the influence of background cosmology

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    Biesiada, Marek; Piórkowska, Aleksandra

    2007-05-01

    Modern ideas in quantum gravity predict the possibility of Lorenz invariance violation (LIV) manifested, for example, by energy-dependent modification of the standard relativistic dispersion relation. In a recent paper, Jacob and Piran proposed that time of flight delays in high-energy neutrinos emitted by gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) located at cosmological distances can become a valuable tool for setting limits on LIV theories. However, current advances in observational cosmology suggest that our Universe is dominated by dark energy with relatively little guidance on its nature, thus leading to several cosmological scenarios that are compatible with observations. In this paper we raise the issue of how important, in the context of testing LIV theories, is our knowledge of the background cosmological model. Specifically we calculate expected time lags for high-energy (100 TeV) neutrinos in different cosmological models. Out of many particular models of dark energy we focus on five as representative for various competing approaches: ΛCDM, quintessence, quintessence with time-varying equation of state, brane-world and generalized Chaplygin gas. The conclusion is that better understanding of a dark energy dominated Universe is crucial for testing LIV theories with cosmological sources like GRBs. Theoretically one may also invert this argument by saying that if an LIV dispersion relation was proven experimentally and its parameters were constrained then time delays from GRBs could become a new kind of cosmological test.

  17. Sociology of Modern Cosmology

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    López-Corredoira, M.

    2009-08-01

    Certain results of observational cosmology cast critical doubt on the foundations of standard cosmology but leave most cosmologists untroubled. Alternative cosmological models that differ from the Big Bang have been published and defended by heterodox scientists; however, most cosmologists do not heed these. This may be because standard theory is correct and all other ideas and criticisms are incorrect, but it is also to a great extent due to sociological phenomena such as the ``snowball effect'' or ``groupthink''. We might wonder whether cosmology, the study of the Universe as a whole, is a science like other branches of physics or just a dominant ideology.

  18. Cosmology and neutrino properties

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    Dolgov, A. D.

    2008-12-15

    A brief review for particle physicists on the cosmological impact of neutrinos and on restrictions on neutrino properties from cosmology is given. The paper includes a discussion of upper bounds on neutrino mass and possible ways to relax them, methods to observe the cosmic-neutrino background, bounds on the cosmological lepton asymmetry which are strongly improved by neutrino oscillations, cosmological effects of breaking of the spin-statistics theorem for neutrinos, bounds on mixing parameters of active and possible sterile neutrinos with account of active-neutrino oscillations, bounds on right-handed currents and neutrino magnetic moments, and some more.

  19. Inherent weaknesses of cosmology

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    Chiu, H.-Y.

    1986-01-01

    Sources of astrophysical evidence necessary to verify a cosmological model are reviewed. Cosmological history of the universe is divided into four epochs, each unique in its physical conditions related to observability at present. The current epoch, started after recombination of hydrogen in the universe, offers the most in observability. In earlier epochs, verifiable astrophysical evidence gradually disappeared. It seems that no astrophysical evidence has been left behind from the singularity epoch of the Universe. The gradual disappearance of astrophysical evidence ascertainable at present is the result of physical conditions structured within the cosmological models, hence indicating certain inherent weaknesses of cosmology as a verifiable physical theory.

  20. Inner brane: A D3-brane in Nappi-Witten space from an inner automorphism

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    Cheung, Yeuk-Kwan E.; Freidel, Laurent

    2009-06-01

    Wess-Zumino-Witten (WZW) models are abstract conformal field theories with an infinite-dimensional symmetry which accounts for their integrability, and at the same time they have a sigma-model description of closed-string propagation on group manifolds which, in turn, endows the models with an intuitive geometric meaning. We exploit this dual algebraic and geometric property of WZW models to construct an explicit example of a field-dependent reflection matrix for open strings in the Nappi-Witten model. Demanding the momentum outflow at the boundary to be zero determines a certain combination of the left and right chiral currents at the boundary. This same reflection matrix is obtained algebraically from an inner automorphism, giving rise to a space-filling D-brane. Half of the infinite-dimensional affine Kac-Moody symmetry present in the closed-string theory is preserved by this unique combination of the left and the right chiral currents. The operator-product expansions of these boundary currents are computed explicitly and they are shown to obey the same current algebra as those of the closed-string chiral currents. Different choices of the inner automorphisms correspond to different background gauge field configurations. Only those B-field configurations, and the corresponding D-branes, that preserve the diagonal part of the infinite-dimensional chiral algebras are allowed. In this way the existence of the D-branes in curved spaces is further constrained by the underlying symmetry of the ambient spacetime.

  1. Non-BPS D-brane solutions in six dimensional orbifolds

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    Lozano, Y.

    2000-08-01

    Starting with the non-BPS D0-brane solution of IIB/(-1)FLI4 constructed recently by Eyras and Panda we construct via T-duality the non-BPS D2-brane and D1-brane solutions of IIB/(-1)FLI4 and IIA/(-1)FLI4 predicted by Sen. The D2-brane couples magnetically to the vector field of the NS5B-brane living in the twisted sector of the Type IIB orbifold, whereas the D1-brane couples (electrically and magnetically) to the self-dual 2-form potential of the NS5A-brane that is present in the twisted sector of the Type IIA orbifold construction. Finally we discuss the eleven dimensional interpretation of these branes as originating from a non-BPS M1-brane solution of M-theory orientifolded by ΩρI5.

  2. Mock modular index of M2-M5 brane systems

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    Okazaki, Tadashi; Smith, Douglas J.

    2017-07-01

    We present Bogomolny-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) indices of the supergroup Wess-Zumino-Witten (WZW) models that live on intersecting M2-M5-brane systems. They can encode data of the stretched M2-branes between M5-branes and count the BPS states. They are generally expressed in terms of mock theta functions via the Kac-Wakimoto character formula of the affine Lie superalgebra. We give an explicit expression of the index for the P S L (2 |2 )k =1 WZW model in terms of the second-order multivariable Appell-Lerch sum. It indicates that wall crossing occurs in the BPS state counting due to the C field on the M5-branes.

  3. Generalized complex geometry, generalized branes and the Hitchin sigma model

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    Zucchini, Roberto

    2005-03-01

    Hitchin's generalized complex geometry has been shown to be relevant in compactifications of superstring theory with fluxes and is expected to lead to a deeper understanding of mirror symmetry. Gualtieri's notion of generalized complex submanifold seems to be a natural candidate for the description of branes in this context. Recently, we introduced a Batalin-Vilkovisky field theoretic realization of generalized complex geometry, the Hitchin sigma model, extending the well known Poisson sigma model. In this paper, exploiting Gualtieri's formalism, we incorporate branes into the model. A detailed study of the boundary conditions obeyed by the world sheet fields is provided. Finally, it is found that, when branes are present, the classical Batalin-Vilkovisky cohomology contains an extra sector that is related non trivially to a novel cohomology associated with the branes as generalized complex submanifolds.

  4. Effects of Compactification in D-brane Inflation

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    Baumann, Daniel; Dymarsky, Anatoly; Kachru, Shamit; Klebanov, Igor R.; McAllister, Liam

    2010-06-25

    In D3-brane inflation, the inflaton potential receives important contributions from sources in the compact space, such as fluxes, other D-branes, and orientifold planes. Most previous analyses have considered only the effects of sources near to the inflationary D3-brane, but in fact distant sources do not generically decouple and can critically influence the dynamics during inflation. We provide a systematic method for incorporating the effects of arbitrary distant sources as perturbations to the local supergravity background. We use this approach to obtain the structure of the potential for a D3-brane in a warped throat geometry attached to a general compact space. A significant, and well-known, contribution to this potential arises from quantum effects involved in the stabilization of the compactification volume. Our method automatically captures these effects, encoding them in a suitable flux background.

  5. On the extra force in brane world scenario

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    Bejancu, Aurel; Farran, Hani Reda

    2014-09-01

    In the study of the dynamics in a 5D bulk from brane world scenario, an extra force with abnormal properties was detected (cf. [D. Youm, Extra force in brane worlds, Phys. Rev. D62 (2000) 084002; D. Youm, Null geodesics in brane world universe, Mod. Phys. Lett. A16 (2001) 2371; L. F. Zhang and Y. Z. Zhang, Null geodesics in brane world scenarios, Commun. Theor. Phys. (Beijing)41 (2004) 48]). In this paper, by using the Riemannian horizontal connection introduced in [A. Bejancu, A new point of view on general Kaluza-Klein theories, Progr. Theor. Phys.128 (2012) 541], we give a new definition for the extra force in a 5D bulk, and show that it does not contradict the 4D physics. In particular, we show that this force appears very rarely along geodesics in a warped 5D bulk.

  6. Thick branes from self-gravitating scalar fields

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    Novikov, Oleg O.; Andrianov, Vladimir A.; Andrianov, Alexander A.

    2014-07-23

    The formation of a domain wall ('thick brane') induced by scalar matter dynamics and triggered by a thin brane defect is considered in noncompact five-dimensional space-time with warped AdS type geometry. The scalar matter is composed of two fields with softly broken O(2) symmetry and minimal coupling to gravity. The nonperturbative effects in the invariant mass spectrum of light localized scalar states are investigated for different values of the tension of the thin brane defect. Especially interesting is the case of the thin brane with negative tension when the singular barriers form a potential well with two infinitely tall walls and the discrete spectrum of localized states arises completely isolated from the bulk.

  7. Intersecting branes and Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model

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    Dhar, Avinash; Nag, Partha

    2009-06-15

    We discuss chiral symmetry breaking in the intersecting brane model of Sakai and Sugimoto at weak coupling for a generic value of separation L between the flavor D8 and anti-D8-branes. For any finite value of the radius R of the circle around which the color D4-branes wrap, a nonlocal Nambu-Jona-Lasinio-type short-range interaction couples the flavor branes and antibranes. We argue that chiral symmetry is broken in this model only above a certain critical value of the four-dimensional 't Hooft coupling and confirm this through numerical calculations of solutions to the gap equation. We also numerically investigate chiral symmetry breaking in the limit R{yields}{infinity} keeping L fixed, but find that simple ways of implementing this limit do not lead to a consistent picture of chiral symmetry breaking in the noncompact version of the nonlocal Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model.

  8. Holography for anisotropic branes with hyperscaling violation

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    Roychowdhury, Dibakar

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, based on the principles of Gauge/gavity duality, we explore the field theory description of certain special class of strongly coupled hyperscaling violating QFTs in the presence of scalar deformations near the effective dynamical scale ( r F ) of the theory. In the language of the AdS/CFT duality, the scalar deformations of the above type could be thought of as being sourced due to some massless scalar excitation in the bulk which explicitly break the SO(2) rotational invariance along the spatial directions of the brane. As a consequence of these deformations, it turns out that when we probe such QFTs in terms of its non-local observable like, the entanglement entropy as well as the Wilson operator they indeed receive finite contributions near the effective dynamical scale ( r F ) of the theory.

  9. Small Numbers From Tunneling Between Brane Throats

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    Kachru, Shamit

    2001-07-25

    Generic classes of string compactifications include ''brane throats'' emanating from the compact dimensions and separated by effective potential barriers raised by the background gravitational fields. The interaction of observers inside different throats occurs via tunneling and is consequently weak. This provides a new mechanism for generating small numbers in Nature. We apply it to the hierarchy problem, where supersymmetry breaking near the unification scale causes TeV sparticle masses inside the standard model throat. We also design naturally long-lived cold dark matter which decays within a Hubble time to the approximate conformal matter of a long throat. This may soften structure formation at galactic scales and raises the possibility that much of the dark matter of the universe is conformal matter. Finally, the tunneling rate shows that the coupling between throats, mediated by bulk modes, is stronger than a naive application of holography suggests.

  10. Clustering of galaxies in brane world models

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    Hameeda, Mir; Faizal, Mir; Ali, Ahmed Farag

    2016-04-01

    In this paper, we analyze the clustering of galaxies using a modified Newtonian potential. This modification of the Newtonian potential occurs due to the existence of extra dimensions in brane world models. We will analyze a system of galaxies interacting with each other through this modified Newtonian potential. The partition function for this system of galaxies will be calculated, and this partition function will be used to calculate the free energy of this system of galaxies. The entropy and the chemical potential for this system will also be calculated. We will derive explicit expression for the clustering parameter for this system. This parameter will determine the behavior of this system, and we will be able to express various thermodynamic quantities using this clustering parameter. Thus, we will be able to explicitly analyze the effect that modifying the Newtonian potential can have on the clustering of galaxies. We also analyse the effect of extra dimensions on the two-point functions between galaxies.

  11. Natural semidirect gauge mediation and D-branes at singularities

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    Argurio, Riccardo; Bertolini, Matteo; Ferretti, Gabriele; Mariotti, Alberto

    2009-08-15

    We consider semidirect gauge mediation models of supersymmetry breaking where the messengers are composite fields and their supersymmetric mass is naturally generated through quartic superpotential couplings. We show that such composite messenger models can be easily embedded in quiver gauge theories arising from D-branes at Calabi-Yau singularities, and argue that semidirect gauge mediation is in fact a very natural option for supersymmetry breaking in D-brane models. We provide several explicit examples and discuss their salient phenomenological properties.

  12. Signals from the brane-world black hole

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    Shen Jianyong; Wang Bin; Su Rukeng

    2006-08-15

    We have studied the wave dynamics and the Hawking radiation for a scalar field as well as a brane-localized gravitational field in the background of a brane-world black hole with a tidal charge containing information on the extra dimension. Comparing with four-dimensional black holes, we have observed the signature of the tidal charge which presents the signals of the extra dimension both in the wave dynamics and the Hawking radiation.

  13. Note about unstable D-branes with dynamical tension

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    KlusoÅ, J.

    2016-08-01

    We propose an action for an unstable Dp-brane with dynamical tension. We show that the equations of motion are equivalent to the equations of motion derived from Dirac-Born-Infeld and Wess-Zumino actions for a non-Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield Dp-brane. We also find the Hamiltonian formulation of this action and analyze the properties of the solutions corresponding to the tachyon vacuum and zero-tension solution.

  14. Gauss-Bonnet braneworld cosmological effect on relic density of dark matter

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    Okada, Nobuchika; Okada, Satomi

    2009-05-15

    In Gauss-Bonnet braneworld cosmology, the Friedmann equation of our four-dimensional Universe on 3-brane is modified in a high energy regime (Gauss-Bonnet regime), while the standard expansion law is reproduced in low energies (standard regime). We investigate the Gauss-Bonnet braneworld cosmological effect on the thermal relic density of cold dark matter when the freeze-out of the dark matter occurs in the Gauss-Bonnet regime. We find that the resultant relic density is considerably reduced when the transition temperature, which connects the Gauss-Bonnet regime with the standard regime, is low enough. This result is in sharp contrast with the result previously obtained in the Randall-Sundrum braneworld cosmology, where the relic density is enhanced.

  15. String Cosmology: A Review

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    McAllister, Liam P.; Silverstein, Eva

    2007-10-22

    We give an overview of the status of string cosmology. We explain the motivation for the subject, outline the main problems, and assess some of the proposed solutions. Our focus is on those aspects of cosmology that benefit from the structure of an ultraviolet-complete theory.

  16. Cosmological Implications of Geometrothermodynamics

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    Luongo, O.; Quevedo, H.

    2015-01-01

    We use the formalism of Geometrothermodynamics to derive a series of fundamental equations for thermodynamic systems. It is shown that all these fundamental equations can be used in the context of relativistic cosmology to derive diverse scenarios which include the standard cosmological model, a unified model for dark energy and dark matter, and an effective inflationary model.

  17. Wormholes and cosmology

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    Klebanov, I.; Susskind, L.

    1988-10-01

    We review Coleman's wormhole mechanism for the vanishing of the cosmological constant. We find a discouraging result that wormholes much bigger than the Planck size are generated. We also consider the implications of the wormhole theory for cosmology. 7 refs., 2 figs.

