Classical corrections in string cosmology

Ram Brustein, Richard Madden

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An important element in a model of non-singular string cosmology is a phase in which classical corrections saturate the growth of curvature in a deSitter-like phase with a linearly growing dilaton (an 'algebraic fixed point'). As the form of the classical corrections is not well known, here we look for evidence, based on a suggested symmetry of the action, scale factor duality and on conformal field theory considerations, that they can produce this saturation. It has previously been observed that imposing scale factor duality on the O(α′) corrections is not compatible with fixed point behavior. Here we present arguments that these problems persist to all orders in α′. We also present evidence for the form of a solution to the equations of motion using conformal perturbation theory, examine its implications for the form of the effective action and find novel fixed point structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)XVI-25
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999


  • Bosonic strings
  • Cosmology of theories beyond the sm
  • Models of quantum gravity
  • Physics of the early universe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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