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Seeking String Theory in the Cosmos

By Edmund J. Copeland, Levon Pogosian and Tanmay Vachaspati

Abstract

We review the existence, formation and properties of cosmic strings in string theory, the wide variety of observational techniques that are being employed to detect them, and the constraints that current observations impose on string theory models.Comment: 25 pages; contribution for String Cosmology issue of Classical and Quantum Gravity. References added and other improvements. Matches journal versio

Topics: High Energy Physics - Theory, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics, General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1088/0264-9381/28/20/204009
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1105.0207
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