  18. AGN As Cosmological Probes

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    Lusso, Elisabeta

    2016-10-01

    I will review previous methods that have tried to employ active galactic nuclei to measure cosmological parameters. I will introduce a novel technique able to test the cosmological model using quasars as “standard candles” by employing the non- linear relation between their intrinsic UV and X-ray emission as an absolute distance indicator.

  19. Brane surgery: energy conditions, traversable wormholes, and voids

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    Barceló1, C.; Visser, M.

    2000-09-01

    Branes are ubiquitous elements of any low-energy limit of string theory. We point out that negative tension branes violate all the standard energy conditions of the higher-dimensional spacetime they are embedded in; this opens the door to very peculiar solutions of the higher-dimensional Einstein equations. Building upon the (/3+1)-dimensional implementation of fundamental string theory, we illustrate the possibilities by considering a toy model consisting of a (/2+1)-dimensional brane propagating through our observable (/3+1)-dimensional universe. Developing a notion of ``brane surgery'', based on the Israel-Lanczos-Sen ``thin shell'' formalism of general relativity, we analyze the dynamics and find traversable wormholes, closed baby universes, voids (holes in the spacetime manifold), and an evasion (not a violation) of both the singularity theorems and the positive mass theorem. These features appear generic to any brane model that permits negative tension branes: This includes the Randall-Sundrum models and their variants.

  20. D-brane superpotentials: Geometric and worldsheet approaches

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    Baumgartl, Marco; Brunner, Ilka; Soroush, Masoud

    2011-02-01

    From the worldsheet perspective, the superpotential on a D-brane wrapping internal cycles of a Calabi-Yau manifold is given as a generating functional for disk correlation functions. On the other hand, from the geometric point of view, D-brane superpotentials are captured by certain chain integrals. In this work, we explicitly show for branes wrapping internal two-cycles how these two different approaches are related. More specifically, from the worldsheet point of view, D-branes at the Landau-Ginzburg point have a convenient description in terms of matrix factorizations. We use a formula derived by Kapustin and Li to explicitly evaluate disk correlators for families of D2-branes. On the geometry side, we then construct a three-chain whose period gives rise to the effective superpotential and show that the two expressions coincide. Finally, as an explicit example, we choose a particular compact Calabi-Yau hypersurface and compute the effective D2-brane superpotential in different branches of the open moduli space, in both geometric and worldsheet approaches.

  1. Interaction of higher-dimensional rotating black holes with branes

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    Frolov, Valeri P.; Fursaev, Dmitri V.; Stojkovic, Dejan

    2004-07-01

    We study interaction of rotating higher-dimensional black holes with a brane in spacetimes with large extra dimensions. We demonstrate that in a general case a rotating black hole attached to a brane can lose bulk components of its angular momenta. A stationary black hole can have only those components of the angular momenta which are connected with Killing vectors generating transformations preserving a position of the brane. In a final stationary state the null Killing vector generating the black hole horizon is tangent to the brane. We discuss first the interaction of a cosmic string and a domain wall with the 4D Kerr black hole. We then prove the general result for slowly rotating higher-dimensional black holes interacting with branes. The characteristic time when a rotating black hole with gravitational radius r0 reaches this final stationary state is T ~ rp-10/(Gσ), where G is the higher-dimensional gravitational coupling constant, σ is the brane tension and p is the number of extra dimensions.

  2. Exploring bouncing cosmologies with cosmological surveys

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    Cai, Yi-Fu

    2014-08-01

    From recent observational data two significant directions have been made in the field of theoretical cosmology recently. First, we are now able to make use of present observations, such as the Planck and BICEP2 data, to examine theoretical predictions from the standard inflationary ΛCDM which were made decades of years ago. Second, we can search for new cosmological signatures as a way to explore physics beyond the standard cosmic paradigm. In particular, a subset of early universe models admit a nonsingular bouncing solution that attempts to address the issue of the big bang singularity. These models have achieved a series of considerable developments in recent years, in particular in their perturbative frameworks, which made brand-new predictions of cosmological signatures that could be visible in current and forthcoming observations. Herein we present two representative paradigms of early universe physics. The first is the reputed new matter (or matter-ekpyrotic) bounce scenario in which the universe starts with a matter-dominated contraction phase and transitions into an ekpyrotic phase. In the setting of this paradigm, we have proposed some possible mechanisms of generating a red tilt for primordial curvature perturbations and confront the general predictions with recent cosmological observations. The second is the matter-bounce inflation scenario which can be viewed as an extension of inflationary cosmology with a matter contraction before inflation. We present a class of possible model constructions and review the implications on the current CMB experiments. Lastly a review of significant achievements of these paradigms beyond the inflationary ΛCDM model is made, which is expected to shed new light on the future direction of observational cosmology.

  3. Elements of string cosmology

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    Tseytlin, A. A.; Vafa, C.

    1992-03-01

    Aspects of string cosmology for critical and non-critical strings are discussed emphasizing the necessity to account for the dilaton dynamics for a proper incorporation of ``large-small'' duality. This drastically modifies the intuition one has with Einstein's gravity. For example winding modes, even though contributing to the energy density, oppose expansion and if not annihilated will stop the expansion. Moreover we find that the radiation dominated era of the standard cosmology emerges quite naturally in string cosmology. Our analysis of non-critical string cosmology provides a reinterpretation of the (universal cover of the) recently studied two-dimensional black hole solution as a conformal realization of cosmological solutions found previously by Mueller. Supported in part by Packard Foundation and NSF grants PHY-89-57162 and PHY-87-14654.

  4. Cosmology and particle physics

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    Turner, Michael S.

    1988-01-01

    The interplay between cosmology and elementary particle physics is discussed. The standard cosmology is reviewed, concentrating on primordial nucleosynthesis and discussing how the standard cosmology has been used to place constraints on the properties of various particles. Baryogenesis is discussed, showing how a scenario in which the B-, C-, and CP-violating interactions in GUTs provide a dynamical explanation for the predominance of matter over antimatter and for the present baryon-to-photon ratio. It is shown how the very early dynamical evolution of a very weakly coupled scalar field which is initially displaced from the minimum of its potential may explain a handful of very fundamental cosmological facts which are not explained by the standard cosmology.

  5. Cosmology and particle physics

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    Turner, Michael S.

    1988-01-01

    The interplay between cosmology and elementary particle physics is discussed. The standard cosmology is reviewed, concentrating on primordial nucleosynthesis and discussing how the standard cosmology has been used to place constraints on the properties of various particles. Baryogenesis is discussed, showing how a scenario in which the B-, C-, and CP-violating interactions in GUTs provide a dynamical explanation for the predominance of matter over antimatter and for the present baryon-to-photon ratio. It is shown how the very early dynamical evolution of a very weakly coupled scalar field which is initially displaced from the minimum of its potential may explain a handful of very fundamental cosmological facts which are not explained by the standard cosmology.

  6. Testing loop quantum cosmology

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    Wilson-Ewing, Edward

    2017-03-01

    Loop quantum cosmology predicts that quantum gravity effects resolve the big-bang singularity and replace it by a cosmic bounce. Furthermore, loop quantum cosmology can also modify the form of primordial cosmological perturbations, for example by reducing power at large scales in inflationary models or by suppressing the tensor-to-scalar ratio in the matter bounce scenario; these two effects are potential observational tests for loop quantum cosmology. In this article, I review these predictions and others, and also briefly discuss three open problems in loop quantum cosmology: its relation to loop quantum gravity, the trans-Planckian problem, and a possible transition from a Lorentzian to a Euclidean space-time around the bounce point.

  7. Cosmological perturbations in teleparallel Loop Quantum Cosmology

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    Haro, Jaime

    2013-11-01

    Cosmological perturbations in Loop Quantum Cosmology (LQC) are usually studied incorporating either holonomy corrections, where the Ashtekar connection is replaced by a suitable sinus function in order to have a well-defined quantum analogue, or inverse-volume corrections coming from the eigenvalues of the inverse-volume operator. In this paper we will develop an alternative approach to calculate cosmological perturbations in LQC based on the fact that, holonomy corrected LQC in the flat Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) geometry could be also obtained as a particular case of teleparallel F(T) gravity (teleparallel LQC). The main idea of our approach is to mix the simple bounce provided by holonomy corrections in LQC with the non-singular perturbation equations given by F(T) gravity, in order to obtain a matter bounce scenario as a viable alternative to slow-roll inflation. In our study, we have obtained an scale invariant power spectrum of cosmological perturbations. However, the ratio of tensor to scalar perturbations is of order 1, which does not agree with the current observations. For this reason, we suggest a model where a transition from the matter domination to a quasi de Sitter phase is produced in order to enhance the scalar power spectrum.

  8. Newtonian and Relativistic Cosmologies

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    Green, Stephen; Wald, Robert

    2012-03-01

    Cosmological N-body simulations are now being performed using Newtonian gravity on scales larger than the Hubble radius. It is known that a uniformly expanding, homogeneous ball of dust in Newtonian gravity satisfies the Friedmann equations, and also that a correspondence between Newtonian and relativistic dust cosmologies holds in linearized perturbation theory. Nevertheless, it is not obvious that Newtonian gravity can provide a good global description of an inhomogeneous cosmology with significant nonlinear dynamical behavior at small scales. We investigate this issue in light of a perturbative framework that we have recently developed. We propose a straightforward dictionary---exact at the linearized level---that maps Newtonian dust cosmologies into GR dust cosmologies, and we use our ordering scheme to determine the degree to which the resulting metric and matter distribution solve Einstein's equation. We then find additional corrections needed to satisfy Einstein's equation to ``order 1'' at small scales and to ``order ɛ'' at large scales. We expect that, in realistic Newtonian cosmologies, these additional corrections will be very small; if so, this should provide strong justification for the use of Newtonian simulations to describe GR cosmologies.

  9. BMS in cosmology

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    Kehagias, A.; Riotto, A.

    2016-05-25

    Symmetries play an interesting role in cosmology. They are useful in characterizing the cosmological perturbations generated during inflation and lead to consistency relations involving the soft limit of the statistical correlators of large-scale structure dark matter and galaxies overdensities. On the other hand, in observational cosmology the carriers of the information about these large-scale statistical distributions are light rays traveling on null geodesics. Motivated by this simple consideration, we study the structure of null infinity and the associated BMS symmetry in a cosmological setting. For decelerating Friedmann-Robertson-Walker backgrounds, for which future null infinity exists, we find that the BMS transformations which leaves the asymptotic metric invariant to leading order. Contrary to the asymptotic flat case, the BMS transformations in cosmology generate Goldstone modes corresponding to scalar, vector and tensor degrees of freedom which may exist at null infinity and perturb the asymptotic data. Therefore, BMS transformations generate physically inequivalent vacua as they populate the universe at null infinity with these physical degrees of freedom. We also discuss the gravitational memory effect when cosmological expansion is taken into account. In this case, there are extra contribution to the gravitational memory due to the tail of the retarded Green functions which are supported not only on the light-cone, but also in its interior. The gravitational memory effect can be understood also from an asymptotic point of view as a transition among cosmological BMS-related vacua.

  10. BMS in cosmology

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    Kehagias, A.; Riotto, A.

    2016-05-01

    Symmetries play an interesting role in cosmology. They are useful in characterizing the cosmological perturbations generated during inflation and lead to consistency relations involving the soft limit of the statistical correlators of large-scale structure dark matter and galaxies overdensities. On the other hand, in observational cosmology the carriers of the information about these large-scale statistical distributions are light rays traveling on null geodesics. Motivated by this simple consideration, we study the structure of null infinity and the associated BMS symmetry in a cosmological setting. For decelerating Friedmann-Robertson-Walker backgrounds, for which future null infinity exists, we find that the BMS transformations which leaves the asymptotic metric invariant to leading order. Contrary to the asymptotic flat case, the BMS transformations in cosmology generate Goldstone modes corresponding to scalar, vector and tensor degrees of freedom which may exist at null infinity and perturb the asymptotic data. Therefore, BMS transformations generate physically inequivalent vacua as they populate the universe at null infinity with these physical degrees of freedom. We also discuss the gravitational memory effect when cosmological expansion is taken into account. In this case, there are extra contribution to the gravitational memory due to the tail of the retarded Green functions which are supported not only on the light-cone, but also in its interior. The gravitational memory effect can be understood also from an asymptotic point of view as a transition among cosmological BMS-related vacua.

  11. Bouncing Cosmologies: Progress and Problems

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    Brandenberger, Robert; Peter, Patrick

    2017-02-01

    We review the status of bouncing cosmologies as alternatives to cosmological inflation for providing a description of the very early universe, and a source for the cosmological perturbations which are observed today. We focus on the motivation for considering bouncing cosmologies, the origin of fluctuations in these models, and the challenges which various implementations face.

  12. Brane Effective Actions, Kappa-Symmetry and Applications.

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    Simón, Joan

    2012-01-01

    This is a review on brane effective actions, their symmetries and some of their applications. Its first part covers the Green-Schwarz formulation of single M- and D-brane effective actions focusing on kinematical aspects: the identification of their degrees of freedom, the importance of world volume diffeomorphisms and kappa symmetry to achieve manifest spacetime covariance and supersymmetry, and the explicit construction of such actions in arbitrary on-shell supergravity backgrounds. Its second part deals with applications. First, the use of kappa symmetry to determine supersymmetric world volume solitons. This includes their explicit construction in flat and curved backgrounds, their interpretation as Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) states carrying (topological) charges in the supersymmetry algebra and the connection between supersymmetry and Hamiltonian BPS bounds. When available, I emphasise the use of these solitons as constituents in microscopic models of black holes. Second, the use of probe approximations to infer about the non-trivial dynamics of strongly-coupled gauge theories using the anti de Sitter/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence. This includes expectation values of Wilson loop operators, spectrum information and the general use of D-brane probes to approximate the dynamics of systems with small number of degrees of freedom interacting with larger systems allowing a dual gravitational description. Its final part briefly discusses effective actions for N D-branes and M2-branes. This includes both Super-Yang-Mills theories, their higher-order corrections and partial results in covariantising these couplings to curved backgrounds, and the more recent supersymmetric Chern-Simons matter theories describing M2-branes using field theory, brane constructions and 3-algebra considerations.

  13. Brane Effective Actions, Kappa-Symmetry and Applications

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    Simón, Joan

    2012-12-01

    This is a review on brane effective actions, their symmetries and some of their applications. Its first part covers the Green-Schwarz formulation of single M- and D-brane effective actions focusing on kinematical aspects: the identification of their degrees of freedom, the importance of world volume diffeomorphisms and kappa symmetry to achieve manifest spacetime covariance and supersymmetry, and the explicit construction of such actions in arbitrary on-shell supergravity backgrounds. Its second part deals with applications. First, the use of kappa symmetry to determine supersymmetric world volume solitons. This includes their explicit construction in flat and curved backgrounds, their interpretation as Bogomol’nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) states carrying (topological) charges in the supersymmetry algebra and the connection between supersymmetry and Hamiltonian BPS bounds. When available, I emphasise the use of these solitons as constituents in microscopic models of black holes. Second, the use of probe approximations to infer about the non-trivial dynamics of strongly-coupled gauge theories using the anti de Sitter/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence. This includes expectation values of Wilson loop operators, spectrum information and the general use of D-brane probes to approximate the dynamics of systems with small number of degrees of freedom interacting with larger systems allowing a dual gravitational description. Its final part briefly discusses effective actions for N D-branes and M2-branes. This includes both Super-Yang-Mills theories, their higher-order corrections and partial results in covariantising these couplings to curved backgrounds, and the more recent supersymmetric Chern-Simons matter theories describing M2-branes using field theory, brane constructions and 3-algebra considerations.

  14. Mesoamerican Cosmology: Recent Finds

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    Trejo, J. G.

