A Note on Wavemap-Tensor Cosmologies

  • Spiros Cotsakis
  • John Miritzis
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 276)


We examine theories of gravity which include finitely many coupled scalar fields with arbitrary couplings to the curvature (wavemaps). We show that the most general scalar-tensor σ-model action is conformally equivalent to general relativity with a minimally coupled wavemap with a particular target metric. Inflation on the source manifold is then shown to occur in a novel way due to the combined effect of arbitrary curvature couplings and wavemap self-interactions. A new interpretation of the conformal equivalence theorem proved for such ‘wavemaptensor’ theories through brane-bulk dynamics is also discussed.


Einstein-wavemap system inflationary cosmologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Spiros Cotsakis
    • 1
  • John Miritzis
    • 2
  1. 1.GEODYSYC, Department of MathematicsUniversity of the AegeanKarlovassiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Marine SciencesUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece

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