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General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 40, Issue 2–3, pp 565–605 | Cite as

String cosmology: a review

  • Liam McAllister
  • Eva Silverstein
Research Article

Abstract

We give an overview of the status of string cosmology. We explain the motivation for the subject, outline the main problems, and assess some of the proposed solutions. Our focus is on those aspects of cosmology that benefit from the data of an ultraviolet-complete theory.

Keywords

String Theory Modulus Space Dark Energy Cosmic Microwave Background Cosmic String 
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  1. 1.Laboratory for Elementary-Particle PhysicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.SLAC and Department of PhysicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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