    2009-08-01

    The archaeological and ethnological research carried out in the last decades in Mesoamerica has allowed to know better diverse topics of the cosmology in regions little studied till now. Though one can distinguish a common substratum from the Mesoamerican living together throughout many centuries, the cultural local peculiarities frequently seem to dominate the message expressed in the Prehispanic art. In this work we present cosmological ideas from Olmec and Huaxtec regions which show distinctive features but at the same time suggest an obvious unity concerning calendrical concepts. The previous thing demonstrates clearly the richness of alternatives that followed the Mesoamerican cosmological thought.

  15. Hamiltonian cosmology of bigravity

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    Soloviev, V. O.

    2017-03-01

    This article is written as a review of the Hamiltonian formalism for the bigravity with de Rham-Gabadadze-Tolley (dRGT) potential, and also of applications of this formalism to the derivation of the background cosmological equations. It is demonstrated that the cosmological scenarios are close to the standard ΛCDM model, but they also uncover the dynamical behavior of the cosmological term. This term arises in bigravity regardless on the choice of the dRGT potential parameters, and its scale is given by the graviton mass. Various matter couplings are considered.

  16. AdS5 solutions from M5-branes on Riemann surface and D6-branes sources

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    Bah, Ibrahima

    2015-09-01

    We describe the gravity duals of four-dimensional N=1 superconformal field theories obtained by wrapping M5-branes on a punctured Riemann surface. The internal geometry, normal to the AdS 5 factor, generically preserves two U(1)s, with generators ( J +, J -), that are fibered over the Riemann surface. The metric is governed by a single potential that satisfies a version of the Monge-Ampère equation. The spectrum of N=1 punctures is given by the set of supersymmetric sources of the potential that are localized on the Riemann surface and lead to regular metrics near a puncture. We use this system to study a class of punctures where the geometry near the sources corresponds to M-theory description of D6-branes. These carry a natural ( p, q) label associated to the circle dual to the killing vector pJ + + qJ - which shrinks near the source. In the generic case the world volume of the D6-branes is AdS 5 × S 2 and they locally preserve N=2 supersymmetry. When p = - q, the shrinking circle is dual to a flavor U(1). The metric in this case is non-degenerate only when there are co-dimension one sources obtained by smearing M5-branes that wrap the AdS 5 factor and the circle dual the superconformal R-symmetry. The D6-branes are extended along the AdS 5 and on cups that end on the co-dimension one branes. In the special case when the shrinking circle is dual to the R-symmetry, the D6-branes are extended along the AdS 5 and wrap an auxiliary Riemann surface with an arbitrary genus. When the Riemann surface is compact with constant curvature, the system is governed by a Monge-Ampère equation.

  17. Comments on Cosmology 2001

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    Ellis, George F. R.

    2003-01-01

    This article gives a brief survey of cosmology to the present day, and then explores a positive but critical approach, looking in turn at issues arising in observations, geometry, and physics, and at the foundational (philosophical) issues that necessarily arise.

  18. Baryogenesis and cosmological antimatter

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    Dolgov, Alexander D.

    2009-04-20

    Possible mechanisms of baryogenesis are reviewed. Special attention is payed to those which allow for creation of astronomically significant domains or objects consisting of antimatter. Observational manifestations of cosmological antimatter are discussed.

  19. The cosmological constant problem

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    Dolgov, A.D.

    1989-05-01

    A review of the cosmological term problem is presented. Baby universe model and the compensating field model are discussed. The importance of more accurate data on the Hubble constant and the Universe age is stressed. 18 refs.

  20. From Cosmology to Consulting

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    Nelson, William

    2014-03-01

    I will discuss my transition from Quantum Gravity and Cosmology to the world of consulting and describe the differences and similarities between academia and industry. I will give some dos and don'ts for industry interviews and jobs searches.

  1. Testing fractional action cosmology

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    Shchigolev, V. K.

    2016-08-01

    The present work deals with a combined test of the so-called Fractional Action Cosmology (FAC) on the example of a specific model obtained by the author earlier. In this model, the effective cosmological term is proportional to the Hubble parameter squared through the so-called kinematic induction. The reason of studying this cosmological model could be explained by its ability to describe two periods of accelerated expansion, that is in agreement with the recent observations and the cosmological inflation paradigm. First of all, we put our model through the theoretical tests, which gives a general conception of the influence of the model parameters on its behavior. Then, we obtain some restrictions on the principal parameters of the model, including the fractional index, by means of the observational data. Finally, the cosmography parameters and the observational data compared to the theoretical predictions are presented both analytically and graphically.

  2. Cosmology solved? Maybe

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    Turner, Michael S.

    1999-03-01

    For two decades the hot big-bang model as been referred to as the standard cosmology - and for good reason. For just as long cosmologists have known that there are fundamental questions that are not answered by the standard cosmology and point to a grander theory. The best candidate for that grander theory is inflation + cold dark matter. It holds that the Universe is flat, that slowly moving elementary particles left over from the earliest moments provide the cosmic infrastructure, and that the primeval density inhomogeneities that seed all the structure arose from quantum fluctuations. There is now prima facie evidence that supports two basic tenets of this paradigm. An avalanche of high-quality cosmological observations will soon make this case stronger or will break it. Key questions remain to be answered; foremost among them are: identification and detection of the cold dark matter particles and elucidation of the dark-energy component. These are exciting times in cosmology!

  3. How delicate is brane-antibrane inflation?

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    Hoi, Loison; Cline, James M.

    2009-04-01

    We systematically explore the parameter space of the state-of-the-art brane-antibrane inflation model (Baumann et al., arXiv:0706.0360, arXiv:0705.3837) which is one of the most rigorously derived from string theory, applying the cosmic background explorer normalization and constraint on the spectral index. We improve on previous treatments of uplifting by antibranes and show that the contributions from noninflationary throats play an important role in achieving a flat inflationary potential. To quantify the degree of fine-tuning needed by the model, we define an effective volume in the part of parameter space which is consistent with experimental constraints, and using Monte Carlo methods to search for a set of optimal parameters, we show that the degree of fine-tuning is alleviated by 8 orders of magnitude relative to a fiducial point which has previously been considered. In fact, close to the optimal parameter values, fine-tuning is no longer needed for any of the parameters. We show that in this natural region of the parameter space, larger values of ns close to 0.99 (still within 2σ of the WMAP5 central value) are favored, giving a new aspect of testability to the model.

  4. How delicate is brane-antibrane inflation?

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    Hoi, Loison; Cline, James M.

    2009-04-15

    We systematically explore the parameter space of the state-of-the-art brane-antibrane inflation model (Baumann et al., arXiv:0706.0360, arXiv:0705.3837) which is one of the most rigorously derived from string theory, applying the cosmic background explorer normalization and constraint on the spectral index. We improve on previous treatments of uplifting by antibranes and show that the contributions from noninflationary throats play an important role in achieving a flat inflationary potential. To quantify the degree of fine-tuning needed by the model, we define an effective volume in the part of parameter space which is consistent with experimental constraints, and using Monte Carlo methods to search for a set of optimal parameters, we show that the degree of fine-tuning is alleviated by 8 orders of magnitude relative to a fiducial point which has previously been considered. In fact, close to the optimal parameter values, fine-tuning is no longer needed for any of the parameters. We show that in this natural region of the parameter space, larger values of n{sub s} close to 0.99 (still within 2{sigma} of the WMAP5 central value) are favored, giving a new aspect of testability to the model.

  5. Non-linear perturbation of black branes at large D

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    Miyamoto, Umpei

    2017-06-01

    The Einstein equations describing the black-brane dynamics both in Minkowski and AdS background were recently recast in the form of coupled diffusion equations in the large- D(imension) limit. Using such results in the literature, we formulate a higher-order perturbation theory of black branes in time domain and present the general form of solutions for arbitrary initial conditions. For illustrative purposes, the solutions up to the first or second order are explicitly written down for several kind of initial conditions, such as a Gaussian wave packet, shock wave, and rather general superposed sinusoidal waves. These could be the first examples describing the non-trivial evolution of black-brane horizons in time domain. In particular, we learn some interesting aspects of black-brane dynamics such as the Gregory-Laflamme (GL) instability and non-equilibrium steady state (NESS). The formalism presented here would be applicable to the analysis of various black branes and their holographically dual field theories.

  6. Towards a classification of branes in theories with eight supercharges

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    Bergshoeff, Eric A.; Riccioni, Fabio; Romano, Luca

    2014-05-01

    We provide a classification of half-supersymmetric branes in quarter-maximal supergravity theories with scalars parametrising coset manifolds. We show that the results previously obtained for the half-maximal theories give evidence that half-supersymmetric branes correspond to the real longest weights of the representations of the brane charges, where the reality properties of the weights are determined from the Tits-Satake diagrams associated to the global symmetry groups. We show that the resulting brane structure is universal for all theories that can be uplifted to six dimensions. We also show that when viewing these theories as low-energy theories for the suitably compactified heterotic string, the classification we obtain is in perfect agreement with the wrapping rules derived in previous works for the same theory compactified on tori. Finally, we relate the branes to the R-symmetry representations of the central charges and we show that in general the degeneracies of the BPS conditions are twice those of the half-maximal theories and four times those of the maximal ones.

  7. Cosmology: A research briefing

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    1995-01-01

    As part of its effort to update topics dealt with in the 1986 decadal physics survey, the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Research Council (NRC) formed a Panel on Cosmology. The Panel produced this report, intended to be accessible to science policymakers and nonscientists. The chapters include an overview ('What Is Cosmology?'), a discussion of cosmic microwave background radiation, the large-scale structure of the universe, the distant universe, and physics of the early universe.

  8. w-cosmological singularities

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    Fernandez-Jambrina, L.

    2010-12-15

    In this paper we characterize barotropic index singularities of homogeneous isotropic cosmological models [M. P. Dabrowski and T. Denkiewicz, Phys. Rev. D 79, 063521 (2009).]. They are shown to appear in cosmologies for which the scale factor is analytical with a Taylor series in which the linear and quadratic terms are absent. Though the barotropic index of the perfect fluid is singular, the singularities are weak, as it happens for other models for which the density and the pressure are regular.

  9. Classification of cosmological milestones

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    Fernandez-Jambrina, L.; Lazkoz, Ruth

    2006-09-15

    In this paper causal geodesic completeness of Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) cosmological models is analyzed in terms of generalized power expansions of the scale factor in coordinate time. The strength of the found singularities is discussed following the usual definitions due to Tipler and Krolak. It is shown that while classical cosmological models are both timelike and lightlike geodesically incomplete, certain observationally allowed models which have been proposed recently are lightlike geodesically complete.

  10. Foundations of modern cosmology

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    Hawley, John F.; Holcomb, Katherine A.

    2005-07-01

    Recent discoveries in astronomy, especially those made with data collected by satellites such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, have revolutionized the science of cosmology. These new observations offer the possibility that some long-standing mysteries in cosmology might be answered, including such fundamental questions as the ultimate fate of the universe. Foundations of modern cosmology provides an accessible, thorough and descriptive introduction to the physical basis for modern cosmological theory, from the big bang to a distant future dominated by dark energy. This second edition includes the latest observational results and provides the detailed background material necessary to understand their implications, with a focus on the specific model supported by these observations, the concordance model. Consistent with the book's title, emphasis is given to the scientific framework for cosmology, particularly the basics concepts of physics that underlie modern theories of relativity and cosmology; the importance of data and observations is stressed throughout. The book sketches the historical background of cosmology, and provides a review of the relevant basic physics and astronomy. After this introduction, both special and general relativity are treated, before proceeding to an in-depth discussion of the big bang theory and physics of the early universe. The book includes current research areas, including dark matter and structure formation, dark energy, the inflationary universe, and quantum cosmology. The authors' website (http://www.astro.virginia.edu/~jh8h/Foundations) offers a wealth of supplemental information, including questions and answers, references to other sources, and updates on the latest discoveries.

  11. Cosmological phase transitions

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    Kolb, E.W. |

    1993-10-01

    If modern ideas about the role of spontaneous symmetry breaking in fundamental physics are correct, then the Universe should have undergone a series of phase transitions early in its history. The study of cosmological phase transitions has become an important aspect of early-Universe cosmology. In this lecture I review some very recent work on three aspects of phase transitions: the electroweak transition, texture, and axions.

  12. Emergence and expansion of cosmic space as due to M0-branes

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Setare, Mohammad Reza; Capozziello, Salvatore

    2015-12-01

    Recently, Padmanabhan (arXiv:1206.4916 [hep-th]) discussed that the difference between the number of degrees of freedom on the boundary surface and the number of degrees of freedom in a bulk region causes the accelerated expansion of the universe. The main question arising is: what is the origin of this inequality between the surface degrees of freedom and the bulk degrees of freedom? We answer this question in M-theory. In our model, first M0-branes are compactified on one circle and N D0-branes are created. Then N D0-branes join each other, grow, and form one D5-branes. Next, the D5-brane is compactified on two circles and our universe's D3-brane, two D1-branes and some extra energies are produced. After that, one of the D1-branes, which is closer to the universe's brane, gives its energy into it, and this leads to an increase in the difference between the numbers of degrees of freedom and the occurring inflation era. With the disappearance of this D1-brane, the number of degrees of freedom of boundary surface and bulk region become equal and inflation ends. At this stage, extra energies that are produced due to the compactification cause an expansion of the universe and deceleration epoch. Finally, another D1-brane dissolves in our universe's brane, leads to an inequality between degrees of freedom, and there occurs a new phase of acceleration.

  13. Cosmological Models and Stability

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    Andersson, Lars

    Principles in the form of heuristic guidelines or generally accepted dogma play an important role in the development of physical theories. In particular, philosophical considerations and principles figure prominently in the work of Albert Einstein. As mentioned in the talk by Jiří Bičák at this conference, Einstein formulated the equivalence principle, an essential step on the road to general relativity, during his time in Prague 1911-1912. In this talk, I would like to discuss some aspects of cosmological models. As cosmology is an area of physics where "principles" such as the "cosmological principle" or the "Copernican principle" play a prominent role in motivating the class of models which form part of the current standard model, I will start by comparing the role of the equivalence principle to that of the principles used in cosmology. I will then briefly describe the standard model of cosmology to give a perspective on some mathematical problems and conjectures on cosmological models, which are discussed in the later part of this paper.

  14. Emergent cosmology revisited

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    Bag, Satadru; Sahni, Varun; Shtanov, Yuri; Unnikrishnan, Sanil E-mail: varun@iucaa.ernet.in E-mail: sanil@lnmiit.ac.in

    2014-07-01

    We explore the possibility of emergent cosmology using the effective potential formalism. We discover new models of emergent cosmology which satisfy the constraints posed by the cosmic microwave background (CMB). We demonstrate that, within the framework of modified gravity, the emergent scenario can arise in a universe which is spatially open/closed. By contrast, in general relativity (GR) emergent cosmology arises from a spatially closed past-eternal Einstein Static Universe (ESU). In GR the ESU is unstable, which creates fine tuning problems for emergent cosmology. However, modified gravity models including Braneworld models, Loop Quantum Cosmology (LQC) and Asymptotically Free Gravity result in a stable ESU. Consequently, in these models emergent cosmology arises from a larger class of initial conditions including those in which the universe eternally oscillates about the ESU fixed point. We demonstrate that such an oscillating universe is necessarily accompanied by graviton production. For a large region in parameter space graviton production is enhanced through a parametric resonance, casting serious doubts as to whether this emergent scenario can be past-eternal.

  15. Building cosmological frozen stars

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    Kastor, David; Traschen, Jennie

    2017-02-01

    Janis-Newman-Winicour (JNW) solutions generalize Schwarzschild to include a massless scalar field. While they share the familiar infinite redshift feature of Schwarzschild, they suffer from the presence of naked singularities. Cosmological versions of JNW spacetimes were discovered some years ago, in the most general case, by Fonarev. Fonarev solutions are also plagued by naked singularities, but have the virtue, unlike e.g. Schwarzschild-deSitter, of being dynamical. Given that exact dynamical cosmological black hole solutions are scarce, Fonarev solutions merit further study. We show how Fonarev solutions can be obtained via generalized dimensional reduction from simpler static vacuum solutions. These results may lead towards constructions of actual dynamical cosmological black holes. In particular, we note that cosmological versions of extremal charged dilaton black holes are known. JNW spacetimes represent a different limiting case of the family of charged dilaton black holes, which have been important in the context of string theory, and better understanding their cosmological versions of JNW spacetimes thus provides a second data point towards finding cosmological versions of the entire family.

