String cosmology : modern string theory concepts from the Big Bang to cosmic structure
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Weinheim [Germany] : WileyVCH, c2009.
 Physical description
 xvi, 313 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Erdmenger, Johanna.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Preface. 1 Introduction to Cosmology and String Theory (Johanna Erdmenger and Martin Ammon). 1.1 Introduction. 1.2 Foundations of Cosmology. 1.3 Inflation. 1.4 Fluctuations. 1.5 Bosonic String Theory. 1.6 Superstring Theory. 1.7 String Dualities and MTheory. 1.8 DBranes. 1.9 Compactification. 1.10 String Thermodynamics. 1.11 GaugeGravity Duality. 1.12 Summary. References. 2 StringInflation I: Brane Inflation (Marco Zagermann). 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Moduli Stabilization in Type IIB String Theory. 2.3 Warped D3/D3Brane Inflation (Slow Roll). 2.4 D3/D7Brane Inflation. 2.5 DBI Inflation. 2.6 Gravitational Waves and Inflation Field Range. 2.7 Conclusions. References. 3 StringInflation II: Inflation from Moduli (C.P. Burgess). 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Accelerated Expansion in Supergravity. 3.3 Type IIB Moduli and Their Stabilization. 3.4 Inflation from Kahler Moduli. 3.5 What We've Learned So far. References. 4 Cosmic Superstrings (Robert C. Myers and Mark Wyman). 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Superstring Theory on Cosmological Scales. 4.3 Observing Cosmic Superstrings. 4.4 Conclusion. References. 5 The CMB as a Possible Probe of String Theory (Gary Shiu). 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 String Theory and Inflation. 5.3 Example 1: Initial State of Inflation. 5.4 Example 2: NonGaussianities in the CMB. 5.5 Example 3: Probing the Shape of Extra Dimensions. 5.6 Summary and Future Directions. References. 6 String Gas Cosmology (Robert H. Brandenberger). 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Basics of String Gas Cosmology. 6.3 Moduli Stabilization in String Gas Cosmology. 6.4 String Gas Cosmology and Structure Formation. 6.5 Conclusions. References. 7 GaugeGravity Duality and String Cosmology (Sumit R Das). 7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Null Singularities and Matrix Theory. 7.3 Cosmological Singularities and the AdS/CFT Correspondence. 7.4 Conclusions. References. 8 Heterotic MTheory and Cosmology (Axel Krause). 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Heterotic MTheory Flux Compactifications. 8.3 Heterotic Cosmic Strings. 8.4 Towards Dark Energy from MTheory. 8.5 Multibrane Inflation and Gravitational Waves. References. Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Filling a huge gap in the literature by bringing together all the different strains of research within this particular subject into one single volume, this book is a collection of articles presenting uptodate, ongoing results by renowned experts currently working in the field.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Cosmology.
 String models.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2009
 Responsibility
 edited by Johanna Erdmenger.
 ISBN
 9783527408627
 3527408622