String Theory and Nonsingular Cosmology


Brandenberger, R. (2018). String Theory and Nonsingular Cosmology. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/18060006


Brandenberger, Robert. String Theory and Nonsingular Cosmology. Perimeter Institute, Jun. 08, 2018, https://pirsa.org/18060006


          @misc{ pirsa_18060006,
            doi = {10.48660/18060006},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/18060006},
            author = {Brandenberger, Robert},
            keywords = {Quantum Fields and Strings},
            language = {en},
            title = {String Theory and Nonsingular Cosmology},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2018},
            month = {jun},
            note = {PIRSA:18060006 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Robert Brandenberger McGill University - Department of Physics


I will argue that in the context of string theory, the Big Bang singularity of standard and inflationary cosmology is automatically resolved. To see this at the level of an effective field theory, ideas from "Double Field Theory" are useful.