  16. New observational limits on dark radiation in braneworld cosmology

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    Sasankan, Nishanth; Gangopadhyay, Mayukh Raj; Mathews, Grant J.; Kusakabe, Motohiko

    2017-04-01

    A dark radiation term arises as a correction to the energy-momentum tensor in the simplest five-dimensional RS-II brane-world cosmology. In this paper we revisit the constraints on dark radiation based upon the newest results for light element nuclear reaction rates, observed light element abundances, and the power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Adding dark radiation during big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) alters the Friedmann expansion rate, causing the nuclear reactions to freeze out at a different temperature. This changes the final light element abundances at the end of BBN. Its main influence on the CMB is to change the effective expansion rate at the surface of last scattering. We find that our adopted BBN constraints reduce the allowed range for dark radiation to between -12.1 % and +6.2 % of the ambient background energy density. Combining this result with fits to the CMB power spectrum, the range decreases to -6.0 % to +6.2 %. Thus, we find, that the ratio of brane-world dark radiation to the background total relativistic mass energy density ρDR/ρ (fixed at 10 MeV) is consistent with zero, although in the BBN analysis there could be a slight preference for a negative contribution. However, the BBN constraint depends strongly upon the adopted primordial helium abundance.

  17. BOOK REVIEW: Observational Cosmology Observational Cosmology

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    Howell, Dale Andrew

    2013-04-01

    Observational Cosmology by Stephen Serjeant fills a niche that was underserved in the textbook market: an up-to-date, thorough cosmology textbook focused on observations, aimed at advanced undergraduates. Not everything about the book is perfect - some subjects get short shrift, in some cases jargon dominates, and there are too few exercises. Still, on the whole, the book is a welcome addition. For decades, the classic textbooks of cosmology have focused on theory. But for every Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect there is a Butcher-Oemler effect; there are as many cosmological phenomena established by observations, and only explained later by theory, as there were predicted by theory and confirmed by observations. In fact, in the last decade, there has been an explosion of new cosmological findings driven by observations. Some are so new that you won't find them mentioned in books just a few years old. So it is not just refreshing to see a book that reflects the new realities of cosmology, it is vital, if students are to truly stay up on a field that has widened in scope considerably. Observational Cosmology is filled with full-color images, and graphs from the latest experiments. How exciting it is that we live in an era where satellites and large experiments have gathered so much data to reveal astounding details about the origin of the universe and its evolution. To have all the latest data gathered together and explained in one book will be a revelation to students. In fact, at times it was to me. I've picked up modern cosmological knowledge through a patchwork of reading papers, going to colloquia, and serving on grant and telescope allocation panels. To go back and see them explained from square one, and summarized succinctly, filled in quite a few gaps in my own knowledge and corrected a few misconceptions I'd acquired along the way. To make room for all these graphs and observational details, a few things had to be left out. For one, there are few derivations

  18. A unified description of particles, strings and branes in Clifford spaces and p-brane/polyparticle duality

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    Castro, Carlos

    2016-10-01

    It is described how the Extended Relativity Theory in C-spaces (Clifford spaces) allows a unified formulation of point particles, strings, membranes and p-branes, moving in ordinary target spacetime backgrounds, within the description of a single polyparticle moving in C-spaces. The degrees of freedom of the latter are provided by Clifford polyvector-valued coordinates (antisymmetric tensorial coordinates). A correspondence between the p-brane (p-loop) “Schrödinger-like” equations of Ansoldi-Aurilia-Spallucci and the polyparticle wave equation in C-spaces is found via the polyparticle/p-brane correspondence. This correspondence might provide another unexplored avenue to quantize p-branes (a notoriously difficult and unsolved problem) from the more straightforward quantization of the polyparticle in C-spaces, even in the presence of external interactions. We conclude with comments about the compositeness nature of the polyvector-valued coordinate operators in terms of ordinary p-brane coordinates via the evaluation of n-ary commutators.

  19. Aspects of string dualities: Orientifolds, F-theory and super D-branes and the M5-brane

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    Park, Jaemo

    We probe string dualities by using the orientifold and F- theory, and by investigating world volume actions of super D-branes and super M-branes. We first study orientifolds in various dimensions. We construct orientifolds dual to M-theory compactified on the Klein bottle and on the Mobius band, respectively. Six-dimensional orientifolds with N = 1 supersymmetry are constructed. They have multiple tensor multiplets, which cannot be obtained by the conventional Calabi-Yau compactifications. We find F-theory duals for some of these models, thereby making manifest the phase transitions involving the tensionless strings these models can have. We construct orientifold and F-theory duals of the heterotic string models constructed by Chaudhuri, Hockney and Lykken (CHL) and study N = 2 supersymmetric F-theory vacua in six dimensions. Next, we construct the supersymmetric world volume action of the M-theory 5-brane in a flat eleven-dimensional background. Finally, dual D-brane actions are obtained by carrying out a duality transformation of the world volume gauge field of the D-brane and their properties are studied.

  20. On D-brane -anti D-brane effective actions and their all order bulk singularity structures

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    Hatefi, Ehsan

    2016-04-01

    All four point functions of brane anti brane system including their correct all order α' corrections have been addressed. All five point functions of one closed string Ramond-Ramond (RR), two real tachyons and either one gauge field or the scalar field in both symmetric and asymmetric pictures have also been explored. The entire analysis of is carried out. Not only does it fix the vertex operator of RR in asymmetric picture and in higher point functions of string theory amplitudes but also it confirms the fact that there is no issue of picture dependence of the mixed closed RR, gauge fields, tachyons and fermion fields in all symmetric or anti symmetric ones. We compute S-matrix in the presence of a transverse scalar field, two real tachyons and that reveals two different kinds of bulk singularity structures, involving an infinite number of u-channel gauge field and (u+s'+t')-channel scalar bulk poles. In order to produce all those bulk singularity structures, we define various couplings at the level of the effective field theory that involve the mixing term of Chern-Simons coupling (with C-potential field) and a covariant derivative of the scalar field that comes from the pull-back of brane. Eventually we explore their all order α' corrections in the presence of brane anti brane system where various remarks will be also pointed out.

  1. Dynamic SU(2) structure from seven-branes

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    Heidenreich, Ben; McAllister, Liam; Torroba, Gonzalo; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2010-12-16

    We obtain a family of supersymmetric solutions of type IIB supergravity with dynamic SU(2) structure, which describe the local geometry near a stack of four D7-branes and one O7-plane wrapping a rigid four-cycle. The deformation to a generalized complex geometry is interpreted as a consequence of nonperturbative effects in the seven-brane gauge theory. We formulate the problem for seven-branes wrapping the base of an appropriate del Pezzo cone, and in the near-stack limit in which the four-cycle is flat, we obtain an exact solution in closed form. Our solutions serve to characterize the local geometry of nonperturbatively-stabilized flux compactifications.

  2. Microscopic entropy of nondilatonic branes: A 2D approach

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    Cadoni, Mariano; Serra, Nicola

    2004-12-01

    We investigate nondilatonic p-branes in the near-extremal, near-horizon regime. A two-dimensional gravity model, obtained from dimensional reduction, gives an effective description of the brane. We show that the AdSp+2/CFTp+1 correspondence at finite temperature admits an effective description in terms of a AdS2/CFT1 duality endowed with a scalar field, which breaks the conformal symmetry and generates a nonvanishing central charge. The entropy of the CFT1 is computed using Cardy formula. Fixing in a natural way a free, dimensionless, parameter introduced in the model by a renormalization procedure, we find exact agreement between the CFT1 entropy and the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy of the brane.

  3. The field theory of intersecting D3-branes

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    Mintun, Eric; Polchinski, Joseph; Sun, Sichun

    2015-08-01

    We examine the defect gauge theory on two perpendicular D3-branes with a 1+1 dimensional intersection, consisting of U(1) fields on the D3-branes and charged hypermultiplets on the intersection. We argue that this gauge theory must have a magnetically charged soliton corresponding to the D-string stretched between the branes. We show that the hypermultiplets actually source magnetic as well as electric fields. The magnetic charges are confined if the hypermultiplet action is canonical, but considerations of periodicity of the hypermultiplet space in string theory imply a nontrivial Gibbons-Hawking metric, and we show that there is then the expected magnetic kink solution. The hypermultiplet metric has a singularity, which we argue must be resolved by embedding in the full string theory. Another interesting feature is that the classical field equations have logarithmic divergences at the intersection, which lead to a classical renormalization group flow in the action.

  4. On relating multiple M2 and D2-branes

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    Gran, U.; Nilsson, B. E. W.; Petersson, C.

    2008-10-01

    Due to the difficulties of finding superconformal Lagrangian theories for multiple M2-branes, we will in this paper instead focus on the field equations. By relaxing the requirement of a Lagrangian formulation we can explore the possibility of having structure constants fABCD satisfying the fundamental identity but which are not totally antisymmetric. We exemplify this discussion by making use of an explicit choice of a non-antisymmetric fABCD constructed from the Lie algebra structure constants fabc of an arbitrary gauge group. Although this choice of fABCD does not admit an obvious Lagrangian description, it does reproduce the correct SYM theory for a stack of N D2-branes to leading order in gYM-1 upon reduction and, moreover, it sheds new light on the centre of mass coordinates for multiple M2-branes.

  5. Closed timelike curves in asymmetrically warped brane universes

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    Paes, Heinrich; Pakvasa, Sandip; Dent, James; Weiler, Thomas J.

    2009-08-15

    In asymmetrically-warped spacetimes different warp factors are assigned to space and to time. We discuss causality properties of these warped brane universes and argue that scenarios with two extra dimensions may allow for timelike curves which can be closed via paths in the extra-dimensional bulk. In particular, necessary and sufficient conditions on the metric for the existence of closed timelike curves are presented. We find a six-dimensional warped metric which satisfies the CTC conditions, and where the null, weak and dominant energy conditions are satisfied on the brane (although only the former remains satisfied in the bulk). Such scenarios are interesting, since they open the possibility of experimentally testing the chronology protection conjecture by manipulating on our brane initial conditions of gravitons or hypothetical gauge-singlet fermions (''sterile neutrinos'') which then propagate in the extra dimensions.

  6. D3-Brane Model Building and the Supertrace Rule.

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    Bena, Iosif; Graña, Mariana; Kuperstein, Stanislav; Ntokos, Praxitelis; Petrini, Michela

    2016-04-08

    A common way to obtain standard-model-like Lagrangians in string theory is to place D3-branes inside flux compactifications. The bosonic and fermionic masses and couplings of the resulting gauge theory are determined by the ten-dimensional metric and the fluxes, respectively, and the breaking of supersymmetry is soft. However, not any soft-supersymmetry-breaking Lagrangian can be obtained this way since the string theory equations of motion impose certain relations between the soft couplings. We show that for D3-branes in background fluxes, these relations imply that the sums of the squares of the boson and of the fermion masses are equal and that, furthermore, one- and two-loop quantum corrections do not spoil this equality. This makes the use of D3-branes for constructing computationally controllable models for physics beyond the standard model problematic.

  7. Non-Abelian Effects on D-Branes

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    Russo, Jorge G.

    2008-07-28

    We review different non-Abelian configurations of D-branes. We then extend the Myers dielectric effect to configurations with angular momentum. The resulting time-dependent N D0-brane bound states can be interpreted as describing rotating fuzzy ellipsoids. A similar solution exists also in the presence of a RR magnetic field, that we study in detail. We show that, for any finite N, above a certain critical angular momentum it is energetically more favorable for the bound state system to dissociate into an Abelian configuration of N D0-branes moving independently. We further study D-string configurations representing fuzzy funnels deformed by the magnetic field and by the rotational motion.

  8. Fluid/gravity correspondence and the CFM black brane solutions

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    Casadio, R.; Cavalcanti, R. T.; da Rocha, Roldão

    2016-10-01

    We consider the lower bound for the shear viscosity-to-entropy density ratio, obtained from the fluid/gravity correspondence, in order to constrain the post-Newtonian parameter of brane-world metrics. In particular, we analyse the Casadio-Fabbri-Mazzacurati (CFM) effective solutions for the gravity side of the correspondence and argue that including higher-order terms in the hydrodynamic expansion can lead to a full agreement with the experimental bounds, for the Eddington-Robertson-Schiff post-Newtonian parameter in the CFM metrics. This lends further support to the physical relevance of the viscosity-to-entropy ratio lower bound and fluid/gravity correspondence. Hence we show that CFM black branes are, effectively, Schwarzschild black branes.

  9. Lifshitz hydrodynamics from Lifshitz black branes with linear momentum

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    Hartong, Jelle; Obers, Niels A.; Sanchioni, Marco

    2016-10-01

    We construct a new class of 4-dimensional z = 2 Lifshitz black branes that have a non-zero linear momentum. These are solutions of an Einstein-Proca-dilaton model that can be obtained by Scherk-Schwarz circle reduction of AdS5 gravity coupled to a free real scalar field. The boundary of a bulk Lifshitz space-time is a Newton-Cartan geometry. We show that the fluid dual to the moving Lifshitz black brane leads to a novel form of Lifshitz hydrodynamics on a Newton-Cartan space-time. Since the linear momentum of the black brane cannot be obtained by a boost transformation the velocity of the fluid or rather, by boundary rotational invariance, its magnitude plays the role of a chemical potential. The conjugate dual variable is mass density. The Lifshitz perfect fluid can be thought of as arising from a Schrödinger perfect fluid with broken particle number symmetry.

  10. Charged rotating black holes on a 3-brane

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    Aliev, A.N.; Guemruekcueoglu, A.E.

    2005-05-15

    We study exact stationary and axisymmetric solutions describing charged rotating black holes localized on a 3-brane in the Randall-Sundrum braneworld. The charges of the black holes are considered to be of two types, the first being an induced tidal charge that appears as an imprint of nonlocal gravitational effects from the bulk space and the second is a usual electric charge arising due to a Maxwell field trapped on the brane. We assume a special ansatz for the metric on the brane taking it to be of the Kerr-Schild form and show that the Kerr-Newman solution of ordinary general relativity in which the electric charge is superseded by a tidal charge satisfies a closed system of the effective gravitational field equations on the brane. It turns out that the negative tidal charge may provide a mechanism for spinning up the black hole so that its rotation parameter exceeds its mass. This is not allowed in the framework of general relativity. We also find a new solution that represents a rotating black hole on the brane carrying both charges. We show that for a rapid enough rotation the combined influence of the rotational dynamics and the local bulk effects of the 'squared' energy-momentum tensor on the brane distort the horizon structure of the black hole in such a way that it can be thought of as composed of nonuniformly rotating null circles with growing radii from the equatorial plane to the poles. We finally study the geodesic motion of test particles in the equatorial plane of a rotating black hole with tidal charge. We show that the effects of negative tidal charge tend to increase the horizon radius, as well as the radii of the limiting photon orbit, the innermost bound and the innermost stable circular orbits for both direct and retrograde motions of the particles.

  11. D4 brane probes in gauge/gravity duality

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    Zhou Yang

    2009-03-15

    We propose a Dirac-Born-Infeld vertex brane+N{sub c} fundamental strings configuration for a probe baryon in the finite-temperature thermal gauge field via AdS/CFT correspondence. In particular, we investigate properties of this configuration in QCD{sub 4} and warped AdS{sub 6}xS{sup 4}. We find that, in the D4-D8 system, a holographic probe baryon can be described as N{sub c} fundamental strings connecting through a vertex D4 brane wrapped on S{sup 4}. In QCD{sub 4} background, a closed vertex can exist in a confined phase but cannot exist in a deconfined phase. In the low temperature region, the screening effect still exists in the confined phase like a meson, and the vertex D4 brane dominates the baryon mass. The lower energy state corresponds to the vertex brane closer to the radial cutoff position (r=r{sub c}), and the higher energy state corresponds to the vertex brane a little farther away from the cutoff position. The high energy limit of this configuration is just like the unclosed vertex brane configuration in a higher temperature deconfined phase. In warped AdS{sub 6}xS{sup 4} background, a closed vertex can exist in a deconfined phase and the vertex contains a spike, while fundamental strings are relatively short. The screening length should be defined through the distance between the top position of the vertex spike and the boundary.

