Cosmology in Gauge Field Theory and String Theory

Cosmology in Gauge Field Theory and String Theory

by D. Bailin, Alexander Love, A. Love
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750304928

ISBN-13: 9780750304924

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Cosmology in Gauge Field Theory and String Theory focuses on the cosmological implications of the gauge theories of particle physics and of string theory.

The book first examines the universe's series of phase transitions in which the successive gauge symmetries of the higher-temperature phase were spontaneously broken after the big bang, discussing relics of

Overview

Cosmology in Gauge Field Theory and String Theory focuses on the cosmological implications of the gauge theories of particle physics and of string theory.

The book first examines the universe's series of phase transitions in which the successive gauge symmetries of the higher-temperature phase were spontaneously broken after the big bang, discussing relics of these phase transitions, more generic relics (baryons, neutrinos, axions), and supersymmetric particles (neutralinos and gravitinos). The author next studies supersymmetric theory, supergravity theory, and the constraints on the underlying field theory of the universe's inflationary era. The book concludes with a discussion of black hole solutions of the supergravity theory that approximates string theory at low energies and the insight that string theory affords into the microscopic origin of the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy.

Cosmology in Gauge Field Theory and String Theory provides a modern introduction to these important problems from a particle physicist's perspective. It is intended as an introductory textbook for a first course on the subject at a graduate level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750304924
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Graduate Student Series in Physics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

1 The standard model of cosmology

2 Phase transitions in the early universe

3 Topological defects

4 Baryogenesis

5 Relic neutrinos and axions

6 Supersymmetric dark matter

7 Inflationary cosmology

8 Inflation in supergravity

9 Superstring cosmology

10 Black holes in string theory

Index

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