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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Bound State of Cosmic Superstrings in Curved Geometry
Speaker(s): Louis Leblond
Abstract: Cosmic superstrings are one of the most promising experimental window into string theory. Their properties differs from more standard gauge theory cosmic strings in many ways. In particular cosmic superstrings in type IIB string theory can form bound states of ever increasing quantum numbers (p,q). In this talk, I will review the calculation of the (p,q) string tension in flat space and then I will generalize it to the typical curved geometry encountered in flux compactification. Phenomenological implications will then be discussed with particular attention to the scaling property of the cosmic string network.
Date: 24/10/2006 - 11:00 am
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