  12. Comments on SUSY Inflation Models on the Brane

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    Lee, Lu-Yun; Cheung, Kingman; Lin, Chia-Min

    In this paper we consider a class of inflation models on the brane where the dominant part of the inflaton scalar potential does not depend on the inflaton field value during inflation. In particular, we consider supernatural inflation, its hilltop version, A-term inflation, and supersymmetric (SUSY) D- and F-term hybrid inflation on the brane. We show that the parameter space can be broadened, the inflation scale generally can be lowered, and still possible to have the spectral index ns = 0.96.

  13. Gravity and antigravity in a brane world with metastable gravitons

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    Gregory, R.; Rubakov, V. A.; Sibiryakov, S. M.

    2000-09-01

    In the framework of a five-dimensional three-brane model with quasi-localized gravitons we evaluate metric perturbations induced on the positive tension brane by matter residing thereon. We find that at intermediate distances, the effective four-dimensional theory coincides, up to small corrections, with General Relativity. This is in accord with Csaki, Erlich and Hollowood and in contrast to Dvali, Gabadadze and Porrati. We show, however, that at ultra-large distances this effective four-dimensional theory becomes dramatically different: conventional tensor gravity changes into scalar anti-gravity.

  14. Geometric K-Homology of Flat D-Branes

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    Reis, Rui M. G.; Szabo, Richard J.

    2006-08-01

    We use the Baum-Douglas construction of K-homology to explicitly describe various aspects of D-branes in Type II superstring theory in the absence of background supergravity form fields. We rigorously derive various stability criteria for states of D-branes and show how standard bound state constructions are naturally realized directly in terms of topological K-cycles. We formulate the mechanism of flux stabilization in terms of the K-homology of non-trivial fibre bundles. Along the way we derive a number of new mathematical results in topological K-homology of independent interest.

  15. BOOK REVIEW: Cosmology

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    Silk, Joseph

    2008-11-01

    The field of cosmology has been transformed since the glorious decades of the 1920's and 1930's when theory and observation converged to develop the current model of the expanding universe. It was a triumph of the theory of general relativity and astronomy. The first revolution came when the nuclear physicists entered the fray. This marked the debut of the hot big bang, in which the light elements were synthesized in the first three minutes. It was soon realised that elements like carbon and iron were synthesized in exploding stars. However helium, as well as deuterium and lithium, remain as George Gamow envisaged, the detritus of the big bang. The climax arrived with one of the most remarkable discoveries of the twentieth century, the cosmic microwave background radiation, in 1964. The fossil glow turned out to have the spectrum of an ideal black body. One could not imagine a stronger confirmation of the hot and dense origin of the universe. This discovery set the scene for the next major advance. It was now the turn of the particle physicists, who realized that the energies attained near the beginning of the universe, and unachievable in any conceivable terrestrial accelerator, provided a unique testing ground for theories of grand unification of the fundamental forces. This led Alan Guth and Andrei Linde in 1980 to propose the theory of inflation, which solved outstanding puzzles of the big bang. One could now understand why the universe is so large and homogeneous, and the origin of the seed fluctuations that gave rise to large-scale structure. A key prediction was that the universe should have Euclidean geometry, now verified to a precision of a few percent. Modern cosmology is firmly embedded in particle physics. It merits a text written by a particle physicist who can however appreciate the contributions of astronomy that provide the foundation and infrastructure for the theory of the expanding universe. There are now several such texts available. The most

  16. Inhomogeneous anisotropic cosmology

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    Kleban, Matthew; Senatore, Leonardo

    2016-10-01

    In homogeneous and isotropic Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology, the topology of the universe determines its ultimate fate. If the Weak Energy Condition is satisfied, open and flat universes must expand forever, while closed cosmologies can recollapse to a Big Crunch. A similar statement holds for homogeneous but anisotropic (Bianchi) universes. Here, we prove that arbitrarily inhomogeneous and anisotropic cosmologies with ``flat'' (including toroidal) and ``open'' (including compact hyperbolic) spatial topology that are initially expanding must continue to expand forever at least in some region at a rate bounded from below by a positive number, despite the presence of arbitrarily large density fluctuations and/or the formation of black holes. Because the set of 3-manifold topologies is countable, a single integer determines the ultimate fate of the universe, and, in a specific sense, most 3-manifolds are ``flat'' or ``open''. Our result has important implications for inflation: if there is a positive cosmological constant (or suitable inflationary potential) and initial conditions for the inflaton, cosmologies with ``flat'' or ``open'' topology must expand forever in some region at least as fast as de Sitter space, and are therefore very likely to begin inflationary expansion eventually, regardless of the scale of the inflationary energy or the spectrum and amplitude of initial inhomogeneities and gravitational waves. Our result is also significant for numerical general relativity, which often makes use of periodic (toroidal) boundary conditions.

  17. Cosmology and Particle Physics

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    Steigman, G.

    1982-01-01

    The cosmic connections between physics on the very largest and very smallest scales are reviewed with an emphasis on the symbiotic relation between elementary particle physics and cosmology. After a review of the early Universe as a cosmic accelerator, various cosmological and astrophysical constraints on models of particle physics are outlined. To illustrate this approach to particle physics via cosmology, reference is made to several areas of current research: baryon non-conservation and baryon asymmetry; free quarks, heavy hadrons and other exotic relics; primordial nucleosynthesis and neutrino masses. In the last few years we have witnessed the birth and growth to healthy adolescence of a new collaboration between astrophysicists and particle physicists. The most notable success of this cooperative effort has been to provide the framework for understanding, within the context of GUTs and the hot big-bang cosmology, the universal baryon asymmetry. The most exciting new predictions this effort has spawned are that exotic relics may exist in detectable abundances. In particular, we may live in a neutrino-dominated Universe. In the next few years, accummulating laboratory data (for example proton decay, neutrino masses and oscillations) coupled with theoritical work in particle physics and cosmology will ensure the growth to maturity of this joint effort.

  18. Inhomogeneous anisotropic cosmology

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    Kleban, Matthew; Senatore, Leonardo

    2016-10-12

    In homogeneous and isotropic Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology, the topology of the universe determines its ultimate fate. If the Weak Energy Condition is satisfied, open and flat universes must expand forever, while closed cosmologies can recollapse to a Big Crunch. A similar statement holds for homogeneous but anisotropic (Bianchi) universes. Here, we prove that arbitrarily inhomogeneous and anisotropic cosmologies with “flat” (including toroidal) and “open” (including compact hyperbolic) spatial topology that are initially expanding must continue to expand forever at least in some region at a rate bounded from below by a positive number, despite the presence of arbitrarily large density fluctuations and/or the formation of black holes. Because the set of 3-manifold topologies is countable, a single integer determines the ultimate fate of the universe, and, in a specific sense, most 3-manifolds are “flat” or “open”. Our result has important implications for inflation: if there is a positive cosmological constant (or suitable inflationary potential) and initial conditions for the inflaton, cosmologies with “flat” or “open” topology must expand forever in some region at least as fast as de Sitter space, and are therefore very likely to begin inflationary expansion eventually, regardless of the scale of the inflationary energy or the spectrum and amplitude of initial inhomogeneities and gravitational waves. Our result is also significant for numerical general relativity, which often makes use of periodic (toroidal) boundary conditions.

  19. Thermal tachyacoustic cosmology

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    Agarwal, Abhineet; Afshordi, Niayesh

    2014-08-01

    An intriguing possibility that can address pathologies in both early Universe cosmology (i.e. the horizon problem) and quantum gravity (i.e. nonrenormalizability), is that particles at very high energies and/or temperatures could propagate arbitrarily fast. A concrete realization of this possibility for the early Universe is the tachyacoustic (or speedy sound) cosmology, which could also produce a scale-invariant spectrum for scalar cosmological perturbations. Here, we study thermal tachyacoustic cosmology (TTC), i.e. this scenario with thermal initial conditions. We find that a phase transition in the early Universe, around the scale of the grand unified theory (GUT scale; T ˜1015 GeV), during which the speed of sound drops by 25 orders of magnitude within a Hubble time, can fit current CMB observations. We further discuss how production of primordial black holes constrains the cosmological acoustic history, while coupling TTC to Horava-Lifshitz gravity leads to a lower limit on the amplitude of tensor modes (r≳10-3), that are detectable by CMBpol (and might have already been seen by the BICEP-Keck Collaboration).

  20. Inhomogeneous anisotropic cosmology

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    Kleban, Matthew; Senatore, Leonardo

    2016-10-12

    In homogeneous and isotropic Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology, the topology of the universe determines its ultimate fate. If the Weak Energy Condition is satisfied, open and flat universes must expand forever, while closed cosmologies can recollapse to a Big Crunch. A similar statement holds for homogeneous but anisotropic (Bianchi) universes. Here in this paper, we prove that arbitrarily inhomogeneous and anisotropic cosmologies with "flat'' (including toroidal) and "open'' (including compact hyperbolic) spatial topology that are initially expanding must continue to expand forever at least in some region at a rate bounded from below by a positive number, despite the presence of arbitrarilymore » large density fluctuations and/or the formation of black holes. Because the set of 3-manifold topologies is countable, a single integer determines the ultimate fate of the universe, and, in a specific sense, most 3-manifolds are "flat" or "open". Our result has important implications for inflation: if there is a positive cosmological constant (or suitable inflationary potential) and initial conditions for the inflaton, cosmologies with "flat'' or "open" topology must expand forever in some region at least as fast as de Sitter space, and are therefore very likely to begin inflationary expansion eventually, regardless of the scale of the inflationary energy or the spectrum and amplitude of initial inhomogeneities and gravitational waves. Our result is also significant for numerical general relativity, which often makes use of periodic (toroidal) boundary conditions.« less

  1. Inhomogeneous anisotropic cosmology

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    Kleban, Matthew; Senatore, Leonardo

    2016-10-12

    In homogeneous and isotropic Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology, the topology of the universe determines its ultimate fate. If the Weak Energy Condition is satisfied, open and flat universes must expand forever, while closed cosmologies can recollapse to a Big Crunch. A similar statement holds for homogeneous but anisotropic (Bianchi) universes. Here in this paper, we prove that arbitrarily inhomogeneous and anisotropic cosmologies with "flat'' (including toroidal) and "open'' (including compact hyperbolic) spatial topology that are initially expanding must continue to expand forever at least in some region at a rate bounded from below by a positive number, despite the presence of arbitrarily large density fluctuations and/or the formation of black holes. Because the set of 3-manifold topologies is countable, a single integer determines the ultimate fate of the universe, and, in a specific sense, most 3-manifolds are "flat" or "open". Our result has important implications for inflation: if there is a positive cosmological constant (or suitable inflationary potential) and initial conditions for the inflaton, cosmologies with "flat'' or "open" topology must expand forever in some region at least as fast as de Sitter space, and are therefore very likely to begin inflationary expansion eventually, regardless of the scale of the inflationary energy or the spectrum and amplitude of initial inhomogeneities and gravitational waves. Our result is also significant for numerical general relativity, which often makes use of periodic (toroidal) boundary conditions.

  2. Physical Foundations of Cosmology

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    Mukhanov, Viatcheslav

    2005-11-01

    Inflationary cosmology has been developed over the last twenty years to remedy serious shortcomings in the standard hot big bang model of the universe. Taking an original approach, this textbook explains the basis of modern cosmology and shows where the theoretical results come from. The book is divided into two parts; the first deals with the homogeneous and isotropic model of the Universe, the second part discusses how inhomogeneities can explain its structure. Established material such as the inflation and quantum cosmological perturbation are presented in great detail, however the reader is brought to the frontiers of current cosmological research by the discussion of more speculative ideas. An ideal textbook for both advanced students of physics and astrophysics, all of the necessary background material is included in every chapter and no prior knowledge of general relativity and quantum field theory is assumed. Presents detailed derivations of all basic results needed in cosmology, including robust predictions of inflation Contains an analytical treatment of nucleosynthesis, recombination and CMB fluctuations Provides elementary introductions to more advanced topics

  3. Cosmology Solved? Quite Possibly!

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    Turner, Michael S.

    1999-03-01

    The discovery of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) in 1964 by Penzias and Wilson led to the establishment of the hot big bang cosmological model some 10 years later. Discoveries made in 1998 may ultimately have as profound an effect on our understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe. Taken at face value, they confirm the basic tenets of inflation + cold dark matter, a bold and expansive theory that addresses all the fundamental questions left unanswered by the hot big bang model and holds that the universe is flat, slowly moving elementary particles provide the cosmic infrastructure, and quantum fluctuations seeded all the structure seen in the universe today. Just as it took a decade to establish the hot big bang model after the discovery of the CMB, it will likely take another 10 years to establish the latest addition to the standard cosmology and make the answer to ``Cosmology solved?'' ``YES!'' Whether or not 1998 proves to be a cosmic milestone, the coming avalanche of high-quality cosmological data promises to make the next 20 years an extremely exciting period for cosmology.

  4. Toroidal p-branes, anharmonic oscillators and (hyper)elliptic solutions

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    Zheltukhin, A. A.

    2012-05-01

    Exact solvability of brane equations is studied, and a new U(1)×U(1)×⋯×U(1) invariant anzats for the solution of p-brane equations in D=(2p+1)-dimensional Minkowski space is proposed. The reduction of the p-brane Hamiltonian to the Hamiltonian of p-dimensional relativistic anharmonic oscillator with the monomial potential of the degree equal to 2 p is revealed. For the case of degenerate p-torus with equal radii it is shown that the p-brane equations are integrable and their solutions are expressed in terms of elliptic ( p=2) or hyperelliptic ( p>2) functions. The solution describes contracting p-brane with the contraction time depending on p and the brane energy density. The toroidal brane elasticity is found to break down linear Hooke law as it takes place for the anharmonic elasticity of smectic liquid crystals.

  5. Particle Accelerators Test Cosmological Theory.

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    Schramm, David N.; Steigman, Gary

    1988-01-01

    Discusses the symbiotic relationship of cosmology and elementary-particle physics. Presents a brief overview of particle physics. Explains how cosmological considerations set limits on the number of types of elementary particles. (RT)

  6. Particle Accelerators Test Cosmological Theory.

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    Schramm, David N.; Steigman, Gary

    1988-01-01

    Discusses the symbiotic relationship of cosmology and elementary-particle physics. Presents a brief overview of particle physics. Explains how cosmological considerations set limits on the number of types of elementary particles. (RT)

  7. Crack in the cosmological paradigm

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    Di Valentino, Eleonora

    2017-09-01

    A time-dependent dark energy component of the Universe may be able to explain tensions between local and primordial measurements of cosmological parameters, shaking current confidence in the concept of a cosmological constant.

  8. Cosmology and Ontology

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    Grujic, P. V.

    2008-10-01

    Cosmos poses unique problems to its investigations, both from the epistemological and ontological aspects. We analyze modern cosmology as science of the totality of the material reality, with emphasis on the physical content of the principal entities involved in describing the Universe as we perceive. In particular we examine the concept of creation and anihilation and argue that these notions, if relevant, are devoid of meaningful content. If applicable, the notion of evolution refers to transition from physical field entities towards inert matter components. We discuss the meaning of the existentional quantificator and show that the cosmology is essentially a historical science. Finally, we consider an interplay between the epistemological and phenomenological aspects, arguing that in cosmology it is the former one may rely on.

