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String theory : from gauge interactions to cosmology

Author: Laurent Baulieu; North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Public Diplomacy Division.
Publisher: Dordrecht ; [Great Britain] : Springer, ©2006.
Series: NATO science series., Series II,, Mathematics, physics, and chemistry ;, v. 208.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written with an emphasis on pedagogy, this is a collection of lectures delivered at the Cargese Summer School "String Theory: from Gauge Interactions to Cosmology''. It discusses the gauge/gravity  Read more...

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NATO Advanced Study Institute on String Theory: from Gauge Interactions to Cosmology (2004 : Cargèse, France).
String theory.
Dordrecht ; [Great Britain] : Springer, ©2006
(OCoLC)62795808
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurent Baulieu; North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Public Diplomacy Division.
ISBN: 1402037333 9781402037337 1402037317 9781402037313 1402037325 9781402037320 1280612517 9781280612510 661061251X 9786610612512
OCLC Number: 77524332
Notes: "Published in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division."
"Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on String Theory: From Gauge Interactions to Cosmology, Cargèse, France, 7-19 June, 2004."
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 404 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover --
Table of Contents --
Preface --
I: Lectures --
STRINGS IN A LANDSCAPE --
1 Introduction --
2 Cosmology --
3 Ghost condensation --
4 Strings in a landscape --
5 Phenomenology of the landscape --
QUANTIZATION OF HOLOMORPHIC FORMS AND N = 1 SUPERSYMMETRY ON SPECIAL MANIFOLDS --
1 Introduction --
2 N = 1 supersymmetry and the holomorphic BF theory --
3 Four dimensions: Kähler manifold --
4 Six dimensions: Calabi-Yau three-fold --
5 Eight dimensions --
LOEWNER CHAINS --
1 Critical interfaces and stochastic processes --
2 Loewner chains --
THEORY OF COSMOLOGICAL PERTURBATIONS AND APPLICATIONS TO SUPERSTRING COSMOLOGY --
1 Introduction --
2 Overview of Inflationary Cosmology --
3 Newtonian Theory of Cosmological Perturbations --
4 Relativistic Theory of Cosmological Fluctuations --
5 Quantum Theory of Cosmological Fluctuations --
6 Conceptual Problems of Inflationary Cosmology --
7 The Trans-Planckian Window for Superstring Cosmology --
TOWARDS A TOPOLOGICAL G2 STRING --
1 Introduction --
2 G[sub(2)] sigma models --
3 Tri-Critical Ising Model --
4 Topological Twist --
5 The BRST Operator --
6 Topological G[sub(2)] Strings --
7 Conclusions --
CHALLENGES OF MATRIX MODELS --
1 Introduction --
2 Classical period: introduction of models --
3 First stringy period: generalizations and hunt for structures --
4 Transcendental period: absolutization of structures --
5 Towards exhaustive theory of 1-matrix model: the Dijkgraaf-Vafa theory . --
6 Neoclassical period: back to concrete results and back to physics? --
PHENOMENOLOGY OF NEUTRINO OSCILLATIONS --
1 A short history of neutrinos [1-16] --
2 Simple formulas for oscillations --
3 "Same energy" vs "same momentum" [12-14], [17-25] --
4 Solar neutrinos [26] --
5 Reactor antineutrinos [27-30] --
6 Atmospheric neutrinos [26] --
7 Accelerator neutrinos [27] --
8 Patterns of mixing angles and masses [25,31] --
9 Double beta decay [32] --
10 Cosmological and stellar inputs [33] --
11 Challenges and Prospects [31,34] --
CLOSED STRINGS IN MISNER SPACE: A TOY MODEL FOR A BIG BOUNCE? --
1 Semi-classics of closed strings in Misner space --
2 One-loop vacuum amplitude --
3 Tree-level scattering amplitudes --
4 Discussion --
PHENOMENOLOGICAL GUIDE TO PHYSICS BEYOND THE STANDARD MODEL --
1 Introduction --
2 The Standard Model --
3 Hints from the Standard Model for its extensions --
4 Supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model --
5 Summary --
INTRODUCTION TO COSMIC F- AND D-STRINGS --
1 Introduction --
2 Cosmic string review --
3 Cosmic strings from string theory --
4 Production of cosmic F- and D-strings --
5 Stability of strings --
6 Seeing Cosmic Strings --
7 Distinguishing Superstrings --
8 Conclusions --
LONG TIME SCALES AND ETERNAL BLACK HOLES --
1 Introduction --
2 Long-time details of thermal quasi-equilibrium --
3 Topological diversity and unitarity.
Series Title: NATO science series., Series II,, Mathematics, physics, and chemistry ;, v. 208.
Responsibility: edited by Laurent Baulieu [and others].

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