Skip to main content

String field Theory and new cosmological models

Objective

New cosmological models arising from String Field Theory will be studied. It is known from observational data that the state parameter w in cosmology is close to -1. It is suggested to use the tachyon of string field theory as a scalar field in cosmological models of the Dark Energy, because the non-local structure of the string interaction makes this field a phantom, which would realize the Dark Energy dominated Universe. Various consequences of these new cosmological models, such as an interaction with the Cold Dark Matter, brane decay in the non-flat gravitational background and brane-world scenarios will be studied in the light of new ideas coming from String Field Theory. Relationships with the bulk-boundary correspondence and the concept of brane cosmology will also be studied.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-MOBILITY-7
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

IIF - Marie Curie actions-Incoming International Fellowships

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF PLASMA PHYSICS, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Address
Vasilika Vouton
Heraklion, Crete
Greece