  9. General relativity and cosmology

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    Bucher, Martin; Ni, Wei-Tou

    2015-10-01

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s 1915 landmark paper “Die Feldgleichungen der Gravitation” in which the field equations of general relativity were correctly formulated for the first time, thus rendering general relativity a complete theory. Over the subsequent hundred years, physicists and astronomers have struggled with uncovering the consequences and applications of these equations. This paper, which was written as an introduction to six chapters dealing with the connection between general relativity and cosmology that will appear in the two-volume book One Hundred Years of General Relativity: From Genesis and Empirical Foundations to Gravitational Waves, Cosmology and Quantum Gravity, endeavors to provide a historical overview of the connection between general relativity and cosmology, two areas whose development has been closely intertwined.

  10. Elementary particles and cosmology

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    Dobrolyubov, M. I.; Ignatev, A. Yu.; Shaposhnikov, M. E.

    1988-12-01

    A series of lectures is devoted to actual problems which arise at the junction of elementary particle physics and cosmology. A brief review is given to the standard theory of hot universe and scenario of inflationary universe, modern state of the problem of baryon universe asymmetry and possible new mechanisms of this asymmetry formation. The possibility of construction of cosmological models on the basis of supersymmetric theories is considered: qualitative evaluation of the modern density of relic particles, cosmological restrictions for the mass of the lightest particle, astrophysical restrictions for the coupling constant of weakly interacting particles and matter are given. A perspective direction of search for light particles in light hadron decays is mentioned.

  11. Closed inhomogeneous string cosmologies

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    Feinstein, A.; Lazkoz, R.; Vazquez-Mozo, M.A.

    1997-10-01

    We present a general algorithm which permits us to construct solutions in string cosmology for heterotic and type-IIB superstrings in four dimensions. Using a chain of transformations applied in sequence{emdash}conformal, T duality, and SL(2,{bold R}) rotations, along with the usual generating techniques associated with Geroch transformations in Einstein frame{emdash}we obtain solutions with all relevant low-energy remnants of the string theory. To exemplify our algorithm we present an inhomogeneous string cosmology with S{sup 3} topology of spatial sections, discuss some properties of the solution, and point out some subtleties involved in the concept of homogeneity and isotropy in string cosmology. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  12. Disformal vectors and anisotropies on a warped brane\\protect Hulluilla on Halvat Huvit

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    Koivisto, Tomi S.; Urban, Federico R.

    2015-03-01

    The Maxwell action is conformally invariant and classically ignorant of conformally flat metrics. However, if the vector lives in a disformal metric—as it does if residing upon a moving brane—this is no longer true. The disformal coupling is then mediated by a Dirac-Born-Infeld scalar field. Here a systematic dynamical system analysis is developed for anisotropic Bianchi I cosmology with a massive disformally coupled vector field. Several new fixed points are found, including anisotropic scaling solutions. The formalism here presented can be conveniently applied to general scenarios with or without extra dimensional motivations. This is illustrated here by performing a complete analysis with the assumption that both the potentials and the warp factor for the brane are (nearly) exponential. In that case, the anisotropic fixed points are either not attractors, do not describe accelerating expansion or else they feature too large anisotropies to be compatible with observations. Nonetheless, viable classes of models exist where isotropy is retained due to rapid oscillations of the vector field, thus providing a possible realisation of disformally interacting massive dark matter.

  13. Newtonian and relativistic cosmologies

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    Green, Stephen R.; Wald, Robert M.

    2012-03-01

    Cosmological N-body simulations are now being performed using Newtonian gravity on scales larger than the Hubble radius. It is well known that a uniformly expanding, homogeneous ball of dust in Newtonian gravity satisfies the same equations as arise in relativistic Friedmann-Lemaître-Robinson-Walker cosmology, and it also is known that a correspondence between Newtonian and relativistic dust cosmologies continues to hold in linearized perturbation theory in the marginally bound/spatially flat case. Nevertheless, it is far from obvious that Newtonian gravity can provide a good global description of an inhomogeneous cosmology when there is significant nonlinear dynamical behavior at small scales. We investigate this issue in the light of a perturbative framework that we have recently developed [S. R. Green and R. M. Wald, Phys. Rev. DPRVDAQ1550-7998 83, 084020 (2011).10.1103/PhysRevD.83.084020], which allows for such nonlinearity at small scales. We propose a relatively straightforward dictionary—which is exact at the linearized level—that maps Newtonian dust cosmologies into general relativistic dust cosmologies, and we use our “ordering scheme” to determine the degree to which the resulting metric and matter distribution solve Einstein’s equation. We find that, within our ordering scheme, Einstein’s equation fails to hold at “order 1” at small scales and at “order ɛ” at large scales. We then find the additional corrections to the metric and matter distribution needed to satisfy Einstein’s equation to these orders. While these corrections are of some interest in their own right, our main purpose in calculating them is that their smallness should provide a criterion for the validity of the original dictionary (as well as simplified versions of this dictionary). We expect that, in realistic Newtonian cosmologies, these additional corrections will be very small; if so, this should provide strong justification for the use of Newtonian simulations

  14. Nonlinear backreaction in cosmology

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    Green, Stephen Roland

    This thesis, based on two papers by Green and Wald, investigates the problem of nonlinear backreaction in cosmology. We first analyze the problem in a general context by developing a new, mathematically precise framework for treating the effects of nonlinear phenomena occurring on small scales in general relativity. Our framework requires the metric to be close to a background metric (not necessarily a cosmological metric), but allows arbitrarily large stress-energy fluctuations on small scales. We prove that, within our framework, if the matter stress-energy tensor satisfies the weak energy condition (i.e., positivity of energy density in all frames), then the only effect that small-scale inhomogeneities can have on the background metric is to provide an effective stress-energy tensor that is traceless and satisfies the weak energy condition itself—corresponding to the presence of gravitational radiation. In particular, nonlinear effects produced by small-scale inhomogeneities cannot mimic the effects of dark energy. We also develop perturbation theory off of the background metric. We derive an equation for the long-wavelength part of the leading order deviation of the metric from the background metric, which contains the usual terms occurring in linearized perturbation theory plus additional contributions from the small-scale inhomogeneities. Next, we apply our framework to the cosmological context, specializing our background metric to be of the Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker form. We demonstrate that, in the case of dust matter, a cosmological constant, and vanishing spatial curvature (i.e., our universe today), Newtonian gravity alone provides a good global description of an inhomogeneous general relativistic cosmology, even when there is significant nonlinear dynamical behavior at small scales. Namely, we find a relatively straightforward dictionary—which is exact at the linearized level—that maps Newtonian dust cosmologies into

  15. Planck 2015 Cosmological results

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    Tristram, Matthieu

    2015-08-01

    On behalf of the Planck collaboration, I will present the cosmological results from the 2015 release. The new release now include polarization data from both the LFI and the HFI.I will focus on the impact of the polarization on both the standard LCDM model and its basic extensions. I will compare these constraints with other cosmological probes such as BAO, gravitational lensing and redshift space distortions.LCDM is still a very good fit of the Planck CMB data. The scalar fluctuations are consistent with adiabatic modes.

  16. Midisuperspace supersymmetric quantum cosmology

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    Macias, Alfredo; Camacho, Abel; Kunz, Jutta; Laemmerzahl, Claus

    2008-03-15

    We investigate the canonical quantization in the framework of N=1 simple supergravity for the case of a very simple gravitational midisuperspace described by Gowdy T{sup 3} cosmological models. We consider supersymmetric quantum cosmology in the mentioned midisuperspace, where a matrix representation for the gravitino covector-spinor is used. The full Lorentz constraint and its implications for the wave function of the Universe are analyzed in detail. We found that there are indeed physical states in the midisuperspace sector of the theory in contrast to the case of minisuperspace where there exist no physical states.

  17. Information entropy in cosmology.

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    Hosoya, Akio; Buchert, Thomas; Morita, Masaaki

    2004-04-09

    The effective evolution of an inhomogeneous cosmological model may be described in terms of spatially averaged variables. We point out that in this context, quite naturally, a measure arises which is identical to a fluid model of the Kullback-Leibler relative information entropy, expressing the distinguishability of the local inhomogeneous mass density field from its spatial average on arbitrary compact domains. We discuss the time evolution of "effective information" and explore some implications. We conjecture that the information content of the Universe-measured by relative information entropy of a cosmological model containing dust matter-is increasing.

  18. Cosmology with varying constants.

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    Martins, Carlos J A P

    2002-12-15

    The idea of possible time or space variations of the 'fundamental' constants of nature, although not new, is only now beginning to be actively considered by large numbers of researchers in the particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics communities. This revival is mostly due to the claims of possible detection of such variations, in various different contexts and by several groups. I present the current theoretical motivations and expectations for such variations, review the current observational status and discuss the impact of a possible confirmation of these results in our views of cosmology and physics as a whole.

  19. Nonlinear electrodynamics and thermodynamic geometry of rotating dilaton black branes

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    Sheykhi, A.; Naeimipour, F.; Zebarjad, S. M.

    2016-07-01

    We construct a new class of rotating dilaton solutions in the presence of logarithmic nonlinear electrodynamics. These solutions represent black branes with flat horizon and contain k=[(n-1)/2] rotation parameters in n-dimensional spacetime where [ x] is the integer part of x. We study the causal structure of the spacetime and calculate thermodynamic and conserved quantities and show that these quantities satisfy the first law of thermodynamics on the black brane horizon, { dM}={ TdS}+{{{sum _{i=1}k}}}Ω id{J}i+{ Ud}{Q}. Then, we study geometrical approach towards thermodynamics by choosing an appropriate geometrical metric. We show that the singularity of the Ricci scalar coincides exactly with the phase transition points. We observe that our system encounters two types of phase transitions depending on the metric parameters. For the first one the heat capacity is zero and for the second one the heat capacity diverges. In the first kind of phase transition, the brane has a transition from an unstable non-physical to a stable physical state. In the second type of phase transition the brane moves from a stable to an unstable state. Finally, we comment on the dynamical stability of the obtained solutions under perturbations in four dimensions.

  20. Mass gap for gravity localized on Weyl thick branes

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    Barbosa-Cendejas, N.; Santos, M. A. Reyes; Herrera-Aguilar, A.; Schubert, C.

    2008-06-15

    We consider thick brane configurations in a pure geometric Weyl integrable 5D space-time, a non-Riemannian generalization of Kaluza-Klein (KK) theory involving a geometric scalar field. Thus, the 5D theory describes gravity coupled to a self-interacting scalar field which gives rise to the structure of the thick branes. We continue the study of the properties of a previously found family of solutions which is smooth at the position of the brane but involves naked singularities in the fifth dimension. Analyzing their graviton spectrum, we find that a particularly interesting situation arises for a special case in which the 4D graviton is separated from the KK gravitons by a mass gap. The corresponding effective Schroedinger equation has a modified Poeschl-Teller potential and can be solved exactly. Apart from the massless 4D graviton, it contains one massive KK bound state, and the continuum spectrum of delocalized KK modes. We also discuss the mass hierarchy problem, and explicitly compute the corrections to Newton's law in the thin brane limit.

  1. Brane models with a Ricci-coupled scalar field

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    Bogdanos, C.; Dimitriadis, A.; Tamvakis, K.

    2006-08-15

    We consider the problem of a scalar field, nonminimally coupled to gravity through a -{xi}{phi}{sup 2}R term, in the presence of a brane. Exact solutions, for a wide range of values of the coupling parameter {xi}, for both {phi}-dependent and {phi}-independent brane tension, are derived and their behavior is studied. In the case of a Randall-Sundrum geometry, a class of the resulting scalar field solutions exhibits a folded-kink profile. We go beyond the Randall-Sundrum geometry studying general warp factor solutions in the presence of a kink scalar. Analytic and numerical results are provided for the case of a brane or for smooth geometries, where the scalar field acts as a thick brane. It is shown that finite geometries with warp factors that asymptotically decrease exponentially are realizable for a wide range of parameter values. We also study graviton localization in our setup and find that the localizing potential for gravitons with the characteristic volcanolike profile develops a local maximum located at the origin for high values of the coupling {xi}.

  2. Stability of Dark Energy Models on the Brane Universes

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    Saadat, Hassan

    2013-08-01

    In this paper the equation of state formalism for the dark energy models on the brane considered and stability of theory investigated. We consider four different cases of the Little Rip, Asymptotic de Sitter, Asymptotic breakdown, and Big Freeze singularity models and find that the only stable model is Asymptotic de Sitter case. In other cases we get negative value of squared sound speed.

  3. D-branes and orientifolds in Calabi-Yau compactifications

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    Garcia-Raboso, Alberto

    We explore the dynamics of nonsupersymmetric D-brane configurations on Calabi-Yau orientifolds with fluxes. We show that supergravity D-terms capture supersymmetry breaking effects predicted by more abstract pi-stability considerations. We also investigate the vacuum structure of such configurations in the presence of fluxes. Based on the shape of the potential, we argue that metastable nonsupersymmetric vacua can be in principle obtained by tuning the values of fluxes. We also develop computational tools for the tree-level superpotential of B-branes in Calabi-Yau orientifolds. Our method is based on a systematic implementation of the orientifold projection in the geometric approach of Aspinwall and Katz. In the process we lay down some ground rules for orientifold projections in the derived category. This dissertation is based on the following articles published in peer-reviewed journals: (1) D.-E. Diaconescu, A. Garcia-Raboso and K. Sinha, A D-brane landscape on Calabi-Yau manifolds, JHEP 0606, 058 (2006), hep-th/0602138. (2) D.-E. Diaconescu, A. Garcia-Raboso, R. L. Karp and K. Sinha, D-brane superpotentials in Calabi-Yau orientifolds, Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 11, 471 (2007), hep-th/0606180.

  4. Marginal fluctuations as instantons on M2/D2-branes

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    Naghdi, M.

    2014-03-01

    We introduce some (anti-) M/D-branes through turning on the corresponding field strengths of the 11- and 10-dimensional supergravity theories over spaces, where we use and for the internal spaces. Indeed, when we add M2/D2-branes on the same directions with the near horizon branes of the Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena model, all symmetries and supersymmetries are preserved trivially. In this case, we obtain a localized object just in the horizon. This normalizable bulk massless scalar mode is a singlet of and , and it agrees with a marginal boundary operator of the conformal dimension of . However, after performing a special conformal transformation, we see that the solution is localized in the Euclideanized space and is attributable to the included anti-M2/D2-branes, which are also necessary to ensure that there is no back-reaction. The resultant theory now breaks all supersymmetries to , while the other symmetries are so preserved. The dual boundary operator is then set up from the skew-whiffing of the representations and for the supercharges and scalars, respectively, while the fermions remain fixed in of the original theory. Besides, we also address another alternate bulk to boundary matching procedure through turning on one of the gauge fields of the full gauge group along the same lines with a similar situation to the one faced in the AdS/CFT correspondence. The latter approach covers the difficulty already faced with in the bulk-boundary matching procedure for as well.

  5. Minimal left-right symmetric intersecting D-brane model

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    Anchordoqui, Luis A.; Antoniadis, Ignatios; Goldberg, Haim; Huang, Xing; Lüst, Dieter; Taylor, Tomasz R.

    2017-01-01

    We investigate left-right symmetric extensions of the standard model based on open strings ending on D-branes, with gauge bosons due to strings attached to stacks of D-branes and chiral matter due to strings stretching between intersecting D-branes. The left-handed and right-handed fermions transform as doublets under S p (1 )L and S p (1 )R, and so their masses must be generated by the introduction of Higgs fields in a bifundamental (2 ,2 ) representation under the two S p (1 ) gauge groups. For such D-brane configurations the left-right symmetry must be broken by Higgs fields in the doublet representation of S p (1 )R and therefore Majorana mass terms are suppressed by some higher physics scale. The left-handed and right-handed neutrinos pair up to form Dirac fermions which control the decay widths of the right-handed W' boson to yield comparable branching fractions into dilepton and dijet channels. Using the most recent searches at LHC13 Run II with 2016 data we constrain the (gR,mW') parameter space. Our analysis indicates that independent of the coupling strength gR, gauge bosons with masses mW'≳3.5 TeV are not ruled out. As the LHC is just beginning to probe the TeV scale, significant room for W' discovery remains.

