Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

String Cosmology

Jul 18, 2009, 11:00 AM
30m
Middle Lecture Hall A (Kraków, Poland)

Middle Lecture Hall A

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Unified Theories, Strings, Non-perturbative QFT VII. Unified Theories, Strings, Non-perturbative QFT

Speaker

Dr Marco Zagermann (MPI for Physics, Munich)

Description

During the past decade, the study of the cosmological implications of string theory has evolved into a very active and fruitful field of research. The remarkable progress in this area is to a large extent driven by the impressive advances in observational cosmology as well as by important theoretical progress, in particular, regarding the problem of moduli stabilization in string compactifications. In this talk, I will review some of the highlights of string cosmology, focusing on aspects of moduli stabilization, de Sitter vacua, inflation, cosmic strings and gravitational waves.

Primary author

Dr Marco Zagermann (MPI for Physics, Munich)

Presentation materials