  6. Laniakea in a Cosmological Context

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    Hernandez-Charpak, S. D.; Forero-Romero, J. E.

    2017-07-01

    Laniakea, our local supercluster, was defined by recent observationa of the local cosmic flow. In this work we present a study on large cosmological N-body simulations aimed at establishing the significance of Laniakea in a cosmological context. We find that superclusters similar in size and structure to Laniakea are relatively uncommon on a broader cosmological context.

  7. An ancient revisits cosmology.

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    Greenstein, J L

    1993-01-01

    In this after-dinner speech, a somewhat light-hearted attempt is made to view the observational side of physical cosmology as a subdiscipline of astrophysics, still in an early stage of sophistication and in need of more theoretical understanding. The theoretical side of cosmology, in contrast, has its deep base in general relativity. A major result of observational cosmology is that an expansion of the Universe arose from a singularity some 15 billion years ago. This has had an enormous impact on the public's view of both astronomy and theology. It places on cosmologists an extra responsibility for clear thinking and interpretation. Recently, gravitational physics caused another crisis from an unexpected observational result that nonbaryonic matter appears to dominate. Will obtaining information about this massive nonbaryonic component require that astronomers cease to rely on measurement of photons? But 40 years ago after radio astronomical techniques uncovered the high-energy universe, we happily introduced new subfields, with techniques from physics and engineering still tied to photon detection. Another historical example shows how a subfield of cosmology, big bang nucleosynthesis, grew in complexity from its spectroscopic astrophysics beginning 40 years ago. Determination of primordial abundances of lighter nuclei does illuminate conditions in the Big Bang, but the observational results faced and overcame many hurdles on the way. PMID:11607403

  8. Nuclear physics and cosmology

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    Coc, Alain

    2014-05-09

    There are important aspects of Cosmology, the scientific study of the large scale properties of the universe as a whole, for which nuclear physics can provide insights. Here, we will focus on Standard Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis and we refer to the previous edition of the School [1] for the aspects concerning the variations of constants in nuclear cosmo-physics.

  9. An ancient revisits cosmology.

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    Greenstein, J L

    1993-06-01

    In this after-dinner speech, a somewhat light-hearted attempt is made to view the observational side of physical cosmology as a subdiscipline of astrophysics, still in an early stage of sophistication and in need of more theoretical understanding. The theoretical side of cosmology, in contrast, has its deep base in general relativity. A major result of observational cosmology is that an expansion of the Universe arose from a singularity some 15 billion years ago. This has had an enormous impact on the public's view of both astronomy and theology. It places on cosmologists an extra responsibility for clear thinking and interpretation. Recently, gravitational physics caused another crisis from an unexpected observational result that nonbaryonic matter appears to dominate. Will obtaining information about this massive nonbaryonic component require that astronomers cease to rely on measurement of photons? But 40 years ago after radio astronomical techniques uncovered the high-energy universe, we happily introduced new subfields, with techniques from physics and engineering still tied to photon detection. Another historical example shows how a subfield of cosmology, big bang nucleosynthesis, grew in complexity from its spectroscopic astrophysics beginning 40 years ago. Determination of primordial abundances of lighter nuclei does illuminate conditions in the Big Bang, but the observational results faced and overcame many hurdles on the way.

  10. Consistency relation in cosmology

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    Chiba, Takeshi; Takahashi, Ryuichi

    2007-05-15

    We provide a consistency relation between cosmological observables in general relativity without relying on the equation of state of dark energy. The consistency relation should be satisfied if general relativity is the correct theory of gravity and dark energy clustering is negligible. As an extension, we also provide the DGP counterpart of the relation.

  11. Cosmology and the Bispectrum

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    Sefusatti, Emiliano; Crocce, Martin; Pueblas, Sebastian; Scoccimarro, Roman; /CCPP, New York

    2006-04-01

    The present spatial distribution of galaxies in the Universe is non-Gaussian, with 40% skewness in 50 h{sup -1} Mpc spheres, and remarkably little is known about the information encoded in it about cosmological parameters beyond the power spectrum. In this work they present an attempt to bridge this gap by studying the bispectrum, paying particular attention to a joint analysis with the power spectrum and their combination with CMB data. They address the covariance properties of the power spectrum and bispectrum including the effects of beat coupling that lead to interesting cross-correlations, and discuss how baryon acoustic oscillations break degeneracies. They show that the bispectrum has significant information on cosmological parameters well beyond its power in constraining galaxy bias, and when combined with the power spectrum is more complementary than combining power spectra of different samples of galaxies, since non-Gaussianity provides a somewhat different direction in parameter space. In the framework of flat cosmological models they show that most of the improvement of adding bispectrum information corresponds to parameters related to the amplitude and effective spectral index of perturbations, which can be improved by almost a factor of two. Moreover, they demonstrate that the expected statistical uncertainties in {sigma}s of a few percent are robust to relaxing the dark energy beyond a cosmological constant.

  12. Quantifying concordance in cosmology

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    Seehars, Sebastian; Grandis, Sebastian; Amara, Adam; Refregier, Alexandre

    2016-05-01

    Quantifying the concordance between different cosmological experiments is important for testing the validity of theoretical models and systematics in the observations. In earlier work, we thus proposed the Surprise, a concordance measure derived from the relative entropy between posterior distributions. We revisit the properties of the Surprise and describe how it provides a general, versatile, and robust measure for the agreement between data sets. We also compare it to other measures of concordance that have been proposed for cosmology. As an application, we extend our earlier analysis and use the Surprise to quantify the agreement between WMAP 9, Planck 13, and Planck 15 constraints on the Λ CDM model. Using a principle component analysis in parameter space, we find that the large Surprise between WMAP 9 and Planck 13 (S =17.6 bits, implying a deviation from consistency at 99.8% confidence) is due to a shift along a direction that is dominated by the amplitude of the power spectrum. The Planck 15 constraints deviate from the Planck 13 results (S =56.3 bits), primarily due to a shift in the same direction. The Surprise between WMAP and Planck consequently disappears when moving to Planck 15 (S =-5.1 bits). This means that, unlike Planck 13, Planck 15 is not in tension with WMAP 9. These results illustrate the advantages of the relative entropy and the Surprise for quantifying the disagreement between cosmological experiments and more generally as an information metric for cosmology.

  13. Relativistic cosmology. Proceedings.

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    Sasaki, M.

    The symposium was intended to present in-depth reviews of the problems and prospects of present-day cosmology. The topics covered were the inflationary universe, the large scale structure of the universe, gravitational lenses, black hole physics, numerical relativity, gravitational waves and related subjects.

  14. Culture and Children's Cosmology

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    Siegal, Michael; Butterworth, George; Newcombe, Peter A.

    2004-01-01

    In this investigation, we examined children's knowledge of cosmology in relation to the shape of the earth and the day-night cycle. Using explicit questioning involving a choice of alternative answers and 3D models, we carried out a comparison of children aged 4-9 years living in Australia and England. Though Australia and England have a close…

  15. Gravitational lensing in cosmology

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    Futamase, Toshifumi

    2015-02-01

    Gravitational lensing is a unique and direct probe of mass in the universe. It depends only on the law of gravity and does not depend on the dynamical state nor the composition of matter. Thus, it is used to study the distribution of the dark matter in the lensing object. Combined with the traditional observations such as optical and X-ray, it gives us useful informations of the structure formation in the universe. The lensing observables depend also on the global geometry as well as large scale structure of the universe. Therefore it is possible to withdraw useful constraints on the cosmological parameters once the distribution of lensing mass is accurately known. Since the first discovery of the lensing event by a galaxy in 1979, various kinds of lensing phenomena caused by star, galaxy, cluster of galaxies and large scale structure have been observed and are used to study mass distribution in various scales and cosmology. Thus, the gravitational lensing is now regarded as an indispensable research field in the observational cosmology. In this paper, we give an instructive introduction to gravitational lensing and its applications to cosmology.

  16. Culture and Children's Cosmology

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    Siegal, Michael; Butterworth, George; Newcombe, Peter A.

    2004-01-01

    In this investigation, we examined children's knowledge of cosmology in relation to the shape of the earth and the day-night cycle. Using explicit questioning involving a choice of alternative answers and 3D models, we carried out a comparison of children aged 4-9 years living in Australia and England. Though Australia and England have a close…

  17. Projective relativity, cosmology and gravitation

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    Arcidiacono, G.

    1986-01-01

    This book describes the latest applications of projective geometry to cosmology and gravitation. The contents of the book are; the Poincare group and Special Relativity, the thermodynamics and electromagnetism, general relativity, gravitation and cosmology, group theory and models of universe, the special projective relativity, the Fantappie group and Big-Bang cosmology, a new cosmological projective mechanics, the plasma physics and cosmology, the projective magnetohydrodynamics field, projective relativity and waves propagation, the generalizations of the gravitational field, the general projective relativity, the projective gravitational field, the De Sitter Universe and quantum physics, the conformal relativity and Newton gravitation.

  18. Emergence and oscillation of cosmic space by joining M1-branes

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Rahaman, Farook; Capozziello, Salvatore; Ali, Ahmed Farag; Pradhan, Anirudh

    2016-05-01

    Recently, it has been proposed by Padmanabhan that the difference between the number of degrees of freedom on the boundary surface and the number of degrees of freedom in a bulk region leads to the expansion of the universe. Now, a natural question arises; how could this model explain the oscillation of the universe between contraction and expansion branches? We try to address this issue in the framework of a BIonic system. In this model, M0-branes join to each other and give rise to a pair of M1-anti- M1-branes. The fields which live on these branes play the roles of massive gravitons that cause the emergence of a wormhole between them and formation of a BIon system. This wormhole dissolves into M1-branes and causes a divergence between the number of degrees of freedom on the boundary surface of M1 and the bulk leading to an expansion of M1-branes. When M1-branes become close to each other, the square energy of their system becomes negative and some tachyonic states emerge. To remove these states, M1-branes become compact, the sign of compacted gravity changes, causing anti-gravity to arise: in this case, branes get away from each other. By articulating M1-BIons, an M3-brane and an anti- M3-brane are created and connected by three wormholes forming an M3-BIon. This new system behaves like the initial system and by closing branes to each other, they become compact and, by getting away from each other, they open. Our universe is located on one of these M3-branes and, by compactifying the M3-brane, it contracts and, by opening it, it expands.

  19. Hadamard function and the vacuum currents in braneworlds with compact dimensions: Two-brane geometry

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    Bellucci, S.; Saharian, A. A.; Vardanyan, V.

    2016-04-01

    We evaluate the Hadamard function and the vacuum expectation value of the current density for a charged scalar field in the region between two codimension-one branes on the background of locally anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetime with an arbitrary number of toroidally compactified spatial dimensions. Along compact dimensions periodicity conditions are considered with general values of the phases and on the branes Robin boundary conditions are imposed for the field operator. In addition, we assume the presence of a constant gauge field. The latter gives rise to an Aharonov-Bohm-type effect on the vacuum currents. There exists a range in the space of the Robin coefficients for separate branes where the vacuum state becomes unstable. Compared to the case of the standard AdS bulk, in models with compact dimensions the stability condition imposed on the parameters is less restrictive. The current density has nonzero components along compact dimensions only. These components are decomposed into the brane-free and brane-induced contributions. Different representations are provided for the latter that are well suited for the investigation of the near-brane, near-AdS boundary and near-AdS horizon asymptotics. An important feature, that distinguishes the current density from the expectation values of the field squared and energy-momentum tensor, is its finiteness on the branes. In particular, for Dirichlet boundary conditions the current density vanishes on the branes. We show that, depending on the constants in the boundary conditions, the presence of the branes may either increase or decrease the current density compared with that for the brane-free geometry. Applications are given to the Randall-Sundrum 2-brane model with extra compact dimensions. In particular, we estimate the effects of the hidden brane on the current density on the visible brane.

  20. On D-brane -anti D-brane effective actions and their all order bulk singularity structures

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    Hatefi, Ehsan

    2016-04-27

    All four point functions of brane anti brane system including their correct all order α{sup ′} corrections have been addressed. All five point functions of one closed string Ramond-Ramond (RR), two real tachyons and either one gauge field or the scalar field in both symmetric and asymmetric pictures have also been explored. The entire analysis of is carried out. Not only does it fix the vertex operator of RR in asymmetric picture and in higher point functions of string theory amplitudes but also it confirms the fact that there is no issue of picture dependence of the mixed closed RR, gauge fields, tachyons and fermion fields in all symmetric or anti symmetric ones. We compute S-matrix in the presence of a transverse scalar field, two real tachyons and that reveals two different kinds of bulk singularity structures, involving an infinite number of u-channel gauge field and (u+s{sup ′}+t{sup ′})-channel scalar bulk poles. In order to produce all those bulk singularity structures, we define various couplings at the level of the effective field theory that involve the mixing term of Chern-Simons coupling (with C-potential field) and a covariant derivative of the scalar field that comes from the pull-back of brane. Eventually we explore their all order α{sup ′} corrections in the presence of brane anti brane system where various remarks will be also pointed out.

  1. Cosmological dynamics of a Dirac-Born-Infeld field

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    Copeland, Edmund J.; Mizuno, Shuntaro; Shaeri, Maryam

    2010-06-15

    We analyze the dynamics of a Dirac-Born-Infeld (DBI) field in a cosmological setup which includes a perfect fluid. Introducing convenient dynamical variables, we show that the evolution equations form an autonomous system when the potential and the brane tension of the DBI field are arbitrary power law or exponential functions of the DBI field. In particular we find scaling solutions can exist when powers of the field in the potential and warp factor satisfy specific relations. A new class of fixed-point solutions are obtained corresponding to points which initially appear singular in the evolution equations, but on closer inspection are actually well defined. In all cases, we perform a phase-space analysis and obtain the late-time attractor structure of the system. Of particular note when considering cosmological perturbations in DBI inflation is a fixed-point solution where the Lorentz factor is a finite large constant and the equation of state parameter of the DBI field is w=-1. Since in this case the speed of sound c{sub s} becomes constant, the solution can be thought to serve as a good background to perturb about.

  2. Scalar speed limits and cosmology: Acceleration from D-cceleration

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    Silverstein, Eva; Tong, David

    2004-11-01

    Causality on the gravity side of the AdS/CFT correspondence restricts motion on the moduli space of the N=4 super Yang-Mills theory by imposing a speed limit on how fast the scalar field may roll. This effect can be traced to higher-derivative operators arising from integrating out light degrees of freedom near the origin. In the strong coupling limit of the theory, the dynamics is well approximated by the Dirac-Born-Infeld Lagrangian for a probe D3-brane moving toward the horizon of the AdS Poincaré patch, combined with an estimate of the (ultimately suppressed) rate of particle and string production in the system. We analyze the motion of a rolling scalar field explicitly in the strong coupling regime of the field theory and extend the analysis to cosmological systems obtained by coupling this type of field theory to four-dimensional gravity. This leads to a mechanism for slow roll inflation for a massive scalar at sub-Planckian vacuum expectation value without need for a flat potential (realizing a version of k inflation in a microphysical framework). It also leads to a variety of novel Friedman-Roberston-Walker cosmologies, some of which are related to those obtained with tachyon matter.

  3. Cosmological evolution of Yukawa couplings: the 5D perspective

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    von Harling, Benedict; Servant, Géraldine

    2017-05-01

    The cosmological evolution of standard model Yukawa couplings may have major implications for baryogenesis. In particular, as highlighted recently, the CKM matrix alone could be the source of CP-violation during electroweak baryogenesis provided that the Yukawa couplings were large and varied during the electroweak phase transition. We provide a natural realisation of this idea in the context of Randall-Sundrum models and show that the geometrical warped approach to the fermion mass hierarchy may naturally display the desired cosmological dynamics. The key ingredient is the coupling of the Goldberger-Wise scalar, responsible for the IR brane stabilisation, to the bulk fermions, which modifies the fermionic profiles. This also helps alleviating the usually tight constraints from CP-violation in Randall-Sundrum scenarios. We study how the Yukawa couplings vary during the stabilisation of the Randall-Sundrum geometry and can thus induce large CP-violation during the electroweak phase transition. Using holography, we discuss the 4D interpretation of this dynamical interplay between flavour and electroweak symmetry breaking.

  4. Scalar Speed Limits and Cosmology: Acceleration from Deceleration

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    Silverstein, E

    2003-11-21

    Causality on the gravity side of the AdS/CFT correspondence restricts motion on the moduli space of the N = 4 super Yang Mills theory by imposing a speed limit on how fast the scalar field may roll. This effect can be traced to higher derivative operators arising from integrating out light degrees of freedom near the origin. In the strong coupling limit of the theory, the dynamics is well approximated by the Dirac-Born-Infeld Lagrangian for a probe D3-brane moving toward the horizon of the AdS Poincare patch, combined with an estimate of the (ultimately suppressed) rate of particle and string production in the system. We analyze the motion of a rolling scalar field explicitly in the strong coupling regime of the field theory, and extend the analysis to cosmological systems obtained by coupling this type of field theory to four dimensional gravity. This leads to a mechanism for slow roll inflation for a massive scalar at subPlanckian VEV without need for a flat potential (realizing a version of k-inflation in a microphysical framework). It also leads to a variety of novel FRW cosmologies, some of which are related to those obtained with tachyon matter.

  5. Bulk spacetimes for cosmological braneworlds with a time-dependent extra dimension

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    Ghosh, Suman; Kar, Sayan

    2009-09-15

    We explore the possibilities of constructing bulk spacetimes in five dimensions for warped braneworld models with a spatially flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker line element on the 3-brane and with a time-dependent extra dimension. Our first step in this direction involves looking at the status of energy conditions when such a bulk line element is assumed. We check these conditions by analyzing the relevant inequalities--for specific functional forms (chosen to satisfy certain desirable features) of the warp factor--the cosmological scale factor, and the extra-dimensional scale factor. Subsequently, we aim to obtain solutions with different types of bulk matter sources. We begin with a general analysis of the solution space of nonsingular Randall-Sundrum-type bulk models with an exponential warp factor and a chosen equation of state. Thereafter, we focus on three specific bulk sources--the ordinary scalar field, the Brans-Dicke scalar, and the dilaton. In each case, we are able to solve the field equations and obtain desirable solutions, for which we once again check the viability of the energy conditions. We also show how one can place branes in the bulk using the junction conditions. The issue of resolution of the bulk singularities which appear in our solutions, using standard methods, is also presented briefly. In summary, we are able to demonstrate that it is indeed possible to construct viable bulk spacetimes for warped cosmological braneworlds with a time-varying extra dimension and with bulk matter satisfying the energy conditions.

  6. Bulk matters on symmetric and asymmetric de Sitter thick branes

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    Liu, Yu-Xiao; Zhao, Zhen-Hua; Wei, Shao-Wen; Duan, Yi-Shi E-mail: zhaozhenhua@impcas.ac.cn E-mail: ysduan@lzu.edu.cn

    2009-02-15

    An asymmetric thick domain wall solution with de Sitter (dS) expansion in five dimensions can be constructed from a symmetric one by using a same scalar (kink) with different potentials. In this paper, by presenting the mass-independent potentials of Kaluza-Klein (KK) modes in the corresponding Schroedinger equations, we investigate the localization and mass spectra of various bulk matter fields on the symmetric and asymmetric dS thick branes. For spin 0 scalars and spin 1 vectors, the potentials of KK modes in the corresponding Schroedinger equations are the modified Poeschl-Teller potentials, and there exist a mass gap and a series of continuous spectrum. It is shown that the spectrum of scalar KK modes on the symmetric dS brane contains only one bound mode (the massless mode). However, for the asymmetric dS brane with a large asymmetric factor, there are two bound scalar KK modes: a zero mode and a massive mode. For spin 1 vectors, the spectra of KK modes on both dS branes consist of a bound massless mode and a set of continuous ones, i.e., the asymmetric factor does not change the number of the bound vector KK modes. For spin 1/2 fermions, two types of kink-fermion couplings are investigated in detail. For the usual Yukawa coupling {eta}barPsi{phi}{Psi}, there exists no mass gap but a continuous gapless spectrum of KK states. For the scalar-fermion coupling {eta}barPsisin({phi}/{phi}{sub 0})cos{sup -{delta}}({phi}/{phi}{sub 0}){Psi} with a positive coupling constant {eta}, there exist some discrete bound KK modes and a series of continuous ones. The total number of bound states increases with the coupling constant {eta}. For the case of the symmetric dS brane and positive {eta}, there are N{sub L}(N{sub L} {>=} 1) left chiral fermion bound states (including zero mode and massive KK modes) and N{sub L}-1 right chiral fermion bound states (including only massive KK modes). For the asymmetric dS brane scenario, the asymmetric factor a reduces the number of the

  7. Interaction of moving branes with background massless and tachyon fields in superstring theory

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    Rezaei, Z. Kamani, D.

    2012-02-15

    Using the boundary state formalism, we study a moving Dp-brane in a partially compact space-time in the presence of background fields: the Kalb-Ramond field B{sub {mu}{nu}}, a U(1) gauge field A{sub {alpha}}, and the tachyon field. The boundary state enables us to obtain the interaction amplitude of two branes with the above back-ground fields. The branes are parallel or perpendicular to each other. Because of the presence of background fields, compactification of some space-time directions, motion of the branes, and the arbitrariness of the dimensions of the branes, the system is rather general. Due to the tachyon fields and velocities of the branes, the behavior of the interaction amplitude reveals obvious differences from the conventional behavior.

  8. D-branes in a big bang/big crunch universe: Misner space

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    Hikida, Yasuaki; Nayak, Rashmi R.; Panigrahi, Kamal L.

    2005-09-01

    We study D-branes in a two-dimensional lorentzian orbifold Bbb R1,1/Γ with a discrete boost Γ. This space is known as Misner or Milne space, and includes big crunch/big bang singularity. In this space, there are D0-branes in spiral orbits and D1-branes with or without flux on them. In particular, we observe imaginary parts of partition functions, and interpret them as the rates of open string pair creation for D0-branes and emission of winding closed strings for D1-branes. These phenomena occur due to the time-dependence of the background. Open string 2→2 scattering amplitude on a D1-brane is also computed and found to be less singular than closed string case.

  9. A new approach to the classical and quantum dynamics of branes

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    Pavšič, Matej

    2016-07-01

    It is shown that the Dirac-Nambu-Goto brane can be described as a point particle in an infinite-dimensional brane space with a particular metric. This suggests a generalization to brane spaces with arbitrary metric, including the “flat” metric. Then quantization of such a system is straightforward: it is just like quantization of a bunch of noninteracting particles. This leads us to a system of a continuous set of scalar fields. For a particular choice of the metric in the space of fields we find that the classical Dirac-Nambu-Goto brane theory arises as an effective theory of such an underlying quantum field theory. Quantization of branes is important for the brane world scenarios, and thus for “quantum gravity.”

  10. Noncommutative Tachyon Kinks as D(p-1)-branes from Unstable Dp-brane

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    Banerjee, Rabin; Kim, Yoonbai; Kwon, O.-Kab

    2005-01-01

    We study noncommutative (NC) field theory of a real NC tachyon and NC U(1) gauge field, describing the dynamics of an unstable Dp-brane. For every given set of diagonal component of open string metric G 0 , NC parameter θ0 , and interpolating electric field hat E, we find all possible static NC kinks as exact solutions, in spite of complicated NC terms, which are classified by an array of NC kink-antikink and topological NC kinks. By computing their tensions and charges, those configurations are identified as an array of D0bar D0 and single stable D0 from the unstable D1, respectively. When the interpolating electric field has critical value as G 0 2 = hat E2 , the obtained topological kink becomes a BPS object with nonzero thickness and is identified as BPS D0 in the fluid of fundamental strings. Particularly in the scaling limit of infinite θ0 and vanishing G 0 and hat E, while keeping G 0θ0 = hat Eθ0 = 1, finiteness of the tension of NC kink corresponds to tensionless kink in ordinary effective field theory. An extension to stable D(p-1) from unstable Dp is straightforward for pure electric cases with parallel NC parameter and interpolating two-form field.

  11. Covariant Action for the Super-Five-Brane of {ital M} Theory

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    Bandos, I.; Nurmagambetov, A.; Sorokin, D.; Lechner, K.; Pasti, P.; Tonin, M.

    1997-06-01

    We propose a complete, d=6 covariant and kappa-symmetric, action for the M theory five-brane propagating in D=11 supergravity background. This opens a direct way of relating a wide class of super-p -brane solutions of string theory with the five-brane of M theory, which should be useful for studying corresponding dualities and nonperturbative aspects of these theories. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  12. Brans-Dicke cosmology with time-dependent cosmological term

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    Berman, Marcelo Samuel

    1990-12-01

    Berman and Som's solution for a Brans-Dicke cosmology with time-dependent cosmological term, Robertson-Walker metric, perfect fluid, and perfect gas law of state solves the horizon, homogeneity, and isotropy problems without requiring any unnatural fine tuning in the very early universe, thus being an alternative model to inflation. The model also does not need recourse to quantum cosmology, and solves the flatness and magnetic monopole problems.

  13. Nonlocal teleparallel cosmology.

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    Bahamonde, Sebastian; Capozziello, Salvatore; Faizal, Mir; Nunes, Rafael C

    2017-01-01

    Even though it is not possible to differentiate general relativity from teleparallel gravity using classical experiments, it could be possible to discriminate between them by quantum gravitational effects. These effects have motivated the introduction of nonlocal deformations of general relativity, and similar effects are also expected to occur in teleparallel gravity. Here, we study nonlocal deformations of teleparallel gravity along with its cosmological solutions. We observe that nonlocal teleparallel gravity (like nonlocal general relativity) is consistent with the present cosmological data obtained by SNe Ia + BAO + CC + [Formula: see text] observations. Along this track, future experiments probing nonlocal effects could be used to test whether general relativity or teleparallel gravity gives the most consistent picture of gravitational interaction.

  14. Discrete Newtonian cosmology: perturbations

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    Ellis, George F. R.; Gibbons, Gary W.

    2015-03-01

    In a previous paper (Gibbons and Ellis 2014 Discrete Newtonian cosmology Class. Quantum Grav. 31 025003), we showed how a finite system of discrete particles interacting with each other via Newtonian gravitational attraction would lead to precisely the same dynamical equations for homothetic motion as in the case of the pressure-free Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker cosmological models of general relativity theory, provided the distribution of particles obeys the central configuration equation. In this paper we show that one can obtain perturbed such Newtonian solutions that give the same linearized structure growth equations as in the general relativity case. We also obtain the Dmitriev-Zel’dovich equations for subsystems in this discrete gravitational model, and show how it leads to the conclusion that voids have an apparent negative mass.

  15. Improved cosmological model

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    Tsamis, N. C.; Woodard, R. P.

    2016-08-01

    We study a class of nonlocal, action-based, and purely gravitational models. These models seek to describe a cosmology in which inflation is driven by a large, bare cosmological constant that is screened by the self-gravitation between the soft gravitons that inflation rips from the vacuum. Inflation ends with the Universe poised on the verge of gravitational collapse, in an oscillating phase of expansion and contraction that should lead to rapid reheating when matter is included. After the attainment of a hot, dense Universe the nonlocal screening terms become constant as the Universe evolves through a conventional phase of radiation domination. The onset of matter domination triggers a much smaller antiscreening effect that could explain the current phase of acceleration.

  16. Cosmology and Convention

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    Merritt, David

    2017-02-01

    I argue that some important elements of the current cosmological model are "conventionalist" in the sense defined by Karl Popper. These elements include dark matter and dark energy; both are auxiliary hypotheses that were invoked in response to observations that falsified the standard model as it existed at the time. The use of conventionalist stratagems in response to unexpected observations implies that the field of cosmology is in a state of 'degenerating problemshift' in the language of Imre Lakatos. I show that the 'concordance' argument, often put forward by cosmologists in support of the current paradigm, is weaker than the convergence arguments that were made in the past in support of the atomic theory of matter or the quantization of energy.

  17. Cosmology with hypervelocity stars

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    Loeb, Abraham

    2011-04-01

    In the standard cosmological model, the merger remnant of the Milky Way and Andromeda (Milkomeda) will be the only galaxy remaining within our event horizon once the Universe has aged by another factor of ten, ∼ 10{sup 11} years after the Big Bang. After that time, the only extragalactic sources of light in the observable cosmic volume will be hypervelocity stars being ejected continuously from Milkomeda. Spectroscopic detection of the velocity-distance relation or the evolution in the Doppler shifts of these stars will allow a precise measurement of the vacuum mass density as well as the local matter distribution. Already in the near future, the next generation of large telescopes will allow photometric detection of individual stars out to the edge of the Local Group, and may target the ∼ 10{sup 5±1} hypervelocity stars that originated in it as cosmological tracers.

  18. Bayesian Methods in Cosmology

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    Hobson, Michael P.; Jaffe, Andrew H.; Liddle, Andrew R.; Mukherjee, Pia; Parkinson, David

    2009-12-01

    Preface; Part I. Methods: 1. Foundations and algorithms John Skilling; 2. Simple applications of Bayesian methods D. S. Sivia and Steve Rawlings; 3. Parameter estimation using Monte Carlo sampling Antony Lewis and Sarah Bridle; 4. Model selection and multi-model interference Andrew R. Liddle, Pia Mukherjee and David Parkinson; 5. Bayesian experimental design and model selection forecasting Roberto Trotta, Martin Kunz, Pia Mukherjee and David Parkinson; 6. Signal separation in cosmology M. P. Hobson, M. A. J. Ashdown and V. Stolyarov; Part II. Applications: 7. Bayesian source extraction M. P. Hobson, Graça Rocha and R. Savage; 8. Flux measurement Daniel Mortlock; 9. Gravitational wave astronomy Neil Cornish; 10. Bayesian analysis of cosmic microwave background data Andrew H. Jaffe; 11. Bayesian multilevel modelling of cosmological populations Thomas J. Loredo and Martin A. Hendry; 12. A Bayesian approach to galaxy evolution studies Stefano Andreon; 13. Photometric redshift estimation: methods and applications Ofer Lahav, Filipe B. Abdalla and Manda Banerji; Index.

  19. Quantum cosmology: a review.

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    Bojowald, Martin

    2015-02-01

    In quantum cosmology, one applies quantum physics to the whole universe. While no unique version and no completely well-defined theory is available yet, the framework gives rise to interesting conceptual, mathematical and physical questions. This review presents quantum cosmology in a new picture that tries to incorporate the importance of inhomogeneity. De-emphasizing the traditional minisuperspace view, the dynamics is rather formulated in terms of the interplay of many interacting 'microscopic' degrees of freedom that describe the space-time geometry. There is thus a close relationship with more-established systems in condensed-matter and particle physics even while the large set of space-time symmetries (general covariance) requires some adaptations and new developments. These extensions of standard methods are needed both at the fundamental level and at the stage of evaluating the theory by effective descriptions.

  20. The Changing Cosmology Narrative

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    Eastman, T. E.

    2009-12-01

    The CBR discovery in 1965 was followed by successive triumphs for the Big Bang approach resulting in the current age of so-called "precision'' cosmology. I propose that the emerging data-rich environment is a game changer because it makes possible a major shift from a focus on theory and confirmation to observations, testing and potential falsification, and a shift from theory-driven claims of "precision'' cosmology to data-driven, multi-level testing of more limited and modest models. Greater flexibility in framing alternative hypotheses, and greater appreciation for rigorous data analysis unencumbered by preferred outcomes, may enable more critical assessments of grand theories that are at present excessively shielded from data-driven